• May 29, 2024

Toy Story 3

A sequel to a classic film is often unflattering and often referred to as a “dog after dog” grab for money, so when Pixar decided to pick up the “toy line” it left behind a decade ago, it probably made a lot of people shudder. And when I watched this film, the heart of the rest, only full of moved and surprise.

It’s been more than a decade since the last film, so Pixar has let Andy grow up and go off to college before he decides what to do with the toys. In the first hour or so of the plot, there is one climax after another. In fact, the direction of the plot is still the shadow of the previous two films — the conflict between Woody and the toys is stimulated to be solved, and then the goal is reached with concerted efforts. At this point, you could argue that Pixar is repeating the same old formula. Yes, this part is good for kids, and the introduction of new characters keeps the film exciting and fun, but it’s not enough to make it a masterpiece.

But the last half hour brings the theme of the film to a higher level than the first two films. When the toys in the process of escape in the garbage dump encounter backhanded, fell into the huge furnace, weak but firm hand in hand, smiling at each other and waiting for the arrival of death, the furnace in the orange light is hitting the toys, warm and sad, like the light before the sunset. Although I knew that Pixar would not end up like this, I was still “accidentally” moved. After all, in all the years that the toy series has been with me, I can never remember a problem that Woody and Buzz couldn’t solve. But when all the efforts of the toys were in vain and the heroes ended up, the audience who grew up watching the series could not help but sigh: Andy grows up, toys get thrown away, everything changes, and the same goes for movies. Time not only brings the toys the fate of being left out in the cold, but also takes away too much of our childhood feelings. So far, the movie has unconsciously extended a trace of wistful nostalgia in a humorous tone.

After Pixar’s “Furnace Adventure”, the toys come back to Andy’s side, and the general story will probably stop there, and it will never lose its appreciation. But it’s Andy’s next choice that’s the best part of the movie.

Under the guidance of Woody the cowboy, Andy, who had planned to hide the toys in the attic, holds a big box of toys and decides to give them to Bonnie, a little girl who also loves toys. When Andy took out the toys and introduced them in turn, we could clearly feel Andy’s deep love for the toys, and the more obvious this love was, the more we were reluctant to give up. Andy and i let out a sigh at the same time, but it was probably for the best. Andy said, “They mean a lot to me, i hope you can treat them well” (something like that). There was a sigh and a little relief in her eyes. Andy took out the toys and played with Bonnie for a long time. There was a memorable scene: Andy held Woody on his neck and ran into the wind laughing. This scene also appeared in the previous generation, which echoed from beginning to end.

Toys play an irreplaceable role in our childhood. We inject our emotions into them, giving life and power to each of them. They were once the shaper of our imagination, enriching and decorating our childhood. Pixar uses our inner child as a starting point, and in the second half hour of the film, it hits right at what was once the most important thing in our lives. When I watched the film and thought I had caught something, something was gone forever, you know.


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