Toy Story 3 is an awesome kid’s movie. I took my three children to the movie yesterday and we were not disappointed. A forty-five-year-old man, a fourteen-year-old teenage girl, a six-year-old boy, and a four-year-old girl all came out of the movie theatre happy.
We went to the late Monday morning showing of Toy Story 3. The tickets were free because we bought twenty-six boxes of Kellogg’s cereal. Kellogg’s cereal has a special code on their boxes that allows you to go to Toy Story 3 free. That is if you consider buying twenty-six boxes of cereal free. Lucky for us, the supermarket had all the cereal discounted. We paid a total of $9.25 for four movie tickets, and $19.25 worth of food. I bought candy for my children and popcorn for me. This made us all happy.
We barely made it into the theatre to watch Toy Story 3. Lucky for us, they had a dozen trailers before the Toy Story 3 movie actually started. This gave us time to settle in. This gave my teenage daughter time to finish her all-important texts to all her friends. The trailers were good. My children saw a bunch of movie previews that interested them.
The movie started out like the last Toy Story movies ended. Andy is a little boy and he enjoys playing with all of his toys. He especially likes his toy cowboy Woody. My children were glued to the movie screen as soon as the movie began. Suddenly, things change. Andy is seventeen years old. He is preparing to go to college. His toys are left in his room. The story cuts to the toys talking about how they miss Andy. Woody finally realizes Andy does not have time for his toys anymore. Buzz Lightyear, Mr. and Mrs. Potato head, Jessie, slinky dog, and the dinosaur are sad toys. They realize Andy is through playing with them.
The toys decide to donate themselves to a daycare called Sunnyside. Sunnyside is a daycare run by a large teddy bear toy called Lots-O-Huggin-Bear. On the surface Lots-O-Huggin-Bear seems like a nice fellow. He is not. He puts all the toys into the room with the young children. Woody is the only one of the toys who decided to leave Sunnyside and go to college with Andy. The other toys are abused by the children and abused by Lotso and his henchmen. Lotso was lost by a little girl (a long time ago) and he never got over the pain.
Woody never makes it home. He is found by a little girl named Bonnie. Bonnie reminds Woody of Andy when Andy is younger. Bonnie is the child of the woman who runs Sunnyside. Woody meets toys that have been at Sunnyside and escaped because of Bonnie. Andy learns his friends are in trouble. Back at Sunnyside, Lotso takes control of Buzz Lightyear. He reprograms Buzz to follow him. Buzz Lightyear imprisons his own toy friends. The toys are afraid they will be stuck in Sunnyside forever.
Woody comes to the rescue. He breaks back into Sunnyside and plans the escape. They are found out by the bad big baby doll. The toys are cornered by Lotso and the big baby doll. They are going to be thrown into the dumpster. The toys reveal to big baby how her past owner really loved her. Lotso had been hiding this from big baby doll.
The toys wind up at the dump. They are all going to be burned to death. Lotso makes as if he is going to save the toys, but he runs away instead. Three little alien toys save the toys. Lotso is finally put on the front of a truck as a trophy. He gets pay back. The toys finally make it back to Andy. He donates the toys to Bonnie. They play with the toys together. Andy is in a happy/sad mood when he leaves his toys with Bonnie. It is hard for him to let go of Woody. Bonnie is the perfect place for the toys to wind up. She loves the toys and plays with them how a child should play with toys. The toys are happy to be living with Bonnie.
My children stared at the movie screen for two hours. They laughed over and over again. I laughed too. My teenage daughter spent a full two hours without her cell phone and did not miss it. Toy Story 3 was an awesome kid’s movie. The movie taught children about life in a funny way. The movie taught children how to play with toys. The movie taught children how to give to other children who are less fortunate. The movie taught children there is going to be a time when they will have to grow up. I would recommend Toy Story 3 to all age groups. Your children are going to love this movie.