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Friday, June 25, 2010

[9.25/10] Toy Story 3 (2010)


Toy Story 3 (2010)

Back in 1995, "Toy Story" became Pixar's first masterpiece. In 1999, "Toy Story 2" became another and also one of the most well-received sequels of all time. Fast forward to 2010, Pixar completes their trilogy masterpiece with the highly intelligent, sophisticated, energetic, emotional, fun and visually stunning "Toy Story 3". Film's plot may be simplistic, but its subject matter challenges the viewer to connect with the characters. The toy characters are given complex problems that the audience cannot help but get sucked right into. Built on themes such as togetherness and learning when to let go, "Toy Story 3" is properly rated, but at the same time offers a ridiculous amount of maturity that's injected right into the heart and minds of its characters. "Toy Story 3" is movie magic at its finest. Unlike many animated sequels that come out today, this third chapter retains all of the charm and intellect from the previous films without ever coming off as cheesy or cheap. "Toy Story" franchise has one of the most interesting and colorful animated characters. Woody has always been a loyal friend to Andy and he is willing to make sacrifices to save his friends. Buzz is brave and heroic and is always there to lend a hand to Woody and the gang. The other characters like Slinky, The Potato Heads, and Rex all have unique characteristics, but are all equally as likable. "Toy Story 3" is an absolute technical marvel, too. The animation is top-notch and breathtakingly beautiful, with extremely detailed models and environments sporting flawless lighting. Characters have excellent facial expressions and look like they could be touched in real life. The movie sounds great as well, having top class voice acting from the likes of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and more. The score by Randy Newman is effective, emotional and nostalgic. I can't really comment on the 3D effects, since I saw this film in good old fashioned 2D, and I didn't feel like I was missing out at all. All in all, "Toy Story 3" plays to its strength - its characters and its witty, moving script, and in doing so boils up an engaging story rich with legitimately bitter-sweet themes of separation, loss and transition. It's not just a great piece of animated storytelling, it's also an absolutely brilliant piece of film-making.

  • My Rating: 9.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (8.8/10)
  • IMDb: 9.2/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

The movie was very funny, touching and moving. I can’t say one thing bad about this movie. I really enjoyed it and will continue to do so when the DVD releases!

Nebular said...

100% agreed! :) It was marvellous! "Toy Story" turned out to be the best animated trilogy ever :)