It. Is. AWESOME! Please, please, PLEASE, I urge you all to see it. Its not crap like Shrek 3 or any other ‘3’s, its just as fantastic as the previous 2.
I’ve realized that I’ve kind of grown up with Andy. I was 4 when the first came out, 8 when the second one did and now Andy’s going to college and so am I. I still have my Jessie doll! I have my stuffed toys on my bed still.
Some of you may feel you’ve outgrown Toy Story but trust me, you haven’t. When I saw it in the cinema about an hour ago, parents were laughing, cheering, going “oooo” just as much as the kids were! Maybe even more than the kids! My cheeks hurt from laughing and smiling so much! And I also nearly cried at one point because it actually gets incredibly emotional! But then its broken with laughter and all is well.
It’s a shame about the new characters because they’re bigged up so much by the posters and promotional material and yet they hardly say anything except the cuddly bear [smells like strawberries!] and Ken [who is NOT a girl‘s toy]. Like, I was looking forward to Whoopi Goldberg’s character because I love her but she has, like, 3 lines! So don’t expect much from them.
Its all about those characters that we love and their new environment; daycare. Me and my mum did volunteering at a nursery a couple of months ago and I was pointing at the screen when the young ones where chucking the toys around and licking them and everything, going “that’s exactly what its like!” Then my mum spotted that the car-phone that helps Woody is actually in a toy box at my nana and granddad’s house back in England! And when Ken’s ‘Dream House’ came on screen with the lift/elevator on the side, both my parents poked me saying “you had that!” Except mine was Barbie’s dream house. And I didn’t have a Ken. I had my brother’s Action Man. And I soon replaced Barbie dolls with Spice Girl dolls [one of which I still have *so cool*]. Oh, and me and dad agreed that the scary doll baby is real because I think everyone has seen the baby doll with one dodgy eye that looks like it could easily kill you.
Ken is an awesome character, so amazingly funny because there is just so much comedic material for Ken [“I AM NOT A GIRL‘S TOY!!!”]. I think he’s become my favourite Toy Story character. Along with Buzz because in this one… aw man, he’s just… lets just say, he had my whole family [and the whole theatre] laughing like crazy for ages. I can’t wait to watch this on DVD in 5 months!!!
There are a few moments when I had to really bite my lip because it gets really emotional. Don’t take this the bad way because they’re needed and help us believe that they’re not just toys, I totally forgot they were toys for a moment. It gets so tense that the little girl next to my mum sat on her mum’s lap, not moving a muscle. And I’m pretty sure all the parents were holding their breath too.
I’m going to agree with many and say that it’s got to be the best film of 2010 so far. My family and I were talking about it the whole way home and we’re still smiling about it!
I promise you, this is not a Shrek 3, this is the absolute equal to the first and second Toy Storys. I can not recommend it enough. Please see it, its totally worth it and you will not be disappointed at all.
I’ve probably missed stuff out but whatever, go and see it. Oh, and stay for the credits! They’re not outtakes like the previous movies but it will get you dancing!