The fourth Toy Story film was released this past weekend and I went to a showing on Friday night with a couple of my friends. I love the Toy Story films – and Pixar in general – so I was excited to see that a Toy Story 4 was being made.Toy Story 4: An Adult's Perspective #ontheblog #toystory4 Click To Tweet
Toy Story 4: A Movie Review
I’ve enjoyed all of the Toy Story movies over the years, and while I liked Toy Story 4, I didn’t necessarily LOVE it. The reason for that is because the story mostly follows Woody, Bo, and a collection of new toys (including Forky, which shows that you can make your own toys). What you don’t get as much are the older, original toys, such as Buzz, Slinky, Rex, and the gang. Now don’t fret! They are in the movie throughout, but it just seemed like the majority of the story focused on Woody and the rest, and it makes sense in the context of the film, especially with how it all ends. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t at least point this out for those of you who have yet to see the movie.
When it comes to scariness, I think the most frightening part are the ventriloquist dummies that do the bidding of a doll named Gabby. They are very “mechanical” if you will and are able to turn their heads completely around to see everything. After the movie, I was thinking about this and I realized that…you know what? ALL the Toy Story movies are kind of scary in their own right, so if you and your kids didn’t have a problem with those, I don’t see why this would be different unless someone has a specific fear of dummies.
Woody is definitely one of my favorite characters, so while I would have liked more of the original toys, I did love spending a lot of time with him. He’s the same toy that genuinely cares about his kid (remember – the toys are with a little girl named Bonnie now) and he tries to help everyone if he can. In Toy Story 4, he’s made it his mission to keep Forky around – who believes he’s trash as he was made from trash – because he makes Bonnie happy and less nervous about starting kindergarten.
I thought the ending of Toy Story 3 was nice and wrapped up, but I didn’t mind another film. Now that it’s been released though, I do believe this will be the fourth and final Toy Story film. I don’t see how it could continue on after this, and personally, I don’t want it to. I think it all came together nicely, even if it did make me a bit sad (though I didn’t cry like I did for the third film).
Have you seen Toy Story 4 yet? Are you planning to?