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Call me nostalgic, but I have to admit that I’ve loved following every moment of our favorite toys’ adventures over the years. I feel like they’re MY toys, in a way, as they’ve shared years of growth, learning, saying goodbyes and much more in the previous films. The 4th is no exception, answering some lingering questions while also filling in a gap we didn’t realize we had! If you loved the excitement from the previous movies, Toy Story 4 will give you laughs and feelings, to Infinity and Beyond! The humor alone makes it a total must-see, but all the emotions and tender spots are some delicious frosting on top! (no spoilers)
Reason #1 to see Toy Story 4:
You get to see many of our favorite toys from the previous films, along with several new friends that you can’t help but love. Their story isn’t finished, but they’ll need more help than just Bonnie’s toy gang to tackle their next adventure.
There’s more to the ‘villain’ than meets the eye. In the past, I feel that some of the ‘bad guys’ our toys face (such as Lotso, Sid or the Prospector) didn’t give their whole story – or how it really ends for them. In Toy Story 4, there’s more there than you realize, and I loved how it all tied off at the end in the most touching way!
We FINALLY learn what happened to Bo Peep and her sheep (Billy, Goat & Gruff), and as we fill in more of her past several years it gives a great message to all of us – especially kids, who are really the main purpose of our beloved toys.
Along with all those feels, it brings us back to times in our life when we were nervous or afraid, and having a friend – be it a real person or just a faithful toy – made all the difference.
Speaking of some great messages, even the ever-posing adventuristic toy Duke Caboom (voiced by Keanu Reeves) gives a little tidbit that could be a great reminder about toys ‘living’ up to expectations.
The imagination by two of our new friends – Bunny and Ducky – is out of this world, and made for so many hilarious, laugh-out-loud moments in the theater! Their ideas for solving problems are certainly not conventional, but leave us quite entertained.
There’s so much in Toy Story 4 that you will love – laughing ’till your sides hurt, holding back tears, and feeling pulled into yet another adventure with our toy crew. Things don’t always end perfectly, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the ending we all want and feel a sense of completion after all is said and done. From Andy, to Bonnie and on, our toys have a lot more ahead of them – so be sure to catch up with their newest fun!
Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is in theaters NOW – so hurry and nab some tickets, then share this childhood favorite with your own family to see why it exceeded expectations and leaves us feeling happy-sad, in the most incredible way!