Toy Story 3 (2010)

logoDirector: Lee Unkrich

Writer: Michael Arndt (Screenplay) John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (Story)

Starring: (Voice Work) Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, New Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger

 

Plot: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Brilliant third instalment

 

Story: Toy Story 3 starts by the toys trying to get the attention of a now 17 year old Andy, resigned to being put in the attic the toys prepare for their move. After mistakenly being put out for trash the toys decide to go to Sunnyside day care centre but Woody knows the truth and tries to stop them. The group end up feeling welcome to the new day care centre but it turns out not everything is as it seems. The leader of the group Lotso wants the new toys to be played with the younger children who mistreat them and after Buzz is reset the rest have to try and escape, while Woody plans a rescue mission.

It took time get this third part to the story and boy were we treated to something special. We get a very real effect too, we get to see how a child has grown up and now will be moving on with his life leaving things behind. Another big part is see how the dog has gone from puppy to very old which shows us the time between the films. This is a very real look at things that will happen to all of us in life, we will have all grown up and changed things in our lives. Even though this feels like a fitting third for the fans of the series it will still appeal to the children just getting into the film. Overall we get a great story that is an improvement again. (10/10)

 

Character Review

 

Woody: After witnessing where the toys are being put he has to talk them all into returning to Andy’s against everyone he just wants to stay loyal to Andy. When Woody gets taken home by nice sweet little girl he learns that Sunnyside isn’t what it seems and goes back to rescue his friends. Woody is a great character and this time he goes on to show loyalty to his friends. (10/10)

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Buzz Lightyear: Our space ranger who steps up to lead the group after Woody leaves, but after he gets reset he keeps everyone captive for the evil Lotso. Buzz also gets the extra laughs over Woody and his Spanish mode makes you laugh the whole time. (10/10)

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Lotso: After coming off as nice welcoming leader of Sunnyside he shows a much darker side when it comes to the new toys but it all stems back to his origin story. He keeps our heroes captive until they have served enough time and most likely get damaged. Lotso makes a great villain in what looks like an innocent world. (10/10)

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Ken: Scene stealer who falls for Barbie who also shows everyone around but his love for Barbie conflicts which side he wants to help. Ken would be the most recognizable addition to the series and has a laugh every time he is on screen. (10/10)

 

Support Characters: With the largest selection of supporting characters in the series they all offer something unique to the story that will give extra laughs throughout.

 

Director Review: Lee Unkrich – Brilliant directing to create the most emotional addition to the Toy Story series. (10/10)

 

Animation: Toy Story 3 is a Pixar film showing how they have grown to the top level of animation this is one of the best you will see. (10/10)

Comedy: Toy Story 3 Has plenty of laughs but could have a higher level of comedy if it wanted to. (8/10)

Family: Toy Story 3 is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. (10/10)

Settings: Showing different location that toys could naturally end up in with the day care centre. (10/10)

Suggestion: Just out the DVD/Blu-Ray in and enjoy Toy Story 3. (Watch)

 

Best Part: Spanish Buzz

Worst Part: Nothing.

Action Scene Of The Film: Landfill scene.

Funniest Scene: Spanish Buzz

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: By the end you might with the final scene (7/10)

Chances of Sequel: There are plans for one.

Post Credits Scene: We what happens to Sunnyside after Lotso under Ken and how our heroes settle with their new owner.

 

Oscar Chances: Won 2 Oscars, including Best Animated Feature, and Best achievement in music.

Box Office: $1 Billion

Budget: $200 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes

Tagline: No toy gets left behind

Trivia: There are 302 characters in the film.

 

Overall: Stunning Conclusion to Andy’s Childhood

Rating 97

Our Favourite – Supporting Toy Story Characters

We have been looking at our own individual favourite Character from the Film above, we would like to hear from you about which is your favourite Character. Following on from the previous top 5 favourite Toy Story characters I am asking the question to the fellow contributor about who their favourite Toy Story characters excluding Woody and Buzz.

Ian’s Pick

Mr Potato Headpotato head

Jenna’s Pick

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Simon’s Pick

Slinkyslinky

Windle’s Pick

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Top 5 Favourite Pixar Films

When Pixar started making film we got a new standard in animation and we also still yet to have a bad Pixar film. There are a few that I am not a fan of but that is because of the subject matter which just doesn’t appeal to me. Today I am going to look at my favourite five Pixar films. I am making the rule of only one per franchise too.

5. A Bug’s Life (1998)bug

First up is the one I used to call my favourite, I have always like this one because of the simple idea. It put us into a world that is such a small part of the world we live in so we can see how just making sure they survive is the most important thing.

4. Finding Nemo (2003)nemo

With Finding Nemo I can honestly say I didn’t enjoy this first time I watched it, but after watching it a second time I found that I did enjoy it. I have also found the more I watch it the more I enjoy it, so next time I do this list I might actually have moved up the list.

3. Toy Story 3 (2010)toy story 3

I had to have one from the series right, and even though they all have incredible strengths I picked this one because of the final scene showing the fact that Andy has moved on passing his toys onto a new owner. I found this to be perfect ending to the trilogy as the whole series has gone close to my own personal life with Andy being nearly the same age as myself.

2. Up (2009)up

With a opening sequence that will leave you in tears, this film starts by telling you a whole life story where one man feels like he failed to achieve the one thing he always promised he would, but as the film unfolds he discovers he had given his late wife everything she ever wanted and he learns to start living again after her passing.

1. Wall – E (2008)walle

Time for my number one and I can’t think of any other film that deserves to be there. This is the sweetest love story you will ever see and it also reflects the world of laziness that we humans are creating for ourselves.