I could have gone a lifetime without hearing “Starman” turned into a jingle.
I don’t know. I mean it was very different but it was kind of radical too. With Toy Story 4 you address the thematic elephant in the room – children make terrible gods to base your existence around. What’s the alternative?
I love it for going there (even if its answer is a little more existentialist than what I would be reaching for).
To me it was just a variation on the theme of the previous movie: learning to move on after realizing the kid you loved doesn’t need you anymore. Except that it had far more weight in Toy Story 3 because it was about Woody & Friends letting go of Andy, the kid they watched grow to adulthood, instead of the little girl Woody had just met the previous movie.
I don’t want to disagree with you there. TS3 was such a heavy hitter – best of the series for my money. And that garbage/inferno scene…
But I still can’t get over the fact that there’s no kid at the end of TS4 – I think that’s such a bold move.
I don’t think Toy Story 4 was a bad movie exactly, but it definitely felt like the narrative peaked with the third movie.
So, he’s a toy who’s whole purpose is to provide comic relief centered around delusions of grandeur and a detachment from reality. Other than the visual trappings, is there any connection at all to the original character?
In my mind, this new movie was supposed to imply that the cartoon character in the Toy Story movies was an exaggerated, mythologized version of an in-universe historical figure who had actual heroic adventures. So Star Command goes from being a bland exploratory mission to intergalactic space cops, some robot guard he encountered, Model ZR-G or whatever, becomes Emperor Zurg, etc. That is, if the timeline of this new movie being set way in the past of the Toy Story movies made any sense at all, which it doesn’t. This isn’t Battlestar Galactica. Or is it???
Still not sure on this, but from the original post…was Good Dinosaur that bad? I mean, it’s not Toy Story level, but it head and shoulders over Cars 2, for example. Animation is good, story is quirky but tells well, and has the normal Disney heartstring pull at the end. It’s Disney/Pixar version of Ice Age, which is to say it’s a great family movie but you can’t expect them to grab the gold ring every time.
I would say the animation in Good Dinosaur was not that good, but it was done with stylistic purpose.
I do like the look of this latest film.
My big question, will there be a robotic cat toy in various sizes available by June, 2022? Yes, of course there will be.
That style of plastic bathtub-toy-dinosaurs set against near photo-realistic natural scenery was a bold choice but personally it just didn’t work for me. The story didn’t really feel especially unique or well told for me either, but YMMV.
I never knew this before, and I distinctly recall being very disappointed by it. Knowing this makes me feel better about it. I loved Cars and I love aviation, and I expected so much more from what I thought was a Pixar movie.
Cars came out the day my first kid was born. For a while when he was a toddler it was the only thing he wanted to watch (typical toddler behavior BTW). As a result I ended up watching it many, many times too. One day I realized that despite having watched it dozens of time I never got tired of it - there’s so much good stuff in it. I still really love it.
Cars 2 was appallingly bad. I’m not sure if I ever even saw Cars 3.
The fact that Tim Allen isn’t voicing it seems like a terrible mistake…
I disagree. I think a cash grab is more when they really didn’t make an effort and/or a sequel wasn’t wanted. The movie wasn’t nearly as good as the original, but I think they certainly put in the effort.
What’s the information that came to light?
I think the idea is that Buzz Lightyear was a real person and the Buzz from TS was just a toy and Tim Allen was the voice actor used for the toy’s production.
Plus, Chris is hot as shit right now and I imagine they want to build the potential for sequels and maybe a Disney+ series with a younger actor.
Why not always?
I’m more than happy to see that character handed off to a less problematic actor.
You should. I had no expectations watching that but i was completely taken by surprise in a good way.