Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (4.5 / 5)
Toy Story 3 returns us to the world of Buzz and Woody just as their owner Andy is preparing to leave for college (I thought it was interesting that he was 17 instead of 18). Many of our old friends are already gone and the remaining toys are worried about their own fate. While Andy isn’t ready to pitch the lot of them, our old friends find themselves on their way to a children’s daycare due to a reasonable misunderstanding.
While most of the toys are ecstatic at being in toy’s paradise, Woody is willing to risk everything to return to his owner even if it means leaving all of his friends behind. Of course, the daycare isn’t the paradise it appears to be and when Woody finds out, he abandons his quest of returning to Andy in order to rescue his friends.
An exceptionally well-done threequel. Though not quite as good as the first two movies, Toy Story 3 easily surpasses any reasonable expectations. So why do I subtract 1/2 point?
Obvious video game sequences. Ever since The Phantom Menace, blockbusters have had scenes apparently tailor made for the associated video game. Watching these scenes tend to take me out of the movie as I start to analyze “how to defeat this level.”
Overall, an excellent movie that the whole family enjoyed and highly recommend.