Sound Off: Pixar's Toy Story 3 - So What Did You Think of It?
by Alex Billington
June 18, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The year was 1995, no one had never seen a full-length CGI animated movie before, but that was about to change. Now, some 15 years later, Pixar returns with Toy Story 3, another sequel in their most popular franchise following Toy Story 2 in 1999. Is it as incredible as every other Pixar movie to date? Is it a wonderful conclusion to the series or just another pointless sequel? How was the story and how are all of the new characters (all 300 of them)? And most importantly, did you cry at the end? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Pixar's Toy Story 3!
To roast some delicious marshmallows on the fire this time, I thought Toy Story 3 was another wonderful Pixar adventure full of heart and great animation, great characters, and so much more. However, I don't think I really loved it as much as I have the last few Pixar movies (Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up), but that's kind of like comparing three of the exact same hundred dollar bills to determine which one I like more. Without getting into big spoilers, Lotso's character was quite a huge twist, and I hated Ken after finding out he was just an asshole (so why is he a main character?), but it's still a great movie. Another superb Pixar success!
So what did you think of Toy Story 3? One of Pixar's best movies or just a mediocre sequel?
Reader Feedback - 55 Comments
I LOVED THIS MOVIE! It was great from start to finish and the ending was perfect. I never thought that a movie I watched 15 years ago would grow into a trilogy I have loved so much.
Bo on Jun 18, 2010
Movie sucked from start to the credits..... Nah have not watched it yet... Will tonight though. Pixar can do no wrong 🙂
SHANEDAV on Jun 18, 2010
Amazing, one of the greatest kids movies that fit perfectly with the other two. A must see for kids and grown ups!!!! What a high to end on!!!! Couldn't have done better with the way they wrapped it up!!!!!
Jordan on Jun 18, 2010
Absolutely LOVED it! I was in for the 12:01am showing & enjoyed every minute of it. It had everything..laughs (lots of them) & tears (quite a few of those too). The ending was so sweet & perfectly ended the trilogy...but left just enough of the door open that they could easily make another if they wanted to. For the record, I hope they don't. Everyone says Pixar can "do no wrong", but a 4th installment might be pushing it. Five stars for sure!
Joey on Jun 18, 2010
Wonderful. That is all I could say. It has now reached number one on my favorite movie list, right on top of Toy Story, and Toy Story 2. This was a must-see movie, and I will cherish the movie forever. I have grown up watching toy story, even though I am only 11. My brother (Same age as the current Andy) went to McDonalds when he was about 5, and got a Woody Doll. When I was 2 years old, I found the Woody doll, and as crazy I am about horses already, fell in love with it. I demanded to see all movies, and today I saw it with 4 girlfriends for the last day of school. All of us cried. *MAJOR SPOILER* I was kicking the chair in front of me and crying my eyeballs out when I thought it was the end of dear Woody and friends when they inched closer to the large "lava pit" as everyone put it. I also cried at the start of the film when it hit me; this is the last time I will see Woody and friends make a new movie. I cried when Andy was playing with Bonnie, and I laughed when they did a remake of the first Toy Story intro. It was a wonderful movie. Well done Pixar!
Claire on Jun 18, 2010
I thought it was alright. Granted I never was a big fan of the Toy Story franchise to begin with.
SkaOreo on Jun 18, 2010
Simply awesome. I have to say this was not only the best Toy Story, but, also the best children's movie ever. Heck, I might even say the best emotional ride ANY movie has ever taken me on! It wouldn't bother me if they make a fourth, as long as the stories keep getting better than the last. That being said, with all of the emotions explored in this film, is there anywhere else they could take them?
Doug on Jun 18, 2010
My family and I loved it. The climax at the end was a little intense for my 2 & 5 year olds but the ending was truly classic. Way to go again Pixar!
