We may have a couple weeks before Toy Story 3, but the official reviews have already begun to arrive.
Toy Story 3 Reviewed
The response to Toy Story 3 isn't exactly fantastic, but it still seems to be something worth seeing in theaters. Add in the fact that the 3D is supposedly amazing and the sequel should still rock the box office.
Andy outgrows his anthropomorphic amigos Buzz and Woody in "Toy Story 3," the franchise's third (and final?) installment -- and as it turns out, 15 years after launching the computer-animated toon revolution, Pixar has outgrown them, too. Whereas "Toy Story 2" treated auds to a character-based sequel that handily justified its existence, this tertiary adventure delivers welcome yet nonessential fun, landing well after its creators have grown up and succeeded toying with more sophisticated stories. Nevertheless, the stereoscopic 3D release, which reportedly out-tested all of Pixar's previous efforts, should dominate summer playdates.
Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return.
After a decade-plus absence, the toys are back in town, and boy are they a sight for sore, 3D-beaten eyes.
"Toy Story 3" might not carry that eye-popping dazzle of 1995's milestone original that put Pixar on the map, but, in the absence of groundbreaking innovation, there's a greater depth that isn't solely attributable to those now-ubiquitous goofy glasses.
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