Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3 review - 5/5

At this point, I think it's safe to say that Pixar may just be the greatest film studio in history. Simply put, Pixar has added yet another classic masterwork into their catalogue. That may sound like something from broken record at this point, but when a studio is as consistent as Pixar, how can one not sound repetitive when giving them praise?

Toy Story 3 manages to blend all aspects of what makes a great film into one incredible package. Outrageously funny, sweeping adventure, and heartbreakingly profound, Toy Story 3 builds upon the themes and successes of the first two films and not only matches their wit, charm, and emotion, but, believe it or not, surpasses them.

Toy Story 3 Publicity Still

I won't divulge into plot details, as not only would that be a disservice to just how well the story works. The setup is simple enough. Andy is all grown up now, and leaving for college. The toys find themselves in a predicament. Andy has outgrown them, so what now? After a hilarious mishap involving some mislabeled boxes and trash bags, the toys end up being donated to Sunnyside Daycare, which at first appears to be a great retirement home for toys. But of course, things are not all what they seem. Soon, the toys decide they need to break out.