Toy Story 3: Through the eyes of its target audience

In preparation for the new Toy Story movie (“Is it out today, mummy?” “No not today. Soon”. “Is it today mummy?” “No.” “Today?” “It MUST be today mummy!” – this has been my life for the past few months) we watched the first two movies in the series.

On BluRay. Sent to us by the fabulous people at Think Parents.
My children were in movie heaven.
Curtains closed. Lights off. Popcorn. Play.
Seriously two of the best movies ever made. And I’ve see a LOT of movies. I may have high fived my hubby when I the BluRay editions of numbers 1 and 2 dropped through our letterbox.
(Monsters Inc and The Incredibles would be up there too, but that’s a whole other blog post).
So, then on to watch Toy Story 3. In big glorious 3D.
But is it any good you’re screaming at your computer screen? Has Pixar sold out/fizzled out/won out?
Is it for serious fans only? Will the devoted by appeased?

I asked my 7 year old what he thought of the film on the way home in the car.
“Let’s list the best bits” was his response.
Yeah, list them, for there were many.

I love Toy Story. My children have grown up with it. It’s like a family heirloom we passed down when they were old enough to ‘meet’ Woody and co for the first time.
It’s one of those movies you watch over and over. You tell your friends about; family about (we took grandma to the movie and this was the first Toy Story she’d ever seen).
She said: “That was amazing, just amazing. It’s really not just a kids film is it?”
Toy Story 3, like the other two before it, is a film with a big heart. A film with characters we feel we know; we feel we ‘own’ in some way.
Personally I think Pixar have done a brilliant job of rounding off the trilogy and I will be first in line when it comes out on DVD. Or Blu Ray.
Oh and for the record; Single Parent Dad you got it totally wrong IMHO!

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