Toy Story 3

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.

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Network

Its about the ups and downs of a TV network and a crazy anchorman. This is a very good movie, filled with powerful speeches and fantastic uses of lighting. If there are any film students reading this, I’d write this one down if you think you’ll have to do a paper on lighting in movies, this would be a great example/movie to analyze.

  • Strong, powerful, passionate lead female role. The woman is the perfect example of female workaholics. I loved that she could only really understand real life through television speak. Her love interest [which is so wrong but I’ll get to that later] has to explain their romantic situation through storylines, acts and episodes.
  • The romance. Its just… so forced and out of the blue and just crap. Its like they shot it all then were like “crap, we need something for the women… lets just stick them two together, yeah, that’ll work”. Well it didn’t! Its painful and crap.
  • The lighting is fantastic. Its almost like its showing how TV intertwines with their real lives, they have spotlights. Its weird to explain and I’m sure if I were still in film class I’d be able to explain it better but it is really good.
  • “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
  • This film is filled with fantastic, energetic speeches. Normally, when you think of speeches you think that it’ll be boring but the acting and liveliness makes it so fascinating. Also, the topics of the speeches and the actual words do seem a bit like hippy speech [if you know what I mean] but because of the way they’re shouted takes away the hippiness. Sorry, that’s a crap explanation but I’m not sure how else to put it lol.
  • I thought that it was very interesting and oddly good that the fact that the anchorman is insane is actually a ‘B’ story rather than an ‘A’ story. Its was just a little plot in the background. I don’t know why I liked that but I did.
  • I could tell every now and then that Peter Finch [CRAZY!anchorman] is British because you can hear it in some of his words.
  • The ending! OMG! I should of seen it coming- well, I did but I didn’t expect it to happen so fast and so vividly!!!
  • 126/212

    Kate
    xoxo