Toy Story 4, the fourth installment of the classic animated film has arrived in theaters and the series continues to please me.
After Andy (John Morris) left for college in the previous movie, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang are happy with their new owner Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw). However, when Bonnie starts kindergarten Woody decides to help her by tagging along.
Once in the classroom, Bonnie creates a new toy and named it “Forky” (Tony Hale) and it becomes her new favorite. However, when Forky wants to just go into the trash, Woody tries to keep Forky and Bonnie together.
This sequel had me laughing and feeling emotional. The first aspect that caught my attention was the return of Bo Peep (Annie Potts).
Having Woody’s “friend” brought back into the franchise had me feeling nostalgic. However, Bo was not the same porcelain damsel-in-distress that she was in the past. In this film she was fearless, strong and independent.
Woody’s journey also caught my eye. He tries to make Bonnie happy while also feeling attached to Andy. In addition, reuniting with Bo increased the drama on his path, which made Woody’s story compelling.
Seeing Woody and Bo together in this movie was another alluring quality. After being separated for years, they got back together and I got to witness their evolving relationship.
There were plenty of comedic moments throughout the movie, but the real comedian was Forky. While trying to be convinced that he is a toy, Forky kept refusing and trying to get inside a garbage pale. Watching that had me chuckling.
Buzz Lightyear also had me laughing with his running gag. Buzz kept listening to his inner thoughts (a.k.a. his catchphrases when he pushes his buttons). Every time that came on I giggled.
This movie is fit for both kids and adults. The kids will enjoy the characters and the adventures. Adults will like the nostalgia of the movie from back in their day.
All in all, Toy Story 4 is a heartfelt-comedy movie that you do not want to miss.
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