Chris on Jun 18, 2010
Incredible! It was the perfect movie, great way to end the franchise. It was pretty funny seeing my daughter with the 3d glasses on. She kept trying to run away into our arms because she thought everything was coming at her from the screen lol. My family and i enjoyed it thoroughly!
big r on Jun 18, 2010
I just saw it and I must say it surpassed my expectations. The first half was actually hilarious. The second half was deep and emotional and brace yourself for tears of joy at the end of this thing. This movie is for every kid that played with toys instead of video games. I don't think this matches up with walle or up but it was great. I'd say better than TS2 but not as good as the original. If the first half of this movie were as good as the second this would be the best Pixar movie to date.
Moon on Jun 18, 2010
My brother told me this was a must see, and that it avoids the usual trap of pixar by saving the best bits for the end insteading of blowing it's load in the first act. Can't wait to see it, will probably wait til Sunday.
Linkfx on Jun 18, 2010
Toy Story 3, combined with its predecessors, is one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time. On its own, it is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen.
josh on Jun 18, 2010
THE MOVIE EVENT OF THE SUMMER! All other movies will bow down to this. High calibur, high craftsmanship. Pixar has the Midas Touch! It's golden! No other film will match this in popularity, box-office receipts, attendance, and will most likely be the highest rated film of 2010. You must see this movie!. Although INCEPTION is what Im really waiting for, nothing will match this movie in scope. For the love of god, everyone must see this movie. The best $11.50 - $20.00, FREE? (whatever you pay these days for a movie). Must been seen in full blown 3-D! Very rare that a 3rd installment is as good as all the films. Thank you PIXAR!
Michael Transformababy on Jun 18, 2010
Well obviously this movie was FANTASTIC. I'm the same age as Andy is in the movies so Toy Story was literally my childhood. Saw all 3 films in the theater and loved each one. Toy Story 3 was the best no doubt. Waiting 11 years for this movie made it really emotional, i cried at the beginning and at the end, but they were tears of joy. It was the perfect start, perfect finish, perfect everything. And it was not predictable at all which made it great, go see it before too many people start talking about it and ruin any part of the movie.
Brett on Jun 18, 2010
IT was GREAT! My second favorite Toy Story film (after Toy Story) and my secon favorite Pixar film. The audience I was a part of really enjoyed it.
Chip on Jun 18, 2010
Did I cry at the end? I had to keep myself from sobbing at the end. The movie (on the whole) was a brilliant combination of stunning animation, fantastic action, and sidesplitting comedy. For most of the movie, the emotional part kind of takes a backseat. But then the last five minutes happened. And it's like the opening of Up all over again, except it was an even bigger tearjerker. Honestly, the ending to Toy Story 3 is one of the greatest endings I've ever seen in a movie. Pixar has topped themselves again, and I didn't think that that was possible after Up.
Brady on Jun 18, 2010
Incredible. Absolutely incredible. Nothing was overlooked for this movie. Even little things like the blue van from the first movie is Andy's car now. And Sid being a garbage man. It all made sense and it all belonged in the world of Toy Story. Toward the end I actually found myself crying believe it or not. The first Toy Story was such an enormous part of my childhood and I've grown up along with the characters around the toys and got choked up big time. It wasn't just a kids movie, it was for the kid inside the grownups who've been fans of Toy Story from the start. Thank you Pixar for this amazing goodbye letter.
Garrett on Jun 19, 2010
I loved it, but I was really disappointed with the "Day and Night" short at the beginning. I have been a fan of all of the intro shorts, but this one was just not up to par. If I read the credits right, it was the graduation piece of PU2009. Hopefully, they will get better.
Mike McRorey on Jun 19, 2010
I loved the movie....the adult overtones were more apparent in this one as opposed to the original and the sequel. I did feel however that the 3D didn't add or take away from the film. The pixar short day & night was really good. The need for 3d during that segment was totally warranted. I need to see the movie again to rightfully asses it and see where it would rank on my all time pixar list.
