- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 23/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 25/25
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
- Rated: G
- Genre: Animation, Comedy and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Josh Cooley
- Written by: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom
- Release date: 21st June, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 90 minutes
- Studio: Disney/Pixar
|Tom Hanks||Woody (Voice)|
|Tim Allen||Buzz Lightyear (Voice)|
|Annie Potts||Bo Peep (Voice)|
|Tony Hale||Forky (Voice)|
|Keegan-Michael Key||Ducky (Voice)|
|Madeleine McGraw||Bonnie (Voice)|
|Christina Hendricks||Gabby Gabby (Voice)|
|Keanu Reeves||Duke Caboom (Voice)|
When it comes to this franchise they take their time and make sure every scene is good enough to be seen. For children it is fun and full of wonder, for adults it is thought provoking and allows them to be a child for a couple of hours. All the old characters stay true to themselves and don’t let the money grabbing companies ruin the image. It is great that they explore other emotions of the toys, this time they explore letting go and making the toy think of themselves for once. It explains how my toys got lost anyway.
Another great story that had me almost shedding a tear. I must admit that I didn’t feel as connected to this film as I did with the previous ones. I couldn’t exactly tell if this was going to be the last one, but from the ending it seems to be. The narrative flowed and never left you waiting for something good to happen. Each film follows some sort of meaning, this shows us that toys like people have more than just one past to follow and it delves further into toys having emotions.
Beautiful animation and effects, the Toy Story franchise has made it their own and has brought our imaginations to life. What I love most is their comic timing, every gag is executed perfectly and is filmed in all the right angles. The blush rush is one of my favourite moments and the way they film that moment gets me every time. Settings and objects look almost life like, but still keep their signature look, if this is the last film the franchise, then it will be missed.
Can I just say that the original cast have always been great and have brought many amazing moments throughout the films. Its a shame that we saw less of them in this film, many of them just stayed in the motor home and did nothing else. The performances though were awesome, everyone had did voices that made their character different. Of course the legend Tom Hanks was leading the cast and showed us why he got the role in the first place.