Thursday, June 24, 2010
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Not surprisingly, another great entry into the Toy Story franchise, and another perfectly realized Pixar film. The old characters--Woody, Buzz, Jesse, Slinky Dog, etcetera--are all great, plus a whole new bunch of characters are introduced. My favorites: a plastic phone that's straight out of a 1950s police procedural, and a hedgehog (Mr. Prickly Pants) with classical training. There's a great escape sequence, natch, new creepy villains, and, of course, thematic subtext, in this case: death, and what does it mean to lose the ones we love the most.