Monday, June 21, 2010

Toy Story 3

Linda, Josh, and I went to see Toy Story 3 tonight. The Pixar people are amazingly creative. In TS3 can be found:
  • great attention to detail
  • strong, consistent characters that we care about
  • the incredible voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen
  • actual wit and humor
  • and a story line that has messages of: 1) sacrificial rescue and redemption; 2) the terror of abandonment; 3) the need to be wanted; 4) issues of death and everlasting life; 5) and the idea that going forward in life always entails leaving beloved things behind. I had tears in my eyes at the movie's end, and wanted to go into my attic and rescue our old toys.
It's a great movie! There's even a baby that will, I think, give some kids nightmares.