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hichewlova
06-10-2010, 05:24 PM
Have yet to find one bad review! Sounds like Pixar has made an amazing third installment.

THR (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/toy-story-3-film-review-1004096216.story)
Bottom Line: Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return.

Access Hollywood (http://www.accesshollywood.com/moviemantz/moviemantz-review-toy-story-3_articletab_33346)
Verdict: SEE IT!

missmulan
06-16-2010, 12:15 AM
i saw a private screening of this movie in 3D imax thru a radio promotion i won. i must say, it was a little bit dark towards the end for the little ones, in my opinion.

:(

Micca
06-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Sure hope it's a winner. I'm not at all impressed with the trailers.:earsboy:

disEAR
06-16-2010, 06:33 PM
100% on Rottentomatoes.com, though I know of a few reviewers who will be more then happy to bring it down all for their own ego, this is shaping up to be an awesome adventure. :)

silvermst3k
06-18-2010, 03:12 PM
i have to agree that the conflict parts of the movie are pretty dark and sad. things always end well of course, but it is a bit of an emotional roller coaster to get there. what i really love is when the characters are having fun interacting with each other (like in the credits). i wish the movie was just fun...with less OMG drama every time. all that being said, i think it was a really great movie.

Voice of Liberty
06-18-2010, 09:07 PM
I'm glad to see some of the views above, as I was beginning to think I was alone in feeling that the movie overall was dark and intense for the little ones. Of course there were some cute parts, but both my 7-year old DD and I left the theater feeling horrible and are still trying to get out of the 'funk' that it put us in. Not what I had hoped. :sad1:

gerberdaisy1234
06-18-2010, 09:17 PM
THIS MOVIE IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! We laughed and cried and laughed some more. Awesome short at the beginning. Can't wait to go back next week and see again!

mdsd8700
06-18-2010, 09:47 PM
I thought the movie was one of the best I have ever seen! A beautiful story of friendship and loyalty while faced with some not so easy choices. Since I don't have little kids anymore (my son was 2 when the first one came out and my daughter not even born), there was no fright factor for us. Although I can see where parts of it could have been scary for younger kids, but in the end even in the face of adversity sticking together is what matters. I cried a few times and came out feeling that happy that my friends (Buzz, Woody and the Gang) had a great ending that did them justice. I know it sounds a bit corny but I think this movie was a rare gem!!

ntikos
06-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Just got back from TS3. I took my 16 year old daughter, my 8 yr old DD and her 8yr old friend.


We all loved it. There is the one scene that is a bit intense, but all ends well. I thought it was the best of the TS movies. I would give it 4.5 (out of 5) stars. Better than Alice and better than Princess & Frog. Pixar and John Lassiter just know how to make great movies.

Teeks
06-18-2010, 11:47 PM
My entire family absolutely loved this movie! It hit a soft spot for me and dh because our ds was 1 when the first TS came out, so this is like "our movie". The growing up and moving on parts were very touching for us. In fact, I think most people will get that connection with it.

I will agree that a couple parts could be a little intense for little ones, and I checked on my 3.5 year old a few times near the end (he was fine, incidentally) to be sure he wasn't scared. My 6 year old, however, loved the whole movie. We all laughed and cried (including my 16 year old ds). Disney-Pixar, I feel, really hit the nail on the head with this one, evoking all the emotions that make Disney what it is for me...magical :)

kathyell
06-19-2010, 01:54 AM
We loved it. My daughter is three and a half but is not easily scared by movies (she likes to explain to me that it's just pretend) and wasn't bothered by the more dramatic moments. She did love the movie, though, and asked if we could go back in and see it again when it was done.

Just one thing, though. I don't understand at all why Lotso is the one doing meet and greets at DHS. I asked my daughter if she wanted to meet him when we go on our next vacation and she said, "Well, he was mean. I don't think so." I can only imagine that the poor CMs who are "friends" with Lotso is going to be kicked by a lot of young Buzz and Woody fans now that the movie is out. :(

(I might be a little biased about the Lotso thing, though, because I was really, really sad to see Carl, Russell, and Dug go from that space.)

santadog
06-19-2010, 10:09 AM
I loved it. I was worried about my daughter's reaction to the Lotso character (she bought one at the Disney Store, and never leaves it behind) she came up with a brilliant rationalization that I won't go into here: as not to divulge any spoilers.

