Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3I’ve loved all the Toy Stories, but Toy Story 3 is far and away the best. It also happens to be one of the most enjoyable films I’ve seen all year. So, without any further ado:

The Story

Andy’s no longer a little boy. He hasn’t played with his toys in years and, while they’re disappointed by this, they’re still insistent that what’s most important is that they are there for him.

Then they overhear him talking to his mom and find out that he’s going to college and they are either going to the attic, the trash, or the daycare center. To cut a long story short, they end up at the daycare.

At first it seems like a nice place, but thing’s change quickly. The daycare center is ruled by an evil bear called Lots-o and new toys are forced to stay in the Caterpillar Room, which is inhabited by the young and rough toddlers. The toys decide this is no place for them and declare “We’re bust’n ‘outa here!”

The Good

I always enjoy it when I come across a film with so much good in it that it’s painful to write this section of my review. Where should I start and what should I cover?
This film is packed full of good messages and themes. Themes of friendship, loyalty, duty, and much more. The toys are all extremely devoted to each other, agreeing that next to being there for Andy the most important thing in life is staying together. Throughout the film the toys will put themselves in harms way to save one another, and friendship is constantly portrayed as a very good thing.

The Bad

The thing I disliked the most about the film is the weak relationship that Barbie and Ken develop. While it is important to the film’s plot, it is not a good example of true love and could have been handled better. Also, while I don’t consider this bad, I do want to mention that throughout the film there are several tense and suspenseful moments which may be too much for some young children. There are also a few uses of slang language may be offensive to some audiences, but on the whole this is a very clean film.


While Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2 were both enjoyable, Toy Story 3 is the best of the bunch. I’d have to say I agree with Dove “This film was worth the wait!”

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