Saturday, June 26, 2010
Film Review - Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3 is the third installment in the Toy Story series and this time around Andy has grown up and is leaving for college, leaving the fate of Woody voiced by Tom Hanks, Buzz Lightyear voiced by Tim Allen and the other toys uncertain.
I'll leave the plot synopsis at that, as all I'm going to say is go see this movie when you get the chance, there are all sorts of nods to the first two films that feel comfortable within the story, a fantastic opening sequence involving the toys and some REALLY touching moments that left me in tears, which is funny to say as it's essentially a movie about a boy and his toys but it feels so much more than that, in the 11 years that have passed since Toy Story 2 hit cinemas, these characters have become iconic and mean a lot to some people and they're given their full due here.
But I can't end this review without mentioning some of the new characters who are really well thought out, my favourite being Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear voiced by Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton is also really good as Ken but sadly Timothy Dalton is given too little to do, which is my only complaint about this film and that's only because Dalton's a favourite of mine.
In closing, this a funny touching and extremely enjoyable film that ties with Shutter Island as my favourite of 2010 so far, so a 4 and a half out of 5.