Thursday, June 17, 2010

Toy Story 3 Review

Toy Story 3 is released tomorrow in the U.S - and in July in Europe - and i had the pleasure to watch it last afternoon at Paris press screening. As i don't want to spoil the story-line i'll say just this: you will love it! Probably as much as i did as once again Pixar Animation Studios created a perfect movie.

Once again too the story-line is incredibly well written. You know this when you think back to the movie and search for a scene that could be wrong, and there is no one scene that i will delete as all scenes have a perfect reason to exist. The great thing is that when you think the characters will find a "way out" (in what's happening to them) there is always a new twist in the story. As i've said, the script is so well written that it's pretty hard to guess what will happen then.

It's the same with some of the new toys characters - who is good, who is a "villain"? lot of surprises that i didn't expect and that's a good point, really. It's also a movie full of nostalgia - what's happening to a young boy toys when he's not anymore in age to play with them? - and you'll have scenes with great emotion.

No need to say that the animation by Pixar animators is unbelievably perfect. The last scene is incredibly poetic. There is no doubt that Toy Story 3 is going to be highly successful at the B.O and undoubtedly one of the best film released this summer. One last word about 3D: all i can say is that you better don't expect 3D pop-up effects as there is none. The use of 3D is mostly to give depth and it was probably even more obvious in UP! than in TS3. So if you can't see it in 3D you won't lose a lot. Anyway, just let me know after you saw it but once again, whether you'll see it in 3D or 2D i'm sure you will love it!

I forgot to talk about Day and Night the short animated that you'll se before the movie. Well, Pixar did it again, Day and Night is a charming, funny, and perfectly animated short and it's probably the first short animated to have 2D AND 3D animation on the same image! You'll love it too!

For those of my readers who still have to wait for its release in their country here is a new movie clip which was released two days ago, showing the "escape" of Woody.

This other video is a best-of of five previously released clips.

There was also a L.A Premiere and here is the video showing Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and John Lasseter interviewed on the red carpet.

Pictures: copyright Disney-Pixar

Videos: copyright Disney-Pixar, Associated Press


Anonymous said...

How sad is Toy Story 3? Is it a film like Up and WALL-E which makes you cry and feel REALLY upset. I think it's good to care about characters, but crying at the cinema isn't my idea of being entertained.

Alain Littaye said...

I wouldn't say that it's totally sad and you will definitely not cry all film long. The end, mostly, will probably bring tears in your eyes, but it's tears coming from what life really is, i.e everybody has to grow up and leave behind his old life.

As i've said in my review there is definitely nostalgia, specially at the beginning and the end of the movie but it's also part of the beauty of the movie, emotionally speaking.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, I saw the movie last Saturday at a special screening here in Los Angeles and the movie is GREAT. I was not disappointed and I was very surprised with lots of good plot twists.

A lot of people around me sobbing towards the end. It's very emotional. It has it all, fun, suspense, action, comedy and tiers. Not to mention some pretty dark moments that were great for grown ups.

The Hight and Day short film: VERY CLEVER.

Jones said...

I am not the biggest fan of Pixar, but they often surprised me in the past with the stories they came up with - a rat who wants to become a chef, an old men setting out for a last adventure in his flying house - you know what I mean. Toy Story 3 (three!) may be a decent movie, but it necessarily lacks the originality of the great stories mentioned before. Pixar should *not* waste time and talent on sequels.