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Postby Rostron2 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:00 am

Late getting back here, so I'll simply say that Toy Story 3 is certainly one of the best films of any kind this year. It has everything, and it has the same love of craft and story that we've come to admire.

It's hard to rearrange the order in which I like all the Pixar films, but this is one of my top 3, right up there with Up and WALL-E.

Bravo, and keep 'em coming.

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Watching the trailers for other animated films after seeing this for the second time made them all look pretty ho-hum, or downright amateurish. Only Despicable Me looked amusing, although the jokes were very tired in the previews.
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Postby bennifer3000 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:01 am

If you haven't checked out my review, please click below....

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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:57 pm

It was great! I was pleasantly surprised by Pixar yet again. :) My favorite scene was [spoil]Andy playing with Bonnie[/spoil]. I cried for the last 30 minutes. The beginning was amazing, too. <3 My only complaint was [spoil]I was hoping Buzz and Jessie would have a bonafide kissing scene. No, the cheek doesn't count[/spoil]. The changing of directorial hands was extremely detectable, but I thoroughly enjoyed this ride on Lee's first. My final verdict: crack out the hankies and buckle your seat belts. :) I also loved Barbie and Ken. I thought that scene where they play the [spoil]cheesy love ballad[/spoil] would kill it, but it really wasn't that big of a deal, :)

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Postby Pixarfan91 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:20 pm

One of the best movies this year. One of my favorite scanes was when [spoil] the toys where on the trash fire thing and thought they were going to die.[/spoil]
I also liked [spoil] the claw been spoken to all the time and Sid jamming to his music.[/spoil] The ending was really [spoil] good and sad. I almost cried when Andy said, "Thanks guys." and drove off - then Woody said, "So long, partner." [/spoil] I give it a 5/5.
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Postby Sunny » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:57 pm

Well! What an amazing rollercoaster ride of a story! It's going to take me a bit of time to digest it (I definitely want to have at least one more viewing), but I'll put down my initial thoughts here for now.
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As others have said, the change in directors was quite obvious, as the story had a rather different feel to it than its two predecessors - far darker and sadder. The scene in which the toys accepted their fate and held hands in a circle before their perceived end at the trash compactor was just so heartbreaking. And, wow, Lotso has got to be one of Pixar's most sadistic villains to date - not only did he betray and lie to his friends, as well as the new toys at the daycare, but he also attempted to condemn Andy's toys to a terribly cruel death, immediately after they saved him. What a....heh, probably shouldn't say my word for Lotso here. :lol:

However, that's not to say that it never had its light-hearted moments, with Mr. "Tortilla/Cucumber Head," Barbie and, of course, "groovy" Ken providing ample comic humour.

And how about that ending, eh? I felt it was a perfect way to wrap up the series - so very bittersweet. The story ended up coming full circle, as Andy grew up and passed on his old childhood friends to a new owner, who would cherish them just as he did. The film was not only about the importance of friendship and sticking together, but also the acceptance of change and growth.

At this point, I refuse to give the film a numerical rating. I think I really do need to mull over it and watch it again before I can fully process it, I think. I simply can't say whether it's better or worse than the other two - it's just different, and incredibly special in its own way.[/spoiler]
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Postby Tyler1995 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:46 am

I just watched it for the second time and [spoil]when Woody and Andy were saying goodbye[/spoil] was much more emotional for me this time around. I've been watching Toy Story since I was a one year old, and over that time Woody and the gang has become like a family to me. It was like I was saying goodbye. Toy Story 3 is a magnificent movie and I will never get too old for my pal Woody.
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Postby 1986 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:27 pm

I can't say too much that everyone else has already said, but this is the first movie that has made me cry. It's THAT good.
I went with my younger siblings and grandmother who hasn't seen a movie since we took her to Up (which she loved and must have hit close to her since my grandfather had died too long before that). She loved this one, too! She probably saw the first one forever ago and hasn't seen the second, but she really got into some of the scenes. One interesting part: [spoil]Ken's disco ball[/spoil] brought her to a time she had shared with my grandfather. She also loved [spoil]Mr. Tortilla Head[/spoil] I loved TS3 so much, but sharing the experience with my grandma made it that much better!
I saw it the second time in IMAX. My family was on vacation in Michigan and we stopped at the Henry Ford museum where--what do you know!-they were showing TS3 for its last day in IMAX! It took some prodding because my little brother didn't want to see it again, but they bought a ticket for me. One thing that lessened that experience: this guy in front of me laughed at EVERY joke. But the IMAX experience was phenomanal.
One last thing: One thing that helped this Toy Story, I think, was that it brought back some of the dementedness of the first. Characters like Big Baby were, I think, great.
Sorry if I rambled too much. This is certainly my longest post ever. Thanks for reading!
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Postby SadStrangeLittleMan » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:29 pm

I'm one of the first people in the Republic of Ireland to see Toy Story 3 and I am literally a stammering wreck. One of the scariest things in cinema. I cried like a baby. Thank you, Pixar. Thank you.
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Postby Within A Nutshell » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:37 pm

I just saw the movie yesterday (in a drive-in theater!). All I can say is that it was incredible.
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Postby K9Girl » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:39 pm

Within A Nutshell wrote:I just saw the movie yesterday (in a drive-in theater!). All I can say is that it was incredible.

