Pixar has again proved it is Hollywood’s most reliable film studio by giving theatergoers another pitch-perfect film.
“Toy Story 3” might be the most epic, heartening and fun movie this summer. Combining that classic Pixar charm, topnotch animation, and all the characters we’ve grown to love, “Toy Story 3” masterfully takes us away from reality and back to Andy’s room.
The story is simple, at first. Andy has grown up and on his way to college while Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang face the dilemma of being useless relics of Andy’s boyhood. These are characters we all have been watching for 15 years, and for most college students are nostalgic of our own childhood.
The complexities of the story begin when the toys are accidentally thrown out and end up at Sunny Side daycare, which is essentially a prison, or concentration camp at times, for toys. The story takes us to more locales with more new and interesting characters than in the first two installments and it is exciting and keeps you wanting more.
More than once, my eyes had traces of tears and my stomach ached from laughter. Never have I felt such an attachment to characters on-screen – and they’re animated toys. Keep in mind, nothing in this movie exists in real life. These are actor’s voices being animated by digital imagery. I was 7-years-old when the original “Toy Story” released, so I grew up with these characters. I feel a bit like a real life Andy, and now it’s time to say goodbye to my old toys. A brilliant 10 out of 10.