Director: Lee Unkrich
Voice cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton
It’s been 11 years since the first sequel was released and initially I thought another sequel would be a bad idea and would probably just prove that the magic is gone. Well, I thought wrong.
The plot is very simple but it’s a very clever one because It could relate to almost everyone especially to the ones that have grown up since watching the first installment. The story continues with the toys’ owner, Andy all grown-up and ready to leave for college while Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the others (that are left) got themselves donated to a day-care centre.
The whole movie is absolutely brilliant. It’s so hilarious, I don’t even recall the last time I laughed so much in a cinema. It ain’t all just comedy and adventure, the emotional ending got my eyes a little teary as well. Words cannot describe just how much I enjoyed it. I’m not sure if everyone who’s seen this appreciated it as much I did, but they should, seriously. It’s a fantastic sequel.
I was glad that most of the original voice actors (the original voice actor for Slinky Dog, Jim Varney, passed away from lung cancer in the year 2000) reprised their roles. However, some of toys from the first two installments like RC, Wheezy and Etch, aren’t featured in this installment.
Verdict: Better than the first sequel and perhaps the best film of year thus far.
Toy Story 4? No way. I think they’ve ended it flawlessly with this installment completing a circle. As much as I want to see more of them, I don’t see how another sequel would work out.
Rating: 5 / 5
Date for the show: Henry Lee