Toy Story 3

Friday, June 25th, 2010 Horrorthon Posts

***** (2010)


I’m not going to say much beyond insisting that all of you just go see this, and marvel at the unparalleled artistry of Pixar. I’ll just make a couple of quick points:

1) It’s the best 3D I’ve ever seen, bar none. They really know how to do it. My previous favorite was Beowulf, but even that seems gimmicky and projectile-heavy compared to TS3. The 3D especially shines in…

2) …the short, Day & Night, is not only mind-blowingly brilliant but makes the cleverest use of 3D I’ve ever seen anywhere.

3) All Pixar systems were completely re-done circa Up, so all the character models and sets had to be completely rebuilt from scratch, and they’re both noticeably superior and exactly the same as the last two times, if you can dig it. They’ve found a perfect visual balance between the 15-year-old pristine “birth of the CGI movie” Toy Story look of Andy’s room and the post-Wall-E astounding atmospherics and textures.

4) Another trilogy with no weak link, like The Lord of the Rings (and, of course, The Expando Machine) (kidding).

5) God, I love animation!