Monday, June 21, 2010

The Toys have still got it

For Fathers Day today we caught Toy Story 3.

It was a heck of a show - the guys at Pixar have not lost their touch. We re-watched the Toy Story on blu ray  a couple of weeks ago to prepare ourselves. While the original was groundbreaking in its day, the years since have seen amazing strides in computer animation.

Yet despite the technical tour-de-force (see it in 3D if possible), Pixar continues to show the world its real strength is in writing and directing. It's laugh out loud funny. Yet without giving away thing critical, let me say the theater was filled with the sound of choked-back sobs by the end of the show.

Hell, I'm not ashamed to admit I was a weepy bastard.

We see a couple of sides of Buzz Lightyear we haven't seen before. And new character Ken (Barbie's boyfriend)  puts on some moves I would have never thought possible. And if (like me) you have college students you'll find it especially bittersweet.

So go see it - it's a great film. The 3D part is gravy on top of the excellent storytelling.

You'll laugh, you'll cry. You'll love it.

You'll understand "Death by monkey."

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