JNYCE on Jun 19, 2010
Not even halfway through the film I started tearing up. The movie was incredible just as funny and classic as the others and it felt like a perfect ending to the Toy Story story. It was the most bittersweet movie experience I have ever been a part of. I know the kids in the audience will absolutely love the film but they will never experience it the way my generation and our parents did. Toy Story was such a huge part of our childhoods that the third movie came out at a time that we could truly relate to and understand its story. I’m so happy that I got to grow up with Woody and Buzz and the gang and as we realized that legend was coming to an end we cried and didn’t stop until we were standing in line to get ice cream after the movie. (Some tears returned in the car as well.) Thank you, Lee Unkrich and Pixar for giving us one of the most influential animated series of movies of our time. Go see Toy Story 3. You will regret it if you don’t.
Paige on Jun 19, 2010
it was just as good as the other two so dont believe the critics when they say it was not.
sickdoghats on Jun 19, 2010
Lincoln on Jun 19, 2010
It was an amazing finish to the story of the toys. I loved it!
????? on Jun 19, 2010
Great Finish to an amazing series. I saw the first one when it came out when I was 3 and now that I saw this, Im very happy to say that pixar made a movie that lived up to my childhood.
PJ H on Jun 19, 2010
It took everything in me to keep from crying at the end. Truly a great and moving movie. Pixar never ceases to amaze me at the quality they produce.
cryof1voice on Jun 19, 2010
I enjoyed it. Not as funny as the first or as emotional as the second, until the end of course. Id like to see Pixar get out of sequel mode though.
Al on Jun 19, 2010
i dont think this is the last one just cause andy is gone i mean its not like anyone died. me and my brother are looking forward to the next one and we are in are 20's
sickdoghats on Jun 19, 2010
Loved it with a passion!!! I'm a male in the millitary and cried durring the movie!!! Must See for all ages!!!
Peter Geib on Jun 19, 2010
It was fantastic! I have to say though, the scene at the landfill was almost too much for me! I KNEW everything was gonna end up ok there, but I was seriously about to jump out of my seat & burst into tears when the Pizza Planet toys saved the day!
Terry on Jun 19, 2010
Great way to end the story (no pun intended). I was about 7 when the first toy story came out and I've seen all of them in theatres ever since. However, I wasn't quite a hardcore fan and just thought they were good movies. I was never into Toy Story but the third one exceeded my expectations. It's probably my favorite of the three and the TOTORO cameos just made it THAT much better.
adgfsfgd on Jun 19, 2010
By the standards of most movies, Toy Story 3 is pretty good. But by the standards I hold Pixar to, it's just okay. Toy Story 3 lacks the captivating story telling that Pixar is so great with. It's funny, but the story line is uninteresting. Pixar movies always take us places on a big scale, whether in space or the ocean, but Toy Story 3 pretty much all takes place within a small day care building. It lacks pixar's usual sense of adventure. I walked out mildly disappointed. I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10 and call it my least favorite pixar film.
FancyMonocle on Jun 19, 2010
@ 31 both 1 and 2 concentrated on small locations vs grand and scale. In part one the movie was based in the house of Andy and Sid's house next door. The scale of the houses made the world seem huge because of the perspective of the toys. Part two had the same elements but added the downtown business of the collector ( his name escapes me , but he was voiced by Wayne Knight) his house and the airport. In the end the perspective was huge because it was from the toys POV. Finally in part three Pixar did the same thing used in part 1 and 2. Small centralized world made big by perspective. The toys POV gave us the wonder and grand scale, with only needing to be in a room, outside or even in a toy chest. 1, 2, 3 all have the same general concept hence why it is a great trilogy, on par with other great trilogies in the modern era of film.
JNYCE on Jun 19, 2010
AWESOME movie! Just saw it today. PIXAR is still batting 1000. (NOTE: 3D is a joke, don't fall for it. 2D is still the way to go…much brighter and less expensive and no dizziness.)
ModernRock on Jun 20, 2010
I am one of those kids who grew up with Toy Story, the movie started with a bang but gradually degraded into some wimpy story meant to attract younger audience. It's very effective to garner the interest of innocent minds but to most of us - we have already seen and laughed at those jokes. The movie was just plain, boring and repetitive.
