Oh what a movie. Of course I loved Toy Story 1 and 2, when I was a child-type person although I did find that horrible doll head on spider legs terrifying. So of course I rushed out to the cinema with a crew of fellow paediatric nurses to suss out the wonder that was Toy Story 3. In 3D no less!!
And oh how my heart broke!! It was inevitable that this final instalment would be a tear jerker as Andy was heading off to college, away from Woody, Buzz and the crew. However poor Woody, Buzz, Mr Potato Head and Rex haven't been played with for years, resorting to tricks to try to get noticed. In the clean up all of Andy's toys accidentally get donated to the local childcare which is ruled by a cuddly yet tyrannical bear and a predictably vain and fashion conscious Ken doll. Can they escape and get back to Andy before it's too late?
I really really loved this movie. Even writing about it now makes me feel misty eyed!! As with so many children's movies, this film had so many levels, making it hilarious for children and hilarious for adults and fun and beautiful all round.
One of the most delightful thing about seeing a children's movie however, is the children in the audience. There is nothing more innocent or awe-inspiring than a child's laugh, and the complete lack of inhibition the possess when watching. Usually I am the only one gasping out loud in the scary bits!!
I give this movie a whole 5 stars, I laughed and cried with all my heart.