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VIETgrlTerifa
06-19-2010, 10:43 AM
I can't believe there isn't a thread about this yet.

I make no qualms admitting that I am a Pixar fan, and I think out of all the movie studios out there, they are the ones that are consistently doing films that strive to be both art and entertainment and succeed most of the time.

That said, I don't think they always hit the mark. I was disappointed in Cars and thought that despite some clever writing, Ratatouille was overrated. I also felt that Up peaked in the opening sequence and was never able to capture that magic throughout the rest of the movie and was mad that it got a Best Picture nomination (even if they did have 10 nominees that year) wheareas Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and especially Wall-E did not get that same recognition.

However, if there is one film that is the pinnacle of Pixar's movie-making (so far) then it's Toy Story 3. I don't want to give too much away, but if you are looking to see cinema in the theaters today (and like me finding yourself disappointed that there hasn't been many films that really hit you the way they're supposed to) then do yourself a favor and see Toy Story 3.

I truly do believe it is Pixar's best movie to date, and I'll be hard-press to find a better movie in terms of emotional impact and just plain great story-telling than this one this year...hell, this decade.

The last time I walked out the theater feeling this invested in a film was when I left Brokeback Mountain and felt absolutely numb watching it.

I promise to give a more coherent review later, but right now, I'm still under Toy Story's spell.

For all of you animation fans out there, Pixar pays homage to Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli in Toy Story 3 be having a stuffed Totoro in the film. I was absolutely delighted when I saw it and it made me want to see My Neighbor Totoro again.

judiz
06-19-2010, 11:25 AM
We're hoping to see it next week, we can't wait.

Stormy
06-19-2010, 03:11 PM
I can't believe there isn't a thread about this yet.

I make no qualms admitting that I am a Pixar fan, and I think out of all the movie studios out there, they are the ones that are consistently doing films that strive to be both art and entertainment and succeed most of the time.

That said, I don't think they always hit the mark. I was disappointed in Cars and thought that despite some clever writing, Ratatouille was overrated. I also felt that Up peaked in the opening sequence and was never able to capture that magic throughout the rest of the movie and was mad that it got a Best Picture nomination (even if they did have 10 nominees that year) wheareas Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and especially Wall-E did not get that same recognition.

However, if there is one film that is the pinnacle of Pixar's movie-making (so far) then it's Toy Story 3. I don't want to give too much away, but if you are looking to see cinema in the theaters today (and like me finding yourself disappointed that there hasn't been many films that really hit you the way they're supposed to) then do yourself a favor and see Toy Story 3.

I truly do believe it is Pixar's best movie to date, and I'll be hard-press to find a better movie in terms of emotional impact and just plain great story-telling than this one this year...hell, this decade.

The last time I walked out the theater feeling this invested in a film was when I left Brokeback Mountain and felt absolutely numb watching it.

I promise to give a more coherent review later, but right now, I'm still under Toy Story's spell.


I absolutely cannot agree with you more! I saw it at the drive in last night and am still enchanted by it! It was a masterpiece. I will compare every single Pixar movie to Wall-E, which is the best movie I've seen in my entire life. Up was nice but fell flat compared to Wall-E but TS 3 really hit the mark. I always love how Pixar injects a little "adult" humor into their movies (Barbie to Ken- "Nice Ascot!") and with TS3 the adults were laughing way more than the kids!

Pixar makes such wonderful movies with wonderful messages. I wish they could put out more than one a year.

shan
06-19-2010, 04:30 PM
:cheer2: I love both of the Toy Story movies and can't wait to see this one!

tarotx
06-19-2010, 04:32 PM
Hey don't dig on Cars-that's the greatest movie in the history of movies to my 3 year old son :)

We went to see Toy story 3 last night (He's a big Woody fan) and there was a lot of young kids screaming in fear at a certain scene but all the adults really loved the movie. Me included. It was very heart warming, funny as heck, sad and bittersweet at times.