TheJae on Jun 20, 2010
I LOVED THE MOVIE i just saw it last night the ending was a bittersweet, but i think that was the best way to end it other than Andy keeping his toys for his kids but i think everyone was expecting that, so i think they changed it but still made it a happy/sad moment in the end, i tried not to cry because i didn't want the series to end like that-but then i realized it had to end somehow and i was also in the car with my cousins, but i can say i was happy with the ending cause it was kind of sad, so if it doesn't take much for you to cry in movies, you might cry in the end
fefe on Jun 20, 2010
Loved it, fitting and touching end to a great trilogy.
tester on Jun 20, 2010
im a 21 year old boy who watched toy story as i was younger and toy story 3 was the best it was so sad just a brilliant movie. it was very funny and the second half of the film very sad the bit that made it the sadest for me was andy introducing his toys and playing with them for the very last time and the song during it was beutiful
Jason on Jun 20, 2010
Absolutely loved it, man tears were flowing by the end of this film. Congrats on yet another outstanding film Pixar!
Marc Vibbert on Jun 20, 2010
it was beautiful 😀
DaftPUNKFAN on Jun 21, 2010
What a great movie! My daughter, wife, and I were introduced to Toy Story when it was released in 1995. Our daughter was 8 going on 9. She loved it. My wife and I loved it. Toy Story 2, released in 1999 when our daughter was 12, was a must see for us. Such wonderful story telling. Both were GREAT movies. Toy Story 3 is a totally different story...it is a masterpiece. Children of all ages, 1 to 100+, will love it when they see it. The story did not end with what one would expect....it was bitter sweet, realistic, and just plain brilliant. Many fans of Toy Story cried in the end....no more Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and friends. But wait, there will be a Toy Story short film at the begginning of next years Cars 2. Toy Story 3 reintroduced Woody, Andy and their pals to those who grew up watching the Toy Story movies and to those of us to took our children to see them and fell in love the movies and characters as well. Toy Story 3 did something else...it introduced Woody, Buzz, and their wonderful friends to a whole new generation of children...Toy Story merchandise is being sold in record numbers. Millions of children will enjoy owning and playing with their very own Woody and Buzz. Heck, I am almost 50 and may go out and buy the toys as a new collection to pass onto my grandchildren some day. One can only hope that the success of Toy Story 3 will inspire Disney and Pixar to make Toy Story 4...not a sequel but a totally new story just as Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 were. The Toy Story movies will without doubt go down in history as classic family movies that will be watched over and over again for many generations to come. Thanks for the fun, the laughs, the tears, and the wonderful memories Pixar. And....make a big kid and a bunch of little kids happy and bring Woody and his friends back for another movie in the not too distant future.
Steve N on Jun 21, 2010
I thought it was an incredible movie. Very funny (Ken and the Spanish Buzz were two highlights) and beautiful looking in glorious 3D. But the ending just tore me apart. I'd say 3/4 of the audience in the theatre were in their early 20's or late teens like me. The part when Andy left his toys behind definitely hit our age group the hardest. I was 4 when the first movie came out, 8 when the second one came out. Woody and Buzz were a huge part of my childhood, and I grew up with them. Now, as a 19 year old this just reminded me that my childhood is really over.. Like, for good. I don't know if pixar planned this out to touch the hearts of my age group, but they certainly did. Sorry to ramble, but this movie really affected me in a way I never thought a animated movie would. It the first time I've cried at a movie...
Lauren on Jun 22, 2010
This is truly how you end a trilogy... I think its better than Toy Story and Toy Story 3. It really is amazing. I already saw it twice in theaters and I almost cried both times. It just has so much heart. Its also the funniest of the three! 5 stars 10/10 I LOVED Toy Story 3 and it deserves all its success. One of Pixar's Best.
