Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 – Movie Review
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
Toy Story Three stars Woody and Buzz again. At this particular point Andy, their boy and owner, is going off to college, so the question is what happens to the toys. Well, they’re still in Andy’s room, but there’s some consternation among the crew of what’s actually going to happen when he leaves home. Basically, it turns out that the only person who’s going to be taken along is Woody. Now, why a 17-year old boy would take a cowboy toy to college is a little unclear to me, but then I’m a psychologist and I’m supposed to ask those questions. And the rest of the group is feeling very abandoned and it turns out that Andy isn’t really going to abandon them, he’s just going to put them in the attic. But they end up in the trash, which they have to escape from. They then end up at a daycare center with some really belligerent kids, and are seemingly welcomed into the group, which makes them very happy to be played with for the first time in a long time. But they end up being played with by age inappropriate kids and are smacked around quite a bit. So there needs to be an escape. What you see are some of the better chase scenes that have been filmed in a long time, even though the subjects are toys. Certainly the standout is Ken, and we’re not sure which team he’s playing for, literally and figuratively, but as Michael Keaton voicing him, he’s just plain adorable. The scene that I liked the best is probably the scariest and I thought the most compelling. It’s when we are looking through they toys’eyes like curtains when they are facing their imminent doom. They’re all holding hands together and just looking into the void. And, I’m not telling you how it ends, but you can imagine that, after all, this is animation, these are toys, so it’s probably not going to be awful. But I would give this four stars. The other thing, the only reason I didn’t give it five is because I thought Big Baby was too creepy for this kind of movie. It’s sort of a Betsy Wetsy but one of the eyes is sort of permanently closed in a half way position. And I know, I had that kind of doll, I know that happens, but it still is pretty creepy, especially for kids. So four stars, go and enjoy it. You can see it at Imax 3D, or just plain old fashion.