It’s the year of Disney sequels and live-action remakes, and Toy Story 4 is the next to bring nostalgia to the big screen.
We saw it this past week, excited about another Toy Story movie, but wondering what this one could possibly add to the already successful franchise started in 1995.
Did it add much?
I would say yes and no. Like the others, it was funny and entertaining, full of action, and had amazing animation. But I didn’t think it had the tender emotion that the first three had. It tried to, but it wasn’t comparable to the previous movies. Nonetheless, it’s still worth seeing.
In Toy Story 4, Bonnie is now the owner of all of Andy’s toys, which he outgrew and gave to her at the end of Toy Story 3. Bonnie is starting kindergarten, but can’t take a toy with her, so she creates one of her own at her orientation instead. This toy is “Forky,” made simply of discarded trash and bits of craft supplies like a plastic spork and pipe cleaner. But Forky believes he should be in the trash because that’s where he comes from, so Woody does all he can to stop him for Bonnie’s sake.[Read more…]