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DwayneA
06-16-2010, 08:55 AM
I'm really looking forward to this one. The first sequel in 11 years! Aready, it's got a 100% rating on Rottentomatoes just like its predecessors.

By the way, has anyone read the entry for it on wikipedia? Several times now, I've noticed that some new text has been added to describe what happens in the end, but it ultimately gets erased by the next day.

underthecity
06-16-2010, 07:34 PM
We saw the sneak preview of Toy Story 3 last night. I'm not a big fan of modern animated features, except for rare exceptions such as Wall E and Up. (As long as there are no talking animals that speak in modern American lingo, I'll sometimes like it.)

I loved Toy Story 3. In fact, it affected me so much that I was thinking about it last night, this morning, and have been half this day.

I'm not sure how many spoilers we want to mention just yet, but at least I can talk about the things that everyone knows.

It's been 11 years, Andy's 18 now. He's about to go to college. For the past several years all the old favorite toys have been languishing in the toybox, untouched. Andy's mom tells him to clean up the room, decide what he's keeping, taking to college, or getting rid of.

Through a series of events, all the toys wind up at the local day care, which at first seems like a good place to wind up. (The dinosaur, my favorite character, remarks, "It must be a nice place. There's a rainbow on the door!") They meet all the resident toys, led by Lotso, a big, purple teddy bear that smells like strawberries, (and voiced by Ned Beatty) welcomes them with open arms and leads them to their room, the adjacent room that, well, isn't the ideal environment for them after all. Believing that Andy didn't intend to throw them all away, Woody escapes and heads back home to try to be with Andy. Then . . . other stuff happens.

Here's are some spoilers shaded in white:

The daycare is a dictatorial prison camp led by Lotso, who was an abandoned toy. Lotso's chief "enforcing officer" is "Big Baby," who was one of the toys that used to be with Lotso before being abandoned. Big Baby is an infant doll with vacant, staring eyes, but truly a frightening sight and character. Andy's toys are put into cages, watched over by Buzz Lightyear, who has been turned into a prison guard by switching him into the "Demo" mode--all his familiar personality erased. Woody learns of this situation and returns to help the toys escape. Meanwhile, all the very young toddlers play with Andy's old toys, but the toys are not "age appropriate" for this set of rambunctious youngsters. They're truly in hell and couldn't possibly last several days intact. Later, at the end, all the toys are reunited with Andy who donates them to a neighborhood girl who looks to give them a good, new home and lots of happy playtime. This scene in particular is heartfelt and nostalgiac, and was forcing a few tears from my eyes.

My impression of the film was that it had darker themes than the previous two, and some of the scenes are both memorable and frightening, IMO. Definitely a kids movie, of course, but I know the adults will enjoy it immensely. Best of all, there were no scenes when a character stops the action to sing a song, as what happened in Toy Story 2, a scene I always fast forward through.

What's especially great is that all the original voices are back. The personalities are exactly as we remember them. Most striking is knowing that since TS2, Tom Hanks has done nothing but continue to grow into one of our generation's biggest movie stars. And yet, here he is, back in his old role as Woody, as if he was there all along.

Wavy_Blue
06-17-2010, 03:40 AM
I'm going into this with extremely high expectations, which I know will be met. Pixar is about the only film studio I can say that about.

maestrowork
06-17-2010, 05:24 AM
Every time I thought Pixar couldn't top themselves, they did it. So I have high hopes for this one, especially knowing they didn't want to do a sequel unless they had a damn good script, and after 11 years, I bet they had a damn good script.

poetinahat
06-17-2010, 05:38 AM
Um, somebody please add "SPOILERS" to the thread title...

Ditto Wavy and maestro. I can't remember a Pixar film I didn't love. Dreamworks, otoh, is more hit-and-miss.

Bubastes
06-17-2010, 05:56 AM
I'm going into this with extremely high expectations, which I know will be met. Pixar is about the only film studio I can say that about.

I agree. Pixar never ceases to surprise and amaze me.

Soccer Mom
06-17-2010, 06:59 AM
I can't wait to see this. My kids are pestering me. This is the first non-shoot-em-up-or-stab-em movie they want to see this summer.

dgiharris
06-17-2010, 07:07 AM
Pixar is the only studio house where I don't need to see a trailer. All I need to know is that it is a Pixar film.

