Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3 in 3-D Review Yeah, I saw it today.

I can't remember the last time I saw a movie on the first day it opened, let alone, planned a couple weeks for it. Ok, here's the quick story, I bought Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray, thereby getting 2 free tickets to my local AMC (up to $8.50) for Toy Story 3. The price of the tickets were only $6.75 as I saw the matinée at 2:30pm EDT. However, the price of the 3-D glass are an additional $4 a person. So, my free tickets paid for the movie, and my AMC gift card given to me by my wonderful mother paid for the remaining $4. A free great 3-D movie. Who could say no, especially to Woody and Buzz-Lightyear!

So, considering the financial transaction of the movie tickets were essentially free, I was already feeling good about the movie experience.  I got in the theatre. Instead of unending ads and previews, we got something that almost always takes and audience by surprise, a quality short. The short, about "Night & Day" characters used a variety of interesting conventions and tickled my brain as I was pleasantly smoothed into the world of Pixar.

I think there is no denying that Toy Story, the beginning of the Pixar phenomenon, remains the best Toy Story in our heart even after seeing the 3rd edition, which greatly surpasses the underwhelming Toy Story 2.

The 3-D part of Toy Story 3 worked in perfectly. Unlike Avatar, where we watching a 3-D spectacular which some plot attempting to be attached, Toy Story 3 makes 3-D fun and part of the overall great movie experience. Instead of trying to base the movie on 3-D theatrics, Toy Story 3 is a heartfelt, hilarious, and overall wonderful time we all hoped it would be. We feel perhaps the strongest emotions in this third chapter as the characters are truly part of the last 15 years of our lives and remain among the most beloved animated movie characters of our generation.

I won't spoil the movie beyond saying it's a  good one. Be prepared to let the tears flow. My attorney advised me not to disclose whether I cried or not during the movie.

Thanks Pixar. That's 3 good ones in a row (Wall*e, Up, & Toy Story 3).

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