I loved Sid in the movie - I found this site last night, and now I can't wait to go back and see it again.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/18/toy-story-3-easter-eggs/

MajorThomasina
06-19-2010, 12:44 PM
I don't know where to start. I've been a huge fan of Toy Story ever since it first came out (I was six years old). I absolutely adored TS3, I especially loved Ken and Barbie! :laughing:

I can understand some parents concern over the pretty heavy nature of the story. But I have to say, the basic plotline was "Andy goes to college, what will Woody and the gang do?" :confused3 One also has to know that Pixar primarily based their audience on the children who grew up with the first movie (when it came out). All of them are at least fourteen or fifteen years old now, so children no more! I was also quite prepared emotionally due to Pixar's previous film, UP.

Birdman1511
06-19-2010, 01:59 PM
Saw it yesterday, I loved it!!!!! Definitely the best of the three!

GetGlowing
06-19-2010, 04:47 PM
We just got back from TS3 and *looooved* it! I didn't think it was as dark as Toy Story 2 - I'm almost 40 years old and the whole part with Sid's room in TS2 still creeps me out! I didn't have those issues with TS3.

My sister's daughter starts kindegarten this fall, and my sister said both she and her husband were weepy. It's definitely a movie that can make you shed a tear or two. Sweet tears. Not sad tears. Not like Up! (omg ... the beginning of that movie makes me sob).

We saw it in :3dglasses - it was superb.

ETA: The little kid behind me kept asking, "Mommy, why is she laughing?" ahahahhaahaha There were a few parts where we got so tickled it took a while to settle down. Hubby LOVED Chuckles.

And I agree about Lotso - afterwards, we were both wondering why they are marking this cuddly wuddly toy when he's the villain! He doesn't even really repent, but does get his comeuppance.

wenrob
06-19-2010, 07:42 PM
I don't know where to start. I've been a huge fan of Toy Story ever since it first came out (I was six years old). I absolutely adored TS3, I especially loved Ken and Barbie! :laughing:

I can understand some parents concern over the pretty heavy nature of the story. But I have to say, the basic plotline was "Andy goes to college, what will Woody and the gang do?" :confused3 One also has to know that Pixar primarily based their audience on the children who grew up with the first movie (when it came out). All of them are at least fourteen or fifteen years old now, so children no more! I was also quite prepared emotionally due to Pixar's previous film, UP.
This is exactly what eldest DD (13 going on 14) and I were talking about on the way home from seeing it today. This was "closure" for the set who grew up with it IMHO. FWIW neither of my 4yr olds were scared at all, they really enjoyed it and DS is typically a scaredy cat.

LOVED it! I laughed and I cried. I've always loved Micheal Keaton and he made a spectacular Ken! I too was wondering about Lotso, saw him all over Disneyland and now that I know he's a "bad guy" it kinda make me go...:confused3 Then again DS loves Zurg so I'm sure Lotso will have his place. Baby on the other hand was TOTALLY creepy!:scared1:

GetGlowing
06-19-2010, 07:47 PM
If I have bad dreams about anything from TS3, it will be zombie baby.

MajorThomasina
06-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Baby on the other hand was TOTALLY creepy!:scared1:

If I have bad dreams about anything from TS3, it will be zombie baby.

I was kind of expecting the baby to have like a deep mobster voice when it was shown that he was a bad guy. I thought that would've been hilarious! :rotfl: But in the end, I thought it felt right to leave him the way he was. I find Baby Face/Spider Baby to be more creepy than Big Baby IMHO. He nearly made me cry in fear when I first saw him!

karly05
06-19-2010, 08:48 PM
The Monkey freaked me out. Now that thing was scary!

Michael Keaton was "Cool and Groovy!" as Ken. And Ned Beatty was awesome. They couldn't have cast anyone better for Lotso.

Saw it Friday and liked it, saw it again today and LOVED it! And I want to hug everyone who designed and wrote and animated Bonnie. She was adorable.

916chipndale
06-20-2010, 07:28 AM
toy story is my favorite movie ever and i couldnt wait for toy story 3 to come out, and it did not dissapoint!

toy story 3 was funny and sad but it really had a better plot then the other movies IMO toy story is still my favorite cuz its the first one but toy story 3 was amazing there was surprises but there were some dark moments but not really scary just sad esepcially since i grow up on this movie, the ending surprised me alot

santadog
06-20-2010, 05:09 PM
Speaking of Toy Story characters, was I the only person that thought "Boo" was at Sunnyside (in the Butterfly room). She was sitting on the floor, with a blue stuffed cat -- they way she called it "kitty" really got my attention.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b57/Todd-In-Phoenix/Boo.jpg

I figure with the references to Wall-E, Up, and Cars in TS3, it may be a hint to the upcoming Monsters, Inc 2

pilesoflaundry
06-21-2010, 09:11 PM
It was amazing. It was a great but slightly sad there for awhile end to the toy story saga.

