TL;DR – A fitting end to a series that I have loved
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is a mid-credit scene
I am not sure if I have ever walked into a cinema with as much trepidation as I
did when seeing Toy Story 4. I have
mentioned in the past how much I adored the conclusion to the trilogy in Toy Story 3, indeed it is one of my favourite
animated films of all time. Given they had wrapped everything up so neatly
in 3 I was wondering what was going to be the point? Was this just a cheap cash
grab, was this going to be a victory lap or was this just an epilogue? Well, it
ended up being a combination of the last two and thankfully not the first.
So to set the scene, it has been a little while since Toy Story 3 and Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of
the gang are getting settled in their new home with Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw).
It has been a difficult transition for Woody because he is no longer the leader
of the group of toys anymore. Well, Woody needs to be helping so he sneaks into
Bonnie’s first day of school and to comfort her he sneaks her some crafting
supplies. All good, Bonnie is happy and Woody was not caught, so no problems.
Okay, so there is one small hitch because Bonnie created a new friend Forky (Tony
Hale) and he just came alive and he is about to go AWOL during their family
TL;DR – A solid family film,with some great moments, but I am not sure it will have the same impact as the first film.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is a mid and post-credit scene
Creating films about the internet is something we are seeing more of as filmmakers try to incorporate this major part of our lives into the cinematic landscape. However, because the Internet is something that is both instantly familiar but also completely abstract, it actually is a difficult task to pull off as long as you don’t mind adding a crane shot into a cable. In the last year or so we have had the bad with The Emoji Film, and the amazing with Searching (see review), and today we have another entry into the genre with Ralph Breaks the Internet, which while not amazing, is still a fun ride.