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1. THE CHARACTERS- Movies now adays are not able to reflect humanity. Even in danger, characters are still cracking jokes, laughing and are not concerned with the action at hand. The great irony of the Toy Story movies is the characters reflect us and the people we know through toys. We all have that loyal friend who reminds us of Woody. We all have the scardy cat friend who is afraid of his of shadow (Rex). These characters are US, they grew up with US. Take a character like Wall-e, he is a lonely hermit who as Cyrus said, had sex with a dead corpse, ruined a ship, and nearly killed hundreds of people. You never relate to that character.
2. The Story- The problem with most threequels is that by the third movie the characters have already made there ark, they have changed. They have done everything they can do they have no reason to be in another movie, thats why many third movies seem to be a hopeless money grab. What is so great about Toy Story 3 is that the characters face real danger, they have a major come down from where they were before. The finally make an ark;. They become the characters we want them to be.
3. The Ending- Some people have complained that the ending to Toy Story 3 is to sweet and not daek enough. Toy Story 3's ending was perfect. Like I said, we have grown with these characters and we want them to be together at the end, it would make no sense to send us on such a journey just to have it end on a sad note, the movie had enough emotion, and besides, name one pixar movie that ends sadly.
In conclusion, Toy Story 3 is, for all intents and purposes perfect. It was like what the Phantom Menace should have been, a nostalgic movie that brings out the kid in all of us and introduces a new generation to something very special, a childhood with Toy Story in it. A movie that understands human emotion. A movie made by people who really care about a product and don't want to sell out and create new characters just for merchandise *Cough* George Lucas *Cough*. It's really not that hard to make a great movie as long as you can understand human happiness and sadness and make it belivable to the audience. I cried harder at this movie than any other this year and I laughed harder than any movie this year, because this movie gets it, this series gets it and much like the toys in this movie, this story will be passed down from generation to generation, from film school to film school and it will stand the test of time and live forever in our hearts as part of our childhood for infinity and beyond!