Saturday, March 03, 2012
1702 - Toy Story
Now - how did I feel about the film again? Well, first I forgot that Joss Whedon worked on the script. So that was fun. I also noticed some little easter egg things that I never noticed before. I'm going to say a lot of lovely things in a moment, but I couldn't help but notice a big flaw in the film this time around. Buzz Lightyear spends the majority of the film believing that he is not a toy, but a real space ranger. HOWEVER, when Andy comes into his room, he plays dead just like all the other toys. Why would he do that? Why would he play along with this boy instead of confronting him like he does all the other "creatures" in the room? This actually bothered me quite a bit and I might search around to see if Pixar's ever been called on that hole and what their response is…
But other than that it's a really great film. From a story perspective it's a really great example of escalating conflict. Things get worse and worse in this film and the planting and paying off is done with a shitload of skill. If you've missed this film for some reason, it really is a must see. I can even let the Buzz thing go 'cause the rest of the film is so damn great. So… it'll be interesting to see how soon he forces us to watch this again!