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TOY STORY

Directed by John Lasseter (1995, Pixar)
Featuring voices by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen

A boy's favorite toy has to deal with getting replaced by a new feature-ridden action figure.

 

 

4 stars

February 13th, 2016 on DVD for the 5th time

 
    From one kid to another, 7 years later. This time, the reaction was fear and sadness for the toys in Sid's room, the ones that were going to be tortured -such empathy! Still, all ended well, and he also enjoyed the movie. He liked the silly parts best, and who doesn't? In between the earnestness, the movie is fun and silly.  

 

4 stars

December 5th, 2008 on DVD for the 4th time

 
    There is something special about watching a movie like this with your kids. I know that most kids have seen movies like this and older by the time they are 2-3 years old, but I waited until mine was almost five. He understood most of what was going on, and laughed out loud at a couple of scenes (like when Buzz and Woody are arguing about whether or not Buzz can fly). Such a great movie!  

 

4 stars

September 6, 2005 on DVD for the 3rd time

 
    I am coming at this movie from a different point of view from my previous viewings -that of a parent. Although our son is still very young, we now own several of the toys in this movie, and it was amazing to watch them come to life.

From the very first scenes, which area classic kid's play area, Andy playing with Woody saving the bank from a robber, the movie delights. I think my favorite scene of the entire movie comes at the beginning, with the soldiers in a barrel scouting out the birthday party. I was laughing so hard, even this time.

Mr. Potato Head has always been my favorite character in this movie, though he isn't as good as he is in Toy Story 2. I love the way his face is constantly being rearranged.

Unfortunately, the movie starts to drag on when they arrive at Sid's house. Although they used the scenes to create a bond between Buzz and Woody, I found it very slow, even when the toys were going for revenge. It picked up a little bit towards the end, but it wasn't until Christmas that I started laughing again.

The movie looks so good, however, and is so funny throughout most of it, that it doesn't matter if it loses some momentum. I remember when I first saw it, how awestruck I was. I have been quoting lines from this movie since then. My favorite has always been "you're mocking me, aren't you?" At the time, I didn't think they could top this, but I was wrong. I liked the sequel even better!

 

 

4 stars

September 6, 2005 on DVD for the second time

 
    I am coming at this movie from a different point of view from my previous viewings -that of a parent. Although our son is still very young, we now own several of the toys in this movie, and it was amazing to watch them come to life.

From the very first scenes, which area classic kid's play area, Andy playing with Woody saving the bank from a robber, the movie delights. I think my favorite scene of the entire movie comes at the beginning, with the soldiers in a barrel scouting out the birthday party. I was laughing so hard, even this time.

Mr. Potato Head has always been my favorite character in this movie, though he isn't as good as he is in Toy Story 2. I love the way his face is constantly being rearranged.

Unfortunately, the movie starts to drag on when they arrive at Sid's house. Although they used the scenes to create a bond between Buzz and Woody, I found it very slow, even when the toys were going for revenge. It picked up a little bit towards the end, but it wasn't until Christmas that I started laughing again.

The movie looks so good, however, and is so funny throughout most of it, that it doesn't matter if it loses some momentum. I remember when I first saw it, how awestruck I was. I have been quoting lines from this movie since then. My favorite has always been "you're mocking me, aren't you?" At the time, I didn't think they could top this, but I was wrong. I liked the sequel even better!

 

 

4 stars

Sometime in 1996 on Video

 
    Very good, funny, and incredibly done.  Even better the second time around, on video.  
   

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