That's good enough for me.

Mel...

Jersey Chick
06-17-2010, 07:29 AM
Jersey Guy and I are going to take our daughter sometime next week. Our son (who's 4) isn't quite ready for a movie theater movie, even though he adores the previous two Toy Story movies.

dgiharris
06-17-2010, 08:01 AM
I can't wait to see this. My kids are pestering me. This is the first non-shoot-em-up-or-stab-em movie they want to see this summer.

Don't count your bunnies before they come out of the rabbit hole...

I heard Andy and Buzz get into a knife fight...

Mel....

Zoombie
06-17-2010, 08:25 AM
Every time I thought Pixar couldn't top themselves, they did it. So I have high hopes for this one, especially knowing they didn't want to do a sequel unless they had a damn good script, and after 11 years, I bet they had a damn good script.

Pretty much!

ceenindee
06-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Dude! Just saw this last night. It was better than I expected. I don't remember much of the second TS and the first was never my favorite Pixar flick, but this was a real treat. Definitely the movie to beat this summer.

The 3D didn't do much for it, though, IMO. I'd recommend saving your money on that.

jvc
06-19-2010, 07:35 PM
Um, somebody please add "SPOILERS" to the thread title...

Ditto Wavy and maestro. I can't remember a Pixar film I didn't love. Dreamworks, otoh, is more hit-and-miss.
For you, anything :)

katiemac
06-20-2010, 12:29 AM
It made $41 million on Friday. On track to make $120 million for the weekend. Finding Nemo* still ranks as Pixar's best weekend opener, when they pulled in $70 million.

The Toy Storys are my favorite Pixars. I just contributed to its box office success. Seeing it tonight, cannot wait--although I am a bit disappointed I couldn't find a theater playing it in 35mm instead of Digital 3D.

ETA*: Not Finding Nemo. The Incredibles made $70 million.

childeroland
06-20-2010, 12:40 AM
It's a wonderful film; you'll enjoy yourself.

Bubastes
06-20-2010, 03:44 AM
Just got back from seeing it with my parents. Excellent film.

ETA: I also enjoyed the short. I thought it was quite innovative, even by Pixar standards.

ceenindee
06-20-2010, 03:52 AM
^Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that. Extremely clever, that was. :D

dragonjax
06-20-2010, 04:04 AM
Saw it today with the Loving Husband and Precious Little Tax Deductions. I bawled at times, I must admit. Overall, very good. Very dark; or maybe that's just because we've grown up with Andy.

One thing: my little guy, who's almost seven, found one scene in particular very upsetting (he was balled up and crying, and he spent the rest of the movie on my lap, with me promising him that it's just a movie and that everyone is going to be OK -- which I had no idea whether or not it would be true, but I gambled that it would because damn it, it's a G-rated Pixar flick so the good guys are gonna win, or else!).

It's not a lighthearted feel-good movie. But damned if it's not a good movie.

Bubastes
06-20-2010, 04:13 AM
BTW, I had no idea that Michael Keaton did Ken's voice! The Youtube videos of Ken's dating tips are funneh.

katiemac
06-20-2010, 07:51 AM
Loved it. Cried. The dialogue isn't always as clever as the previous two films (it was clever in other ways), and it was darker. Broke my heart a couple of times--like the quick mention about Bo Peep--but it was a worthwhile addition to the other movies.

Mr. Anonymous
06-20-2010, 10:22 AM
Just got back from watching it. Wasn't a big fan of the first two but this one was wonderful. Really glad I saw it.

maestrowork
06-20-2010, 05:58 PM
I'm surprised so many critics gave it 3 or 3.5 stars. It's rated lower than the last two.

I'm going to see it with a few friends this evening. Will tell you my verdict.

DamaNegra
06-20-2010, 11:18 PM
It's AWESOME.

It's also way darker than the other films, which may get a little bit shocking at times. There's one scene in particular that's just... dammit, I tear up just thinking about that scene.

But it's still an excellent movie. You'll cry, and laugh, and squirm and feel hope and relief and stress and... dammit. It's a great, great movie.

katiemac
06-20-2010, 11:51 PM
Projected to net $109 million by the end of the day.

