When I won tickets to a special screening of Toy Story 3 (aff), I couldn't have been more excited. I have to admit that I was just as excited as the kids to see it. My kids love both Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2 (aff). Will's birthday party theme this year (which coincidentally was his 3rd birthday) was Toy Story 3 (aff). Needless to say, we are superfans.
I'll be honest — I didn't quite know what to expect. The basic story is that Andy is preparing to go off to college (which in real time Andy would be about that age). His loyal toys accidentally get sent to a daycare, and they need to escape and find their way back home (aff)! Along with the classic toys, you also get to see Ken and my favorite — a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants. I asked the kids who their favorite character was — Madison said everybody, Will said “the monkey” (you'll find out about him when you see the movie), and my hubby liked Buzz. The special Buzz (again, will make sense when you watch the movie. I'm trying not to give anything away and it's really, really, really hard not to!) Now Will is only 3 (just turned 3 on Monday), and he sat through this entire movie! When we left, both kids told me that this movie was “awesome”. My husband and I have to agree. We were worried that Toy Story 3 would not live up to our expectations. However, it did. I thought it had a great true to life story. Now, my most favorite characters have to Ken and Barbie. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time. The ending is a happy one that did make me tear up a bit. I think this is the end of the series. They really tied up all the loose ends, and I don't know how they will top this. (Note: We did see this in 3D, and I thought it was excellent in this format).
Toy Story 3 is a movie that is a must see for all age groups. It will not disappoint!