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Hey there, folks! You've read my review on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and now here comes the latest movie from Disney · Pixar: "Toy Story 3."
Mom: Oh, you're reviewing Toy Story 3?
Me: Yes, Mother.
Mom: Oh that's great! Remember the trailers from before the movie?
Me: Yes, Mom. Everyone remembers the trailers.
Me: The Smurfs...
Mom: Oh yeah! Who can forget those little blue guys? So CUTE!
Me: Mom, can you go?
Mom: What's the magic wer-erd?
Me: GET OUT!
Mom: Nope, guess again.
Me: Augh... (puts on creepy smile) Please!
Mom: Blech! Boy, if you ever gonna get a girlfriend you better fix that butt-ugly face of yours!
Me: (pushes Mom out and slams the door)
Now that THAT's over...
17 year-old Andy Davis (John Morris) is heading off to college and his old toys Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), Bullseye, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head (Don Rickles; Estelle Harris), Slinky Dog (Blake Clark), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Hamm (John Ratzenberger), Barbie (Jodi Benson), and Squeeze-Toy Aliens (Jeff Pidgeon) are lost with nowhere to go. They stow away to Sunnyside Daycare where they meet evil teddy bear Lots-O'-Huggin'-Bear (Ned Beatty), and his minions Ken (Michael Keaton), Stretch (Whoopi Goldberg), Sparks (Jan Rabson), Twitch (John Cygan), Big Baby (unknown baby named "Woody" *), Chunk (Jack Angel), Bookworn (Richard Kind), and The Monkey. Now it becomes a fight to stay alive as the toys try to escape Lotso's dungeon and return to Andy before he leaves.
This may sounds like a baby/wannabe action movie, but it's one of the best films I've ever seen. Just ask the hundreds of other critics that liked the movie. Truth be told, only TWO critics in the world didn't like the movie. It's true.
- This actor's name was found out due to discussion on the Facebook page of director Lee Unkrich.
Template:Double image The animation has greatly improved from Toy Story and Toy Story 2, which were released in 1995 and 1999, compared to TS3 which is from 2010. I mean, if you just look back to the first TS, then you see computer animation in its golden years. They were... well, not very advanced so to speak. The computer animation in our time looks more life-like, more live action. Whereas the old computer stuff looked rather chunky and not life like. I don't know how to explain this. Phooey. Let me put this in a simple way. The animation is more complex now. Okay? That's it. Looks fresh and stuff. Big deal. I'm out of here. (walks out door and slams it closed)
Er, uh... Well, there's not really much acting considering that it's a cartoon. So then, what to review? The voice acting? Okay then. The voice acting was good. Big, fat, hairy deal.
All you have to do is watch the first five minutes of the film and you'll be on the edge of your seat, watching as Sheriff Woody goes head-to-head with both One-Eyed Bart and Dr. Porkchop who seek to hurl poor orphans over a broken railroad track to their death in the chasms below! Don't know what I'm talking about? Well, I'll see if I can tell a little about the movie without totally spoiling the effect. Just watch the poor-of-quality video below and then continue reading.
There. Did you see that? DID you see that?! If that's not one of the most intense Pixar film openings ever, I don't know what is! And if you think THAT was action-packed, just wait 'til you see the rest of it! The film is full of suspense and stuff that will put you on the edge of your theater seat! The ending of it was just TOO intense! The toys were about to be burned in an incinera-- , oops, almost spilled some spoilers there. Just go see it, if you think you're gonna see a babies' movie, you need to think again.
The film's opening number was "You've Got a Friend in Me", also known as the Toy Story series' theme song, though a new song called "Losing You" by composer Randy Newman was featured in the film's second trailer. Besides the opening song, no other spoken songs were featured, until the end credits when Buzz & Jessie dance to a Spanish version of "You've Got a Friend in Me." In the Wimpy Kud review, I said that the score in that film did not matter because it was just one of those movies. But in this one, the score is needed to settle the mood of a toy being separated from his kid whom he has been played by for 17 years. Yes, weird, I know, but you have to be there to understand.
That being said, the score is great and I love it. If you have a problem with that, get a lawyer.
Fantastically, this film seems to borrow references from the previous movies in the series. For example, Woody's popular sayings "Reach for the sky", "You're my favorite deputy", and such are repeated, as well as Buzz's "to infinitty and beyond." Also, in the video above, "attack dog with a built-in force field" and "dinosaur that eats force-field attack dogs" are direct lines from the first film, in which Andy is playing with his toys. Also, there are cameos of Bo Peep and Weezy from the other two films in home videos, and the two are later said to have been sold away at yard-sales. Also, Sid Phillips makes a cameo as a garbage man (go figure).
I was actually quite surprised that a movie was so in tune with its predecessors that this made the film quite enjoyable for me.
The movie was just so great, as every Pixar movie is, that I give it 6 out of 5 stars. That defies the laws of physics you say... well, so does the ugliness of your face. Heh heh. Just kidding. You're not ugly. I don't know what you are. I've never seen you before in my life!
Interestingly, it was the first movie my parents had seen together since they were married many, MANY years ago. Why, the only reason Dad had even bothered to come along is because we were on vacation, and he didn't want to just sit on a bench outside the theater for 2 hours while we enjoyed ourselves.
Mom: He didn't even watch it. He said it was a "kids' movie."
Me: Why yes, yes it was. But it is supposed to be a "family movie." I mean, what did he want to see - an R-rated movie? I wouldn't want to sit through that.
Mom: Don't talk trash about your father like that.
Me: I'll talk however I want about him. No one can stop me.
Dad: (busts into the room with two hand-machine guns) No one can stop ya, eh?!
Me: Whoa! (jumps out the window into the lawn)
That's all for today folks! Gotta go! Dwaaaah!
Here are some select quotes from the ---
Dad: (shoots half of my hair off with his gun)
N-never mind! Whaaaa!
(gasp gasp) Okay, I think I'm safe! Here are some images:
And last, but not least, my favorite photo! It is ---
Dad: (shoots me down in cold blood) Heh heh heh!
Announcer: Toy Story is now in theaters in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. It is also the world's 44th highest grossing film of all, as well as the 15th highest grossing film in America and Canada alone.
THE END! (Dad shoots bullet at screen and crack forms)