Today being Father’s Day, the family took the three dads to dinner. Then… two of my siblings and I took a horde of crazies to see Toy Story 3! Definitely worth seeing although not sure the 3D was worth it… not much there that would not have been just as enjoyable on a decent 2D screen.
Getting to dinner was an adventure, the parents were not interested in seeing the movie, so my sis and I followed them. We quickly got left in the dust! Thank goodness for cell phones. If someone had told me where we were headed, I could have easily gotten us there, but always interesting!
I found the latest installment in the adventures of Woody, Buzz, and the gang to be as enjoyable as the original and better than the sequel. This time, Andy is packing for college. He still sleeps in the same room but his toy box has been long forgotten until a week before he is ready to head out. His mother gives him a cardboard box in which to put everything he is taking with him and a garbage bag in which to put everything he wants to be put in the attic. Fortunately, the bag headed for the attic gets mistaken for garbage and the adventure begins.
Several themes run rampant through the movie: the power of friendship and sticking together; growing up; saying goodbye. All of the favorite toys are here along with a gaggle of new toys many of whom have interesting backstories of their own. And as always, the end credits are worth a look as the story doesn’t end as they start to roll. Highly recommended! You are never too old for a Disney/Pixar movie!