It’s good to see the pile of excellent trilogies growing, in a time where remakes are more frequent.
Of the other 2 movies, the 3rd one was definitely the darkest but also the saddest. I can with pride say that I cried at the ending, because next year I’ll most definitely be in Andy’s seat (although I value all of my personal belongings equally). I also thought that they would really die at the end in the garbage burner (that would’ve made me bawl my eyes out), but then remembered that this is a kids movie, so of course the ending had to be happy.
It’s a kids movie, for kids. It didn’t feel like it. There were only one kid in the theater, and generally not a lot of people. Which is good for me, I hate crowds. But the reason behind that was because most kids watched the dubbed version of Toy Story 3, because the dialog is so important in an animated kids movie. In the theater I watched it in, they showed the one with the English voices only twice. Wtf? Without subtitles too, but that’s not very important (unless you’re watching a movie with Little Jacob). The rest of the Toy Story 3 showings are in Swedish. I prefer the original language in any type of movie, and it’s good that they showed the English version at all. Also, no one can do a better Buzz Lightyear than Tim Allen.
Another thing about the Swedish Film Distribution Company is that the release of this movie was very late. Originally it was going to show in late July, but for some stupid reason they decided to put it in late August. When most people are back in school or at work. I don’t get it. I had been super-excited for this movie ever since I saw the trailer before the showing of Iron Man 2, which was in April. It really pissed me off that they wouldn’t show it in July. I was really jealous when all the reviews and discussion came up about Toy Story 3, and I couldn’t take a look at it because I didn’t want to be exposed to spoilers.
Oh well, now I have seen it and it was better than I had hoped for – and my hopes were sky high. I mean, when has Pixar made anything that sucked? Never, as far as I know.
I don’t really like this type of computer animation, I prefer more traditional animation (like frame-by-frame). But the look of all the things in Toy Story has always wowed me. When I saw the first movie as a kid I was baffled on how cool it looked. It was nothing like the cartoons I used to watch back then. It fits the design of the toys like a glove, although I’ve always thought the humans looked pretty weird.
I really really hope this will come out in a DVD-box or something, the whole trilogy. I only have the first Toy Story on VHS (dubbed version) and it’s pretty hard to find an un-dubbed version of it where I live.
Toy Story 3 gets a 10/10 from me, because it’s a very touching movie. The jokes are great, the animation is stunning and it made me cry.