And you know what's interesting? I haven't seen one televison ad for this film, aside from the USPS ads featuring the characters. For my demographic, the buzz was strictly online.

katiemac
06-21-2010, 12:08 AM
So, what's been the makeup of everyone's theaters? I went to a late show, but there wasn't a kid in sight. All adults and older teens. This EW article (http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/06/20/toy-story-3-box-office-adults/)discusses the phenomenon--adults finally accepting animation as a legitimate storytelling form.

But it's more than that. Obviously Pixar has been making quality films for years, but the original Toy Story fans are adults themselves, now. Would adults turn out in 11 years to see a sequel to, say, How to Train Your Dragon? I said above I hadn't seen one television ad for the movie itself, but Pixar has been aggressive in grassroots marketing for older demos... I think the majority of those who were reached by the marketing would have turned out for the movie, anyway.

Mr. Anonymous
06-21-2010, 02:21 AM
Katiemac - I went to an 11:40 p.m. showing, which might be why, but the only people there were a handful of groups of teenagers.

Dommo
06-21-2010, 04:29 AM
I have a sneaking suspicion that Bonnie is actually "Boo" from monster's inc.

dolores haze
06-21-2010, 04:36 AM
Saw it with the kids today. I was bawling by the end. What a perfect ending!

Smish
06-21-2010, 04:44 AM
Saw it this afternoon. I wasn't expecting such a sob-fest. I should've worn waterproof mascara.

It was a great movie, as all Pixar films are, but it was my least favorite of the three. I prefer laughter over tears. :D Seriously, though, this film was a lot darker than any other Pixar film; even the short at the beginning was more serious than usual. Very, very good, though.

And yes, I too thought Bonnie was an older version of Boo. I enjoyed that, since Monster's Inc. is my favorite Pixar movie.

maestrowork
06-21-2010, 05:09 AM
Saw it. Love it. I personally think its the best of the series. It is darker, and has a wistfulness that young children will not get, but it's also hilarious and fun for the kiddies. The audience I was with was mostly adults with maybe 1/4 kids, and the kids were absolutely quiet through the whole thing. They were as riveted as the adults. People were sobbing audibly at the end, and I admit I shed a few tears myself. Fortunately the 3D glasses helped mask the teary eyes. Well done again, Pixar.

katiemac
06-21-2010, 08:29 AM
I have a sneaking suspicion that Bonnie is actually "Boo" from monster's inc.

Boo did have a Jessie doll... ;)

Since Pixar always sneaks characters from its upcoming movies into their current releases (Boo had a Nemo doll, too), people are speculating a grown-up Boo is one of the girls in the daycare.

I kept thinking Wall-E should have been there to help them with all that trash...

Gamien
06-21-2010, 09:02 AM
...even the short at the beginning was more serious than usual. Very, very good, though...

Yeah I really enjoyed it, and expect to see it again come oscar season ;)


~

Smileycat
06-21-2010, 06:09 PM
I can pinpoint the instant I started to cry.

It was right after Andy read Woody's note. The look in his eyes, and he's a friggin' animated figure!!

I bawled like a kid. I am crying again now (Andy says, "You were my best friend."). What's wrong with me? Sniff.

Loved that ending.

katiemac
06-21-2010, 06:16 PM
SPOILERS


I can pinpoint the instant I started to cry.

It was right after Andy read Woody's note. The look in his eyes, and he's a friggin' animated figure!!

I bawled like a kid. I am crying again now (Andy says, "You were my best friend."). What's wrong with me? Sniff.

Loved that ending.

STILL SPOILERS.

It was good. I'm still kind of devastated Andy gave up his toys, but it was the right ending. Growing up's a bitch. And the look on his face when he was trying to decide to give up Woody to Bonnie once and for all? That was excellently done. And yes. Cried.

Smileycat
06-21-2010, 06:25 PM
SPOILERS



STILL SPOILERS.

It was good. I'm still kind of devastated Andy gave up his toys, but it was the right ending. Growing up's a bitch. And the look on his face when he was trying to decide to give up Woody to Bonnie once and for all? That was excellently done. And yes. Cried.


I was, too. I remember when my mother tossed out my scooter because my aunt told her to. I hated my aunt for a long time after that. Finally got over it when I reached 30 (a year later) ;)

Everyone who doesn't cry may, in fact, be a serial killer.

maestrowork
06-21-2010, 06:41 PM
SPOILERS



STILL SPOILERS.