That said, it is not for the under 5 crowd and I think it wasn't meant to be. I heard many upset toddlers in the theater. I was actually surprised to see so many babies and toddlers there. Toy Story has been around for so long that most of the kids that loved the first one are close to grown up now. Many adults loved it and I do too and I think it was made more for them.

I loved it, it was great and I even got choked up a little but out of the 3 , it's not the one I will watch 8000 times like I did the first 2. I want to see it again, I will buy the dvd and it was good but it's intense in a way that the other 2 aren't. It was still funny but it's not as light hearted.

iheartjacksparrow
06-22-2010, 04:29 PM
WOW. I absolutly LOVED TS3, it was amazing!! I'm 20 years old and grew up with the Toy Story movies. On Saturday night, I went with three other 20 year old guys to see it, and we all could not say enough good things about this movie!!

My DBF even said they gave you the 3D glasses to cover your eyes from the tears!! I can't get over how good it was!

Donald_Quackers
06-23-2010, 08:05 PM
We just got back from TS3 and *looooved* it! I didn't think it was as dark as Toy Story 2 - I'm almost 40 years old and the whole part with Sid's room in TS2 still creeps me out! I didn't have those issues with TS3.

My sister's daughter starts kindegarten this fall, and my sister said both she and her husband were weepy. It's definitely a movie that can make you shed a tear or two. Sweet tears. Not sad tears. Not like Up! (omg ... the beginning of that movie makes me sob).

We saw it in :3dglasses - it was superb.

ETA: The little kid behind me kept asking, "Mommy, why is she laughing?" ahahahhaahaha There were a few parts where we got so tickled it took a while to settle down. Hubby LOVED Chuckles.

And I agree about Lotso - afterwards, we were both wondering why they are marking this cuddly wuddly toy when he's the villain! He doesn't even really repent, but does get his comeuppance.

I loved all of them including TS3, but the scene you describe is the original TS, not TS2, just to avoid any confusion, and yes, Sid's room was dark.

GetGlowing
06-24-2010, 12:48 AM
I realized that after rewatching the first one a couple days ago. Love them all. :goodvibes

princess-lola
06-24-2010, 11:49 AM
Saw it yesterday and loved the movie!!!! :wizard:

Ericadawn
06-30-2010, 02:01 PM
Speaking of Toy Story characters, was I the only person that thought "Boo" was at Sunnyside (in the Butterfly room). She was sitting on the floor, with a blue stuffed cat -- they way she called it "kitty" really got my attention.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b57/Todd-In-Phoenix/Boo.jpg


I never thought of Boo. However, the kitty looked a lot like Periwinkle from Blue's Clues to me.

skier_pete
06-30-2010, 02:48 PM
OK, I thought it was excellent, but it was way too intense for small ones. Our DD is 7, she didn't want to see it, so DW and I went on our own.

I had a couple of qualms about it, which puts it a notch below the previous two Toy Story movies - note that there are NO spoilers in these comments, at least for TS3.

1st- this is the big one - there was no character arc for *any* of the characters. While I don't expect every character to have an arc (after all there are about 28 characters in this movie) in the first Toy Story - both Woody and Buzz have good arcs. Buzz learns that it's being a space ranger isn't all that matter - sometimes being a toy is enough. Woody learned that he doesn't need to be the most popular and to be OK with it. TS2 it was Woody and Jessie that got the character arcs. In this one...nobody! The characters rested completely on their development from the previous movies, and even that sometimes got ignored. (Wouldn't you think Jessie would be *MUCH* more frantic than she was based on TS2?) Let me put it this way...if we didn't already love / know these characters so well from TS1 & 2, would this still have been as great a movie? I personally don't think so - the story coasted on established characters. Is there any other reason that a new character - "Ken" can steal the movie considering he's only in about 6 scenes.

2nd - this is a minor quibble - the whole thing just seemed very slight to me. After the grand scale of recent Pixar films (WALL-E, UP, Ratatouille, Incredibles) this movie just felt so small. That said, the first two felt the same way...I guess I just want more out of Pixar now. (And while I wanted to see this movie very much, I am a little annoyed at Pixar making us wait 3 years (!!!) between original movies (UP in 2009, Brave in 2012).

I hope that doesn't make it sound like I don't recommend it...the story itself was great - the action sequences clever and the tension was set up marvelously, and the ending was done brilliantly - though there was almost no other way to go with it - the way it was actually done couldn't help but leave you with a tear in your eye.

So, I give it 9 out of 10, and place it just below the first two in my esteem, which I consider belong hand-in-hand and still the best movie of the year so far.)