I find this latest Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles my personal favorite Pixar movies. I liked all the movies I've seen. A Bugs life being my least favorite. I still haven't scene Wall-E because there are some sounds that give me a huge huge head ache. I do want to see it bad though because he's such a cutie and the movie got great reviews from everyone I know.

VIETgrlTerifa
06-19-2010, 04:37 PM
Hey don't dig on Cars-that's the greatest movie in the history of movies to my 3 year old son :)

When that movie came out, my then seven year-old brother gave me the cutest movie review saying how it was his favorite movie ever. So I do have a soft-spot for it, even if I personally didn't like it nearly as much as the other Pixar films.

That said, I recently saw a great Cars short film where the characters went to Tokyo and got all suped up Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift style. All the neon lights and spoilers were hilarious.

ilovesalchows
06-19-2010, 04:52 PM
My 2.5 year old loves Cars. I think it says something about the quality of a movie that I can watch it 300 times and still think its good!

We are going to take him to see Toy Story next week, his first movie!

BrokenAnkle
06-19-2010, 08:21 PM
Wow, Toy Story 3 was wonderful. I can see how some kids might be scared at the one scene - it was very suspenseful but touching too. Happy ending but one that keep tears in your eyes. SInce my daughter is going away to college in Fall, it was extra poignant.

jenny12
06-19-2010, 08:39 PM
I loved it! I was worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype because the praise has been so effusive, but I thought it definitely did.

AragornElessar
06-19-2010, 10:44 PM
I have no idea when I'll be able to see it due to being three hours from the nearest theatre, but I really want to as I'm a Disney fan and have loved most of the Pixar movies I've seen.

Toy Story though really is a cut above the rest of the Pixar/Disney movies over the years and I'm glad the third visit w/Woody, Buzz and the Gang lives up to the rest of the franchise. I was a bit nervous when I heard about TS3 when in Toronto for CSOI and my usual visit to The Disney Store when in Toronto ( ;) ), but those fears are now being put to rest w/all of the reviews from everyone who has seen it so far.

Anyone else around here see the Disney VISA commercial where Woody and the Gang all think Buzz is being bought at the store and they try to save him, only to find out it wasn't *their* Buzz? Too cute, but the one for the US Postal Service w/Ham as the Postal Carrier tops it IMO. That is if you remember the voice of Ham is the actor who played Cliff the mail carrier on Cheers. :)

I actually had to explain that one to my Parents. They thought I was nuts reacting the way I was to that particular commercial. :rolleyes:

IceJunkie
06-19-2010, 11:14 PM
I saw it at midnight with several friends. We were between the ages of 4 and 8 when the first Toy Story movie came out, so we all really grew up with it. So, seeing it now in our late teens/early twenties made it all the more special.

I had read that it was good, but not nearly as good as the previous two. I disagree - I think it was just as good as the second if not better. It had everything you want in a great animated film. One of Disney's best, IMO.

Stormy
06-20-2010, 12:48 AM
Too cute, but the one for the US Postal Service w/Ham as the Postal Carrier tops it IMO. That is if you remember the voice of Ham is the actor who played Cliff the mail carrier on Cheers. :)


John Ratzenberger has done a character voice in every Pixar movie as well. Hamm has been my favorite of his though. :)

jen_faith
06-20-2010, 02:16 AM
We are going to take him to see Toy Story next week, his first movie!

Heh... Toy Story I was my son's first movie. I still remember going to see it with him and his grandparents around Christmas. He's 18 now.

BelleBway
06-20-2010, 02:28 AM
Saw it today with my nieces and we all loved it!

However, I think Up is still my favorite Pixar film overall.

ryanbfan
06-20-2010, 04:32 AM
Hard to believe that Toy Story is over 10 years old. The movie was wonderful :) Better than I expected.

I was super excited to see Totoro in this film :) Quite possibly my favorite part.