Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Why does Disney want to hurt us? Disney films have a long history of psychologically scarring movie goers across the globe with moments like Dumbo being taken from his mother, Bambi's mother being shot, and Lady getting shipped off to the pound. Now Disney has teamed up with another master of traumatization, Pixar, to really devastate us. Well congratulations Disney/Pixar, you've done it again, luckily it's nothing a few weeks of intense therapy wont fix.
Right from the get-go with Toy Story 3 I was misty-eyed, throughout the film I found myself constantly on the brink of tears, lucky for me every time the levy was about to break Disney pulled me back with a quick joke to calm my nerves. Though the movie is ultimately a drama, several comical scenes stand out, like the "spanish Buzz" scene, and just about every scene with Ken. Also a few new characters are introduced, including a depressed baby doll and a sociopathic teddy bear, antics ensue (of course).
Aside from costing me hundreds of dollars in countless therapy sessions, Toy Story 3 delivered. It took me back to when I was just 8 years old, sitting in a dark theater, being introduced to a silly cowboy named Woody.
What made Toy Story 3 so good, in my opinion, is that it tapped into the human experience; eventually everyone must grow up, we all lose friends and loved ones. The world changes, and our lives change with it.
On a totally unrelated topic, I will soon be posting the occassional short short review on the blog "Quickies for Commoners", which was created by my friend ZaxxonQ. So feel free to check that out.