Toy Story 2
The toys are back!
During a garage sale Andy’s mother sells some of Andy’s old things including his favorite toy Woody to a collector. Buzz Lightyear and the other toys begin a reckless mission to save their friend. The sequel to the revolutionary computer animated feature film Toy Story.
There's a dialogue exchange between Buzz and Woody at the end of "Toy Story 2" that sums up why I love this movie and the series so much:
Buzz Lightyear: You still worried?
Woody: About Andy? Nah, it will be fun while it lasts.
Buzz Lightyear: I'm proud of you, cowboy.
Woody: Besides, when it all ends I'll have old Buzz Lightyear to keep me company - for infinity and beyond.
Throughout all of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, Woody was completely obsessed with Andy and Andy alone. All he wanted to do was be there for Andy, even at the expense of his true friends, the toys. But Woody's final line of dialogue in Toy Story 2 revealed…
ITV2 have been treating us to the Toy Story films on what seems like everyday for the past few weeks now. Today I thought, I'm literally finding it impossible to watch more repeats of How I Met Your Mother, let's have a bit of Toy Story 2. I tuned in towards the middle, began to watch it, was filled with that oh my god I love you woody feeling, and turned over to plus 1 to watch the whole thing.
I adore animated films, they always manage to hit a soft spot with me, I don't think I've ever seen an animated film I explicitly didn't like. I generally have equal amounts of love for the films of the big'uns…
The weakest in the trilogy, but still a near perfect film.
For me, Toy Story 2 is the pinnacle of the trilogy. The animation is markedly improved and the new characters are just as charming as the original bunch. This is also the first film I remember seeing in a cinema, so I’m sure sentimentality has an effect on my high regard for it.
The ‘outtakes’ during the credits are absolutely brilliant as well; only a studio as thoughtful as Pixar would do something so sweet.
(Part of an unintentional Toy Story marathon)
No Buzz, I am your father...
The second in the Toy Story blu-ray trilogy rewatches season. Toy Story 2 is one of those incredible sequels that takes the basis of Toy Story 1 and goes to another level. Like Spinal Tap, and Zurg's gun, it goes up to 11. I rated this at ****1/2 at first and second viewing but I'm upgrading it to five stars because it is so much fun. The references come thick and fast, unlike the sporadic references in Toy Story (although I love the Whack-An-Alien John Hurt game). Some of my favourites are the Jurassic Park dinosaur rearview mirror, the Airplane "white zone" at the airport and Zurg's whole Darth Vader bit. The great thing about Toy Story 2 is the…
I haven't seen Toy Story 2 since it was released so this kind of felt like a new experience, I barely knew anything about it. What I do know is that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
When you have a smash hit opening movie, one of the hardest things to do right is make a sequel that is just as great. Toy Story 2 is one of those rare great sequels and while for me it doesn't quite reach the heights of the first movie, I know it does for a lot of people and that should say it all about how good it is.
There a couple of things that I didn't like that I'll quickly mention, and the big…
I kept thinking I had seen it because why wouldn't I have? But I hadn't. And then I did. So good.
Here is a film that manages to leave several impressions at once. Its genius is that, while some of those impressions may only be gleaned on subsequent viewings, all of them feed into a single, masterful depiction of a world that Lasseter and company poured their hearts and souls into for a number of years. A more poignant look at old age, in my opinion, even than Pixar’s own Up, Toy Story 2 is undoubtedly the most cheerful film about bodily decay, obsolescence and abandonment I’ve ever seen. But make no mistake, this movie has something to say about those subjects.
Perfection from Pixar.
Where the first Toy Story succeeds as a creation story, bringing life to a collection of inanimate playthings, the second installment works to define their lives. And for these toys, just as it is for humanity, the single most defining characteristic of life is that it must someday come to an end.
Our first encounter with toy mortality comes after Woody succums to a ripped stitch and is relegated to a shelf. We meet Wheezy—an old penguin with a conked-out squeaker—and, like Woody, come to realize that a toy’s life is not everlasting. Eventually you’re put on a shelf; and someday—if your worldview is as morbid as the Prospector’s—you may end up in a landfill. If you’re lucky, you’ll be…
This is the one with all those barbies, right?
I totally fuckin' forgot what happens in this.