In #205, I posted about the past. It’s the same again in #206, but I’m hoping this would be so much more pleasant and uplifting.
So I watched Toy Story 3 today. IT WAS THE BEST DAMN THING I’ve seen in a long time. I was so excited after the movie. I loved the opening and the ending. Plot’s not perfect, but it fits together nicely in the end. Left me crying for Toy Story 4.
I don’t know why I love this movie so much. I’ve been a harsh critic of movies, but I love this one. Maybe it’s something I can relate to. The story of growing up, not wanting to part with anything. The story of friendship, hardship and loyalty. I do have something at home that I refuse to get rid of – will surely blog about it later (will be a surprise, I promise). As we grow up, there are still things that we cling on to simply because they are part of our childhood. To put it differently, we all have our own ‘Woody’s. When Andy started welling up when he was about to leave Woody.. that was the moment.
Some things know no boundaries. Andy still plays with his toys, and Woody still has a place in his heart. It is nice to know that amidst all the change, some things remain unchanged. Toy Story 3 traveled me back in time – to the time when I didn’t know much about life and what were to become of me. Come to think about it, it was a sweet time. Childhood, in my opinion, shapes and molds your character like nothing else does. It’s amazing to see how fast times have flew by: eleven years since Toy Story 2, and like in the movie, things have changed dramatically. Although the eternal existence of the toys do somewhat create a comforting effect that kinda gives me the feel-good smile.
Boy does Woody inspire. My favorite out of the bunch. I loved the way the story was told. Andy had to let go of Woody, and I probably had to let go of some things. but it was heartwarming to see an 18 year old play with toys like he used to, and it was heartwarming to see a perfect ending to a perfect Toy Story series.
I love Toy Story, and – as unlikely as it sounds – fingers crossed for Toy Story 4.