Ten Thousand Bytes of Cinematic Critique
C’mon, I can’t be the only one who saw teenage Andy sitting at his computer and instantly wondered how many times his toys we’re forced to watch in utter horror as he unsheathed the purple-headed monster. In fact, I couldn’t help but imagine the scarred toys shivering in a dark corner of his chest for a large part of the movie’s outset. Luckily, my perverse machinations eventually dissipated and I was able to enjoy what was, for me, quite an emotional movie.
I literally did not believe -- judging from trailers and everything else -- that this movie would be as incredible as it is. And yet, it is. I thought it would feature lame jokes, a trite (And familiar) plot, and just in general feel like Pixar was forced to make it.But none of that came to pass. The story got me deeply involved, the movie was stuffed full of hilarity, and every aspect is so smooth and original that I think I've lost all desire to watch Toy Story 2 again -- for fear of it feeling like it borrowed elements from the third movie and employed them to lackluster and less-dramatic effect. Toy Story 3 turned me on my head.
Sorry folks, I didn't really get into this. I sort of found the movie's premise absurd, and I didn't really feel any connection to the characters. That said, I did find the end of the film to be very touching. Also, I enjoyed the homosexual tendencies of Ken, because hey, I love a good stereotype. Did anyone else wonder how filthy Lotso is? I wouldn't let any day care kids near that disgusting son of a bitch.
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