About Toy Story 4

About Toy Story 4

When you reach the end of Toy Story 3 you figure you’ve got it about as good as it can get. I never expected there would be a fourth movie in this story, which began more than a decade before my almost-teenager was born.

But I’m a Pixar fanatic, with a well-oiled Pixar quote generator between my ears, so when I heard last winter that Buzz and Woody were coming back, I knew I’d have to see it.

I went yesterday with Youngest. We were so unbelievably excited we got to the theatre, popcorn in hand, while they were still cleaning up from the previous showing. We were not going to miss a single second of anything.

She liked it. I did, too. But I didn’t love it. Some of the negative reviews coming out say it was unnecessary, and I tend to agree. There was no need to add anything after that scene at the incinerator, which makes me cry every single time I watch it.

I mean, it’s cute, and it’s well done. The new character, Forky, is adorable. But he should have been named Sporky, obviously. There are very funny bits, and a few touching ones. But it wasn’t necessary. Sort of like Finding Dory.

I’m still a huge Pixar fan, and I love them so much I’m happy to overlook the occasional less-than-awesome film. But, well, if you’re wondering whether it’s worth seeing in the theatre or wait until it’s available on iTunes or Netflix, I’d say waiting is probably OK.

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