Fac on Jun 23, 2010
I am going to have to say this was a milestone in cinematic history, if you wwatch all of the movies in order they flow so well, and the ending of Toy Story 3 was one of the greatest endings to any movie, even though it was sad. I will go ahead and say best Trilogy ever. *SPOILER* I almost want a new movie to either A. show the toys happy with Bonnie, or B. show Andy's kids have the toys. Just overall, the way Pixar planned out the trilogy so that If you watched it when you were Andy's age you would be watching it now, 11 years later when Andy's going to college, and we no longer play with our toys either, kudos to Pixar for absolutly nailing this trilogy over such a long time span. *Spoiler* Such a sad ending though, "See Ya Partner"
Joe on Jun 30, 2010
Anyone notice that Lotso is essentially the same character as the prospector in Toy Story 2?
FancyMonocle on Jul 4, 2010
I loved it! The ending had me balling my eyes out, and I'm 38! SPOILER!!! When Andy's watching Bonnie play with the toys and he says 'thanks guys,' I thought I was gonna burst! Ken is hilarious, and hispanic Buzz; absolute 10/10 pixar.
melissa moore on Jul 6, 2010
I Thought It Was Great Funny,A Bit Twisted Like The Baby On The Swing Nd Lotso :L Nd Sad Aswell I Nearly Cried Wen I watched It Nd It Made Me Realise Why Did I Send My Woody,Buzz Nd My Toys To The Dump 🙁 Wish I Coud Have Dem Back It Also Made Mr Realise My CHILDHOOD Is Over Now I Have To Handle My Responsibilities Instead Of Playing With Toys 🙁 So sadd At The End With All The Toys Looking At The Carr Drivin Away Nd Woody Says See Ye Parnter Nd At De Start Wen I Saw How Many Toys Were Left 🙁 10/10 Excellent
KIid on Jul 22, 2010
SO SAD PRETTY DEEP FOR A KIDS MOVIE> BUT WHEN YOU GO TO COLLEGE YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR CHILDISH THINGS BEHIND> AND ITS SAD how mr lotso lyed to evrybody at sunnyside
rachael on Aug 1, 2010
its so hard to not cry.......................... you know. anyways, good movie 10/10 such a sad story. my favorite soundtracks were so long, we belong together, and you got a friend in me . you got a friend in me . you got a friend in me when the road is rough ahead and your miles and miles from your nice warm bed you just remember what your old pal said you got a fiend in me some kids just might be a little smarter than i am stronger and bigger too. but none of them will love youthe way i do . just me and you boy and as the years go by a friendship will never die you'll realize that its our destiny. you got a friend in me. PEACE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rachael on Aug 2, 2010
i remember when i saw the credits on youtube. sunnyside is sunny once again.loved it. when i saw big baby so happy i cryed
rachael on Aug 5, 2010
Well im happy that im still a child. but even though im a child its still a sad story. whats sad is im 10, and when i get older i cant play with toys any more.anyways i dont know why but my mom told me she thinks that big baby is creepy. this is the score for her saying that. 2/2.LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS. such a sad story. when i saw the movie at muvico when the movie ended i looked around i saw alot alot of babies, girls, boys, andteens crying like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rachael on Aug 10, 2010
just writing about toy story 3 is making me cry right now HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH.................
rachael on Aug 17, 2010
toy story 3 has alot of drama!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rachael on Aug 22, 2010
A FRIENDSHIP WILL NEVER DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so long partner you lyed to big baby and you been lying ever since id rather rot in this dumpster than join a family of yours
rachael on Aug 29, 2010
I must admit I loved Toy Story, and Toy Story 2, but following Toy Story 2 I had a hard time believing that they could possibly make a 3rd one. I actually just watched Toy Story 3 this afternoon, and what an emotional ride! I think it just ended the trilogy perfectly! I can't see how they could possibly do any better, but it was also kind of sad because I grew up with the Toy Story's, and the thought they they really are over now - it's hard. I loved Toy Story 3 though! I liked Gone with the Wind because of it's emotional turns, but I would actually say I liked Toy Story 3 even more because of that exactly! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick on Nov 17, 2010
i like to buy children toys that are educational too, in this way, your kids can learn by playing *.-
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