Sunday, September 12, 2010

Toy Story 3

Pixar has for years set the standard for animated films.  Their story lines and flawless animation haven't failed to make a great movie yet.  I must admit, I was a little skeptical of Toy Story 3.  I enjoyed 1 and 2, but how much more can they milk these characters?  Well, the movie pleasantly surprised me.  I took Elliot to see it and we both laughed and laughed, and yes, maybe got choked up a bit.
Should they stay or should they go now?

Andy is going off to college, and his mom wants to clean out his room.  He can't bear to part with the toys we know and love from the other movies, but in a mix-up, they get donated to a day care center.  At first they think they're in toy heaven, but quickly realize their mistake when the little kids abuse and nearly destroy them.  When they protest their treatment to the teddy bear who rules the day care, they are jailed in cubby baskets.  Their loyalty and determination fuel a daring escape and reunion with Andy.
Beware the kindly pink teddy bear!

Toy Story 3 has terrific voice acting, the Pixar animation that is so good you don't notice it's animation, and a great story.  As with the other Pixar films, this is a movie grown-ups can love, even without the kids around.  But your kids will love it, too.

Bottom line, 3 1/2 stars.

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