Movie Title: Toy Story 3D
Director: Lee Unkrich
Staring: The voices of; Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Jodi Benson and John Ratzenberger.
Category: Kids, animation, family
Moms of Faith Rating: 10 out of 10
Intro: I loved Toy Story 1 and 2, so you know I had to see 3! Toy Story 3D was a delightful movie for the whole family!
Review: We do not normally care too much about Disney films…unless Pixar is involved. I think Pixar has made some of the best family animation movies ever. They are a talented group to say the least. Disney on its own is a mess. LOL! They have too much bologna when left to their own devices!
OK, on to my review of Toy Story 3D…
Let’s start with the short film…LOL…one of my favorite parts of a Pixar film. It was original, inventive and hilarious!
The movie itself had all the humor, action, loyalty, drama and warmness we have come to expect from the beloved characters of Andy’s toy box. I was truly enthralled from the start. I was moved by the sheer emotional side of the story. Toy Story 3 was the most emotionally gut wrenching of the three films. I rarely cry in films…and never for an animated one…I cried twice watching Toy Story 3! In a good way though. The story was captivating and fun to watch.
The addition of Ken in this film was a real hoot. He adds something funny and well fashioned to the film! LOL! I was impressed with Barbie’s loyalty to the toy box clan ABOVE Ken…you will be too!
I did miss Little Bow Peep though… :(
On the negative side: Toy Story 3 had its dark side. There were some very intense and scary scenes that may be too much for younger children who are sensitive. There is also something that occurs near the end of the film. I do not want to give away anything…however, it takes place at the garbage dump. We see Woody do a selfless act. Sadly, though, the one he does the selfless act for does not return the favor. It is very dark and not very nice. It will definitely require a nice chat with the little ones. They will need to know that even when they do the right thing, it does not mean others will, or that it will change the heart of another. When you see the film, you will know the scene I am referring to.
Other than what I mentioned above, the normal Toy Story action and mild potty humor, the film was pretty good.
I am not sure this is a negative, but I was disappointed by the 3D aspect of the film. They did not really take advantage of it. I wished they would have done more with the 3D…
Conclusion: I loved this movie and am looking forward to owning all three! It was funny, witty and full of wonderful surprises. I was truly touched…especially in the end…Andy has some special moments with his beloved childhood friends that made my eyes swell with tears!
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