TOY STORY 3
by Keith Kelly
Iím not a huge fan of movie studios milking their products dry, in
the form of countless sequels, remakes and retreads-for example,
most of the movies that have been in wide release lately. In nearly
all instances, itís difficult or even impossible to capture the same
magic that has made a certain film a wonderful and original
experienceóbut that sure doesnít stop Hollywood from trying! The end
result is by and large like drinking watered down coffee-it still
tastes a bit the same, but itís not as rich or flavorful.
Iím happy to report that Toy Story 3 breaks the mold, and is not
only one of the best sequels Iíve seen in a long time, itís also one
of the finest movies of the year so far-itís both magical and
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are again expertly voicing Woody & Buzz.
Back also are most of the favorites from the first two films, plus
some terrific new ones. Ken (of Ken & Barbie fame) is added to the
amazing cast of playtime toys, and itís a great addition. Michael
Keaton lends his voice to Ken, with hilarious results.
Toy Story 3 is an extremely satisfying movie on many levels with
enjoyable, relatable characters, broad humor, nuanced comedy, and
many mature themes that help raise this film past most other ďGĒ
Pixar does a great job of making you really care about these toys,
their lives and relationships. This is an affecting film about
growing up, finding your purpose, and also knowing when you have to
move on in life.
I give Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich, a grade of ďAĒ. Iím
Keith Kelly TV