Thursday, January 13, 2011

DVD REVIEW - Toy Story 3

Woody, Buzz, Mr Potato Head and the rest of the Toy Gang are back for the final instalment of the juggernaut Toy Story series. Like the previous two films, Toy Story 3 is an exceptional film, defying the odds that sequels and subsequent films usually suck. The beauty about Toy Story is retained in this third film; it’s adventurous, original, imaginative and fun. It guarantees to entertain all young and old family members.

New lively characters are introduced to us like the super stylish ‘Ken’ doll, the fuzzy bear ‘Lotso’ and the ladies spaceranger ‘Latino Buzz’? Ken’s attempt at wooing Barbie makes some hilarious scenes; watch out for Ken’s spectacular wardrobe changes!

When we catch up with the toys this time around, their beloved owner Andy is now a young man packing for college. The toys haven’t been played with for a number of years so their morale has plummeted. Andy can’t part with Woody so he decides to take Woody with him and store the other toys in the dreaded attic. However, Andy’s mom mistakenly throws the toys away, causing the toys to feel discarded and so they decide to escape and climb in a box that was to be donated to Sunnyside Daycare. Woody witnesses the whole event and trails them to explain that they weren’t meant to be thrown away, but the toys don’t believe him. The whole gang are now out in the scary real world at Sunnyside Daycare where they have much to learn. The question begs, will they go home to Andy where they will be forgotten in the attic, or stay at Sunnyside Daycare where the kids don’t love them like Andy once did? What a big dilemma for these small toys!

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of sentiment in this final film and sometimes it is a wee bit corny. But it is quite a sweet and moving movie; it is bound to bring tears to your eyes. Toy Story 3 is a must see for animation fans. Hold on to your seats as we join Woody, Buzz and the gang for one last epic adventure. (5/5 Stars)

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