The Toy Story franchise is one of the greatest of all time. Spanning decades these movies have brought joy and many a tear to the eyes of children and adults. After Toy Story 4 it seemed that there was no reason for more of these movies…until Lightyear.
From the first moment I heard about this movie I knew it was going to be good and yet it still managed to surpass my expectations. The film is simple with a fast moving plot that takes you on quite the predictable adventure but the film was fun, funny, and heartwarming. When the credits started rolling I had the largest smile on my face.
Lightyear is the perfect summer flick for families to go see this month, specifically in IMAX. Pixar’s animation has gotten better and better and Lightyear is utterly stunning.
And while Tim Allen is the iconic voice of Buzz Lightyear Chris Evans did a great job bringing him to life. I’m very excited that he is now part of this lovable universe.
I’m giving Lightyear 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100. This movie made me very happy.
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Disney/Pixar never fails to deliver a great movie that leaves me weeping profusely. The same can be said about Luca; a relatively mediocre story that doesn’t feel as original as masterpieces like Soul or Up and yet its beautiful animation and profound sweetness was ultimately rather heartwarming.
Luca feels like the boy-version of The Little Mermaid as it tells the story of a headstrong “sea monster” kid who’s willing to defy his parents to see the human world. He meets best friend, Alberto, and together they go on a cute but grand adventure.
The film has a classic twist three-fourths of the way into the film that transforms the movie from fun and airy to a bit depressing and got me all teary. By the end, I couldn’t stop the thin rivers pouring from my eyes.
The recent animated movies under Disney and Pixar have been profound in their messaging and Luca subtly (but not so subtly) provides a beautiful message for the LGBTQ+ community about identity and pride of being oneself. Now I’m starting to understand why this movie was released in June. (I see you Disney.)
Ultimately I thought Luca was a gorgeously animated, truly touching film that I highly recommend if you have a Disney+ subscription.
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Disney/Pixar did it again! They made another great movie. Soul just may be the smartest Pixar movie since Inside Out as it deals with the afterlife, our personal journeys, and just what makes life worth living.
Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead viewers on a spectacular adventure with some of the best and most creative animated moments I’ve seen from a Pixar movie. The characters were hilarious, there were some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments, but as is always important with Pixar’s movies, it hits the heart as well.