It was good. I'm still kind of devastated Andy gave up his toys, but it was the right ending. Growing up's a bitch. And the look on his face when he was trying to decide to give up Woody to Bonnie once and for all? That was excellently done. And yes. Cried.


[SPOILERS]


We've all been kids and we've all given away our toys.. What is touching is that Pixar captures the emotions perfectly, how Andy didn't want to part with Woody, his most favorite toy/best friend. But he knows he has to move on and grow up. Woody knows that, too, but Woody prefers to move on with his friends instead of being separated or have his friends stuck in the attic forever - toys are meant to be played with. As the car drives away, it's so bitter sweet and it echoes Andy's mom's sentiment Andy is all grown up, and they must let go (just as he must let go of his childhood), and they too must move on. That scene captures so many layers of meanings and emotions and is simply so well done.

Smileycat
06-21-2010, 06:43 PM
but did you cry?

maestrowork
06-21-2010, 06:44 PM
And don't fret, Bonnie is only taking care of the gang for Andy. Soon Andy will have his own kids.... TOY STORY 10! :)

maestrowork
06-21-2010, 06:44 PM
but did you cry?

See my post upthread.

katiemac
06-21-2010, 07:19 PM
I'd commented to someone else already--thank god for the 3D glasses--helps hide the fact you're crying.

But I also cried watching one of the trailers online, so I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who also cried during the actual movie. ;) I have a strong attachment to these movies.

underthecity
06-21-2010, 09:25 PM
In post 2, I mentioned where I was shedding a tear--it was at the end, when he was passing along his toys.

But since we're openly discussing spoilers, in the shaded portion of post 2, I mentioned that Lotso had turned Sunnyside into a "dictatorial prison camp." The thing I couldn't figure out is why he had chosen to do this. There didn't seem to be a compelling reason.

I know that "absolute power corrupts" and all that, but Lotso had positioned himself as dictator, so he had the power, but we never saw any evidence of his being corrupt. In fact, we never really saw what exactly he gained by running things this way.

Add to that, when the toys arrive, they are shuttled into the "other room" (whose name I can't remember) where they will be played with by the youngest, destructive toddlers. Since all the toys in there could talk also, why didn't anyone warn them of what was to come?

maestrowork
06-21-2010, 09:45 PM
LOTSO isn't so much corrupt but like the Clown said, something snapped after his owner replaced him with another care bear. He never trusted anyone after that. And I think he really just "snapped" and changed. Kind of like how people became crazy. He wanted to run the daycare that way because then he knows he could be in control at all times.

Not sure why the other toys in the small children room didn't talk, but the telephone tried, and he was then "broken" by Lotso. So I think the other toys didn't want to say anything because they are afraid. They've been intimidated. They've been jailed. They've been broken. It's like a concentration camp.

katiemac
06-22-2010, 02:03 AM
Check out this '80s commercial for the Lotso Huggin Bear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6dZtNYGlLM.

(It's fake. Pixar planted it. There's also a Japanese version.)

AuburnAssassin
06-22-2010, 02:14 AM
Dear God, just read the spoilers. I bawled like a baby over the Sarah M song for Jesse in Toy Story 2; I still bawl just hearing that song, which I love. Sounds like more of the same times a hundred in Toy Story 3.

maestrowork
06-22-2010, 03:50 AM
It's amazing to see some reviewers giving it a one star because "oh, it's more of the same and Dreamworks does better animation..." These people either are on drugs or they're posting 1-star reviews just for attention.

Smish
06-22-2010, 03:54 AM
It's amazing to see some reviewers giving it a one star because "oh, it's more of the same and Dreamworks does better animation..."

:Wha:

Mr. Anonymous
06-22-2010, 05:30 AM
I didn't cry. Does that make me a serial killer? xP

bethany
06-22-2010, 06:09 AM
Loved it!

I cried in several parts.

katiemac
06-22-2010, 07:13 AM
EW's Owen Gleiberman (http://movie-critics.ew.com/2010/06/21/its-okay-for-men-to-cry-at-toy-story-3/) tells men it's okay to cry during Toy Story 3.

