Toy Story continues to be the king of the computer animated films with its third (and final) installment which, while doing justice to the previous installments, bids a fond farewell to these beloved characters with respect, love and common sense.
Common sense? Yes, you’ll be surprised at how many films get their endings totally wrong because of a lack of common sense. But anyways…
It’s one last adventure for Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang as with Andy now 17 and leaving home for college, they inadvertently end up at Sunnyside Daycare, where things are not quite as they seem.
With the sort of deft ease that is a trademark of Pixar, Toy Story 3 is told with tenderness, excitement, sadness and loads of fun. I’m always amazed at how the Pixar films are truly all-ages affairs and it’s no different with Toy Story 3. Although towards the end, I was wondering how the movie would conclude without traumatizing young children all around the world. Heh.
Pixar achieves this fine balance by not insulting the intelligence of its audience whether they be 10 or 50 years old. There are numerous colorful and thrilling situations for the young and knowing movie references for the old to savor and enjoy. By now, the Star Wars references are usually the ones to giggle to, see if you can spot them. Heh.
So its goodbye to the Toy Story movie franchise, certainly one of the most successful (both critically and commercially) of all time. One that will definitely stand the test of time.
Toy Story 3 is out in the cinemas now.