Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3

If you were asked to think of a name you associated with reliability in Hollywood, one of the first among the few names that comes to your mind should be Pixar. With Toy Story 3, they have added what may be their best film in an already impressive series by again using computer animation to tell a comedic, dramatic, and action story. Just this time on a bigger scale. As for the plot, Andy has grown up and is on his way to college. Having little use but much affection for his toys, he decides to take Woody with him and pack the rest of the gang away in the attic. Through a few mishaps, the toys end up as the latest donations to a daycare, which seems like a utopia to the toys where they believe they will be played with until the end of their days. However there is a sinister side to their new residence, and decisions and choices must be made as to where the toys want to end up. Despite the utter uselessness of the 3D (save your money and see it in 2D), Toy Story 3 is wonderful film that contains all the elements we seek out when going to the movies.

Day and Night
This is the short animated film that precedes the feature. It shows a cartoon version of daytime meeting with his counterpart nighttime and explores the differences between the two. It is classically animated (I think) and is actually pretty inventive and a nice intro for the great feature.