That must have been so much fun!
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Postby Within A Nutshell » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:47 pm

K9Girl wrote:
Within A Nutshell wrote:I just saw the movie yesterday (in a drive-in theater!). All I can say is that it was incredible.

That must have been so much fun!


It was! Except for the fact that I spilled Mountain Dew all over the back of the car. And it's not too comfortable sitting in the trunk, but other than that it was very enjoyable. ^_^
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Postby monte73 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:58 am

I saw Toy Story 3 on opening day. Had troubles walking to the theater & back but it was well worth it. This movie is terrific. Toy Story 3 has humor that any age group can enjoy, which is great. But I had the worst crowd, though. I laugh & other people didn't, they just sit there. The movie seems darker then the other two, but its supposed to since the relationship between the toys & Andy is going away. The movie was going to be 9/10 for me, until the end. Then the movie boost itself to a 10/10. And the movie replaced my 6 year old favorite movie seen in theaters, Star Wars Episode III. This movie is better than 2 & barely a bit better than Toy Story In my opinion. Day and Night was a creative short.
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Postby lizardgirl » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:23 pm

I found Toy Story 3 very difficult to digest. Immediately after seeing it, I honestly couldn't decide what I felt about it- it's just so different to its predecessors! But a day later, I'm now able to express my feelings.

[spoil]Toy Story 3 was just so dark! Not just in its themes, but even in its scenery and settings - the Daycare, though bright and cheerful at first, quickly became a frightening place; the dump and trash incinerator just speaks for itself; even Andy's room at the beginning of the movie didn't exactly feel homely considering the situation the toys were in. To me, at first, it felt very empty, very uncomfortable without all of the minor toys being there.

But what Toy Story 3 took away in terms of old characters and an old, homely feeling, it added with the strongest humour of all three films (Ken and Barbie are incredible! Just the way Ken walked was hilarious) and without this it would've been a very depressing film indeed. The light-hearted moments kept this movie going.

The added darkness and terror was surprising, but I do think it worked well. It was like the toys' final test, and they got through it. At some points I couldn't believe what I was actually seeing, for example I was shocked by the treatment of the toys in the daycare (Rex's tail coming off really upset me! I was like, 'NOES!') and, unbeknownst to me I'd later be seeing the toys giving into the Reaper himself. Comparing this with the trials and tribulations of the previous two films, well, it makes what they'd already been through seem like nothing in comparison. I mean, think about it - the 'horrible' thing that Woody had to go through in the original was being in Sid's room! It's almost laughable.

There were a couple of things I was a little unsure of. The new characters were, on the whole, great, but so many of them seemed dark and scary. The monkey (my GOD, that monkey!), Lotso, Big Baby (who, despite his redemption at the end of the film, looks and sounds scary, there's no denying it) and even the telephone toy that helped out Woody - they all were a bit unnerving! This did make the film a bit more exciting, though, so instead of presenting all toys as lovely and innocent, it's more truthful. The lack of screen time some of our old favourites had was a sacrifice for the newer characters, but I believe Unkrich managed to achieve the right balance here considering the length of the film.

The music also distracted me at times. I guess it was because I recognised some of the melodies from the previous films, but because they were slightly different they attracted my attention and I wasn't sure if they quite fitted those certain sections of the movie in the same way that they did before. Hmm.

The ending was great, of course. It all worked out well in the end and this I wasn't surprised by. Despite this, I still got upset - it was all so heart-warming and lovely. The perfect ending, really.[/spoil]

All in all, although Toy Story 3 is certainly a different kettle of fish to its predecessors, it complements them well and completes the series. As a film on its own, it's strong, but when it's combined with knowledge of what's happened before, it really comes into its own. I doubt I'll be seeing a better film this year.
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Postby Kyle » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:05 pm

Agreed about the sound track, whenever I heard something familiar I instantly would remember, (or try to) when it was used in previously. I think more fresh stuff would have been nice. the finale track for example was spectacular. the rest kinda riffed on older stuff. Sometimes to its advantage, but other times its like, really, your going to use that again, and there? If you say so...
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Postby lizardgirl » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:42 pm

Yes, that's exactly how I felt about it, Kyle! To those that haven't seen the previous films, or at least haven't seen them many times, it probably seems okay, but to those of us who do recognise the riffs as you called them, they didn't always fit quite right.
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