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In Case You Missed It – 10/7/11

07 Oct

Hello movie goers! It’s time for another installment courtesy of me. This weeks “In case you missed it” is a wrap up to a great series in a very winning combination in Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3. I know, I know you thinking wow Dawn you don’t even have any kids. However, the truth is this was a great movie. As a big fan of Disney myself I have loved the other two movies, but I’ll put it out there in saying that this was the best of the series. This was a first release in the summer movies of last year, and it was worth the buzz. Director Lee Unkrich, who also did the first two in the series, is back for this closer. He brings back all of our favorites in Woody, Buzz, and Jesse, but also introduces us to a few new characters that you are sure to love. 
Tom Hanks lends his voice once more into the ultra lovable Woody, who does take center stage for this one. Andy’s toys are mistakenly taken to a day care instead of put in the attic when Andy is getting ready for college, and things really don’t seem as good as they are when the toys get there. Woody takes on the task of trying to convince Rex, Ham, and the rest of the gang that they weren’t abandoned and try to bring them home. The thing with Toy Story is that well it really isn’t just a kids movie. I’ll be the first one to tell you that no one does sexual tension in barbies quite like Disney can, and it’s really hilarious. There are some surprises in this movie that are fantastic, and by the end it will give you the urge to get your Mr. Potato head out and play like a kid once again. The opening scene of the movie is a play sequence and I have to say Andy is one bright guy for coming up with some of this stuff. But that’s the genius in this type of movie is that it does bring you back to when you were a kid, and the painful time it was when you really stopped playing with your favorite toys. Oh and by the way spanish Buzz Lightyear is amazingly funny! 

While funny and lighthearted the movie is, Disney Pixar does look at the darker side of toys with a very interesting back story. Lotsa, your token bad guy, gets a look back into his life, and it is not all cute and cuddly. I would even venture to say that it might be a little scary for the very young kids, however, it brings a richness to the character like no other villain has before.  You truly want to hate this bear by the middle of the movie. I guess they did the job right when creating this character. The whole story was great in the very good Disney storytelling way, and you won’t be disappointed. 

All in all if you have kids this is a good watch, if you don’t, hey it’ still a good watch. I would recommend this for any Netflix user who streams, like I do, and wants to watch a really light-hearted movie. This is one of Disney Pixar’s best, and one hell of way to close out a great series. Until next week!

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Dawn

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