Deemed as ‘Breakout comedy of the Summer’, summer 2010 sees the toy box reopen and our beloved friends from the Toy Story films return.
I was highly anticipating the return of this film and intrigued as to how they were going to move the story on – how were they going to continue the story with a grown up child and a grown up audience?
Despite my reservations, the story exceeded all my expectations and more, here’s the basic plot:
Andy is now 17 and ready to head off to college, leaving Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the rest of the toy-box gang to ponder their uncertain futures. When the toys are accidentally donated to the Sunnyside Daycare center they’re initially overjoyed to once again be played with, but their enthusiasm quickly gives way to horror as they discover the true nature of the establishment under the rule of the deceptively welcoming “Lotso” Bear. Now, all of the toys must band together in one final, crazy scheme to escape their confines and return home to Andy.
I enjoyed the first two films as a child but ‘Toy Story 3’ is most certainly my favourite. It combines all the laughs that featured in the first two films with a grown up synopsis that I could really relate to now. Definitely one that I would recommend and you don’t have to be 10 to watch it – in fact I think it would be appreciated more by those who remember the films the first time around (before we were graced with the 3D versions) – the liaisons between Barbie & Ken are most inappropriate for a 1o year old. The heartfelt ending will also pull on your heartstrings no matter what age you are (or how tough you think you are!) An absolute gem from Disney.