Spoiler Alert: The Big Pink Bear is The Bad Guy (Click Image to Enlarge)
Sequels to successful movie series can be so played. I’m generally not someone who immediately jumps on the bandwagon to see the theatrical release of every sequel to a movie that I liked (see: The Matrix), especially now that I have a Netflix subscription! But when a couple of my friends whose judgment I trust wanted to go see Toy Story 3 yesterday afternoon, I figured it was a pretty safe bet that I’d at least be entertained. Man, did I ever underestimate this movie going in, because Toy Story 3 is just fantastic! First of all, it’s got the Pixar graphics jumping off the screen at you – so you know it looks completely amazing – but also, the plot and dialogue are not only engaging but surprisingly edgy, and the action gets quite harrowing in parts (a toddler in the row in front of us burst into tears during one particularly “heavy” scene). There is also a lot of talk about this movie being sad, but I didn’t find it to be “sad” so much as very touching and “real.” I dabbed at my eyes more than once, but Toy Story 3 is also unbelievably hilarious, adorable and lots of fun for adults as well as kids. I really loved this movie.
Now in wide release, The Worley Gig gives Toy Story 3 Five out of Five Stars!