7.15.2010

Toy Story 3 (2010)


Synopsis


Andy's toys must try to avoid being thrown out before he goes off too college. When they end up donated to a day care, they then are faced with even more troubles from the head toys there. Through all their adventures and trials, Andy's toys do everything to watch out for each other and stick together.

Entertainment Value


Rating: A

A lot of fun. As good or better than the other 2 movies. The music was good, especially the Gypsy King's rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me", but was a little over done in some of the intense scenes (one of the scenes was intense enough, it didn't need any further help from the music).

Moral Value - Failure to Communicate?


Rating: 5

[Spoiler Alert]

Constantly throughout the movie the toys refer to each other as family. Though the toys weren't all related, they lived and worked together as a family should, and most importantly they never left anyone behind. Woody had the chance to move on with Andy and leave everyone else behind, but in the end, he just couldn't leave them.

When Andy's toys get to Sunnyside we see how leadership through fear (Lotso) makes life miserable for everyone and only really caters to the stronger and more selfish toys. Once Lotso was gone, the toys at the day care were able to work better together and be happier overall.

One of my favorite parts of the movie was seeing Andy give all his toys to a little girl down the street and watch him show her how special they were to him. I don't know that I ever had any special affinity for any of my toys growing up, but it kind of draws a comparison to familial love again and how important making good memories is for families.

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