Tuesday, June 22, 2010

To Infinity, and Beyond!

Yep, you guessed it. I finally got to see Toy Story 3 today! And it did not disappoint me in the least! Of course, I loved the first two movies. I can't believe how long it's been since they first came out. I mean, really! When did I get so old?! But either way, I got to revert to being a kid again tonight when I went to see the third fun-filled installment to the successful Pixar series. I even brought along Mom and Dad. Gave me that legit "I'm a kid, and thus my parents have taken me to the movies!" feel. We were joined by Matt Bukaty—friend, composer, fellow-blogger. (Check him out! You won't regret it.) We're good at being childlike and immature together.


As expected, pretty much the whole old gang is back! Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye. And of course, Slinky, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, and our favorite little alien trio. Barbie also makes an appearance!

But among them is a slew of new, fabulous and colorful creations. And I'm not gonna lie. I pretty much wouldn't mind owning all of them.

Insert PicSpam! Here is just a few (okay, several) (okay, more than several) of the new faces in Toy Story 3. I LOVE THEM.

Ahem...

Enjoy.










So yes! These are some new faces, in no particular order. They're wonderful. There were so many new toys in Toy Story 3 that if I could have found all of their pictures.... Goodness, there would have been hundreds. It was fun to see new toys outside of the classic clan.

One of my favorite things about Toy Story 3 was that, as a fan since the franchise started, Pixar stayed true to their original characters. For kids who haven't yet been introduced to the amazingness that is Toy Story 1 & 2, well they just get to fall in love with these guys for the first time. But for those of us who know and love Woody, Buzz, Rex... None of them fell short of the great, fun personalities they've always been.

The plot is cute. Very. I laughed out loud a number of times. Two of my favorite characters ended up being Barbie and Ken. And, of course, it wouldn't be an adventure if the gang didn't get into a little trouble.

I won't give away any plot points. I hate nothing more than having a movie ruined for me before I even go, but I highly recommend seeing this. It's lighthearted, it's cute, it's fun. Sometimes there's nothing more relaxing than kicking back and reliving your childhood. And if you've never seen any of the Toy Story films, now is as good a time to start as any!

So go! Bring a friend! Because the toys are back in town. ;-)
Happy movie-going!

14 comments:

MissWoodhouse said...

It's great to read a reliable review. Now I really can't wait to see it!

Sarah Thomas said...

Thank you! :-) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It really gave me a hankerin' to watch the first two again!

Iliana said...

I went to c this too!! It's awesome isn't it? Disneychannel asia have been showing the first two movies quite often before the third is released so i get a good idea on how fun it has been before and added up to the anticipation. And the Toys Stories never fail to meet the expectations.

Creative Flair said...

My boys can't wait to see it this weekend! I somehow have missed seeing the first two. Gotta do that.

Sarah Thomas said...

@Iliana—Yes! Very awesome. I loved it! I'm glad you got to see the first two as well!

@Creative Flair—I'm sure they'll love it! And now it's easy to see the first two since they've been re-released on DVD. It took me forever to find the second one before because Disney threw 'em back in the vault. Haha. :-)

Kess said...

I can't wait to see this, and all the more so now that I've read your positive review!

Jess said...

Aww Chatter Telephone made me tear up a bit. I used to have a phone just like that when I was a kid. I had forgotten all about that. If they would have had a "Pound Puppy" in this movie I might have started to weep ha ha. I haven't seen the movie yet but I'm very excited about seeing and even more so after reading your blog. :-)

Sarah Thomas said...

@Kess—Yay! I hope you love it, too!

@Jess—Aw! I understand! Rex and Trixie, the dinosaurs, have a special place in my heart because as a kid I had about a million toy dinosaurs!

I would have LOVED to have seen a Pound Puppy in this. For real! I hope when you do see the movie, you love it!

James said...

I would so go to see this if I had someone to see it with.

Sarah Thomas said...

Maybe you'll be able to find someone to join you! :-)

The Words Crafter said...

I love the pics you posted...my husband wanted to go see this last weekend...maybe we can make it this weekend!

James said...

I really hope I do! But I really doubt I will, it'll be worth waiting for the DVD though :)

Loryn said...

I wanna see it for the Barbie and Ken storyline! haha

Sarah Thomas said...

@The Words Crafter—Thanks! I hope you guys get to go soon! It’s very cute. :-)

@James—I’m crossing my fingers you find someone to go with! If not, it’ll be just as good on DVD. ^_^

@Loryn—Barbie and Ken were great! Haha I loved them!