Toy Story 4 Movie Review

The toys are back on the big screen with an all-new adventure in “Toy Story 4.” Woody, Buzz and the whole gang
find themselves far from home, discovering new friends—and old ones—on an eye-opening road trip that takes
them to unexpected places.

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Fans around the world thought the toys’ story had ended when Andy brought his long-loved pull-string cowboy Woody and the gang—Buzz, Jessie, Slinky, Rex and the rest—to live with Bonnie, a young friend of the family who—like Andy—has a huge imagination when it comes to her toys. “Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story,” says director Josh Cooley. “Turns out it was only the end of Woody’s story with Andy. Just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”

 

 

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If you are wondering if you should see Toy Story 4, the answer is an undoubtedly YES! It’s a missing piece of the story that you didn’t know you needed to hear.  Plus, the new characters that were introduced were absolutely hilarious!  This movie had me laughing and crying!

About the Movie

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking
care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice
of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should
embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on
an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of
being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and
Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their
worries.

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Is there a Pixar short?

No

Should I stay through the credits?

YES!  They have a few mid-credits scenes that will make you laugh, but that last scene after the credits is so totally worth staying for!

Toy Story 4 Easter Eggs

Diehard fans will notice plenty of Easter Eggs hidden throughout the movie.  I do not want to spoil them all for you, but here are a few I noticed.

Tin Toy from the original Pixar short appears when Bo is introducing Woody to the toys.

Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar from Coco is featured on the carnival toys board.

Boo from Monsters, Inc. appears in Bonnie’s Kindergarten classroom, but you are going to have to really look for her.

Grade Soda bottle cap from UP appears when the sheep bring Bo a little discovery they’ve made while out an about in the carnival grounds.

Be sure to really check out the antique shop.  You are bound to find many more Easter Eggs here.

 

 

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