Chumplet
06-22-2010, 07:57 AM
I watched, I laughed, I resisted the tears until... until... Oh, crap. Blink, blink. Shit. Where's my tissue? Dab, dab. Blink. Daughter steals my tissue. Returns it sopping wet.

I remember giving up my first doll to a little girl at a yard sale. My own daughter never really liked dolls, so this one stayed in the closet until just a few years ago. I told the little girl to take good care of her, that I got this doll for my fifth birthday. Sure her toes were broken off, but the rest of her was okay. Boy, that was a tough thing to do, but the look of wonder in the girl's eyes was enough to allow me to let the doll go.

Smileycat
06-22-2010, 08:42 AM
See my post upthread.

Sorry, MW. I missed that! Sniff. I think I had too many tears clouding my vision.

Hug!

Smileycat
06-22-2010, 08:43 AM
I didn't cry. Does that make me a serial killer? xP


Yes, indeed it does. I'm going to see if I can get you banned... ;):tongue:Hug2::flag::cry:

Smileycat
06-22-2010, 08:46 AM
I remember giving up my first doll to a little girl at a yard sale. My own daughter never really liked dolls, so this one stayed in the closet until just a few years ago. I told the little girl to take good care of her, that I got this doll for my fifth birthday. Sure her toes were broken off, but the rest of her was okay. Boy, that was a tough thing to do, but the look of wonder in the girl's eyes was enough to allow me to let the doll go.

Dabs eyes (AGAIN). :hi::cry:

katiemac
06-22-2010, 05:44 PM
I didn't catch this. But apparently the garbage truck driver is Sid from the first Toy Story ... he's still wearing his black skull T-shirt.

I'll just have to pay more attention the second time around. Because I will see this twice in theaters.

maestrowork
06-22-2010, 08:28 PM
LOL... that's really funny. I didn't notice either... I just thought it was some rock-out kid.

Smileycat
06-23-2010, 12:44 AM
I didn't catch this. But apparently the garbage truck driver is Sid from the first Toy Story ... he's still wearing his black skull T-shirt.

I'll just have to pay more attention the second time around. Because I will see this twice in theaters.

Thanks for the heads up!

maestrowork
06-23-2010, 03:25 AM
I didn't know they use the same kid's voice as Andy (John Morris). He's, of course, all grown up now, too.

Smish
06-23-2010, 03:50 AM
I didn't catch this. But apparently the garbage truck driver is Sid from the first Toy Story ... he's still wearing his black skull T-shirt.


That's hilarious! I didn't notice that.

Zoombie
06-27-2010, 12:59 AM
I cried.

Marian Perera
06-27-2010, 06:27 AM
I hoped Lotso would change after Woody helped him, but no. What a nasty piece of work.

My oldest toy is a tiny teddy bear I got on a KLM flight when I was six. Still have him, nearly thirty years later. Though he is now in a box in my suitcase and, like Michael Jackson, no longer has his original nose.

AuburnAssassin
06-27-2010, 06:43 AM
Hmmm, I didn't cry. And I cry at almost all tearjerker movies. I was so happy for Bonnie to get all those new toys.

Anarchic Q
06-28-2010, 12:47 AM
I cried. I NEVER cry and I cried.

(That's not true, I cried at the film Crash, the one about racism. I knew it was gonna happen, I knew something bad was going to happen, but I cried anyway.)

katiemac
06-28-2010, 01:24 AM
Number one again this weekend with another $59 million, making it the quickest Pixar film to surpass $200 million, for a total of $226.5 million. It will most likely beat Finding Nemo's total gross of $340 million.

maestrowork
06-28-2010, 03:13 AM
$59M for second weekend is FANTASTIC. Most films could only DREAM of making that much in opening weekend.

MJRevell
06-30-2010, 02:25 PM
I keep hearing good things about this. Very tempted to see it.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-30-2010, 03:31 PM
I'll see it with Ol' Boy... but we'll wait 'til it comes out on DVD so we can both sob out loud like we did in the second one.

Exile87
07-11-2010, 04:29 AM
If anyone's reading this and hasn't yet seen in theaters, see it! It's worth the money, and then some!

A date took me out to see it, and that's the only reason I wasn't crying in the theater! haha. It was bad enough that my eyes were watering. I absolutely loved the introduction. That was classic!

Can't wait to see it again!