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There’s a snake in my boot!

& Buzz" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-full wp-image-1494 alignleft" title="Woody & Buzz" src="" alt="" width="364" height="433" srcset=" 520w, 252w" sizes="(max-width: 364px) 100vw, 364px" />In 1995 Pixar released one of the most important films of the past few decades, Toy Story. This film was historical if only because it was the first feature film completely computer generated. That alone is enough to put this film in high regard, but it’s not enough for me. What made Toy Story so good in my mind was the quality of the storytelling.

Toy Story was about two toys, Woody, a cowboy sheriff, and Buzz Lightyear, an intergalactic superhero. Woody, as the leader of the group of toys sees his comfy life as the favourite toy challenged when Buzz Lightyear shows up at Christmas. After much adventure, they become the best of friends.

Toy Story 3, begins with a recollection of the life they once had, the fun adventures of a toy who’s played with, but then flashes ahead to present day when Andy’s grown up. Andy’s about to head to University, as his mother asks him what he’s doing with his old toys.

Much like the other two Toy Story films, the movie revolves around a simple, but effective concept, get back to Andy. While this concept is extremely simple, the three films are so unique to one another, and so well constructed, that it barely matters. The audience is in for a great adventure, because the characters are so good. Woody and Buzz are such very strong leads that there are so many possible stories for these two characters.

The film is supported by the best of the characters from previous Toy Story films, Hamm, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head, Slink, the Pizza Planet Aliens, T-Rex, and unfortunately Jessie and Bullseye.

The film is great. It’s fun, hilarious, heartwarming, sad, and many other emotions. The film puts a great highlight on how great Pixar films are and always have been. I don’t want to give much away, but like most recently Pixar films, there’s moments of tears, and moments of pure glee. They’ve become quite adept at luring the audience in to love their characters.

Amongst the discussion from the night was listing Pixar films from worst to best, here’s my go:

10) Cars
9) A Bug’s Life
8) Ratatouille
7) Toy Story 2
6) Finding Nemo
5) Monsters, Inc.
4) Toy Story
3) The Incredibles
2) Wall-e
1) Up

I think I would put Toy Story 3 between Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo.

2 thoughts on “There’s a snake in my boot!”

  1. It sucks that Ratatouille is so low down on that list, but I can’t help but agree (though I might shuffle the Toy Stories a little bit). There should be like four imaginary movies between Ratatouille and A Bug’s Life, since there’s a huge quantum leap between the two of them. Dammit, Pixar, make more filler!

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