It has caused a lot of doubts since the announcement of the project, but “Toy Story 4” is another fascinating film of the “Toy Story” brand in particular and Pixar animation studio in general.
Toy Story 4 begins with an event that takes place between the previous two parts: the rescue campaign of Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and friends on a rainy night.
Also during that fateful evening, the Bo Peep (Annie Potts) shepherd was suddenly sold, and made the Woody cowboy deeply sad. Years later, the rest of the toys were donated to Bonnie by Madnie (Madeleine McGraw) like the Toy Story 3 ending.
The love the cowboy once gave to Andy for many years has been shared with the new owner. He always wanted to cuddle and protect Bonnie, despite the fact that she had little interest in the passionate guy.
Then, Bonnie started going to kindergarten. On the first day of class, the shy little girl was scared and lonely because she couldn’t make friends with anyone. By Woody’s hidden help, Bonnie made a toy fork, named it Forky (Tony Hale), and loved her newfound friend.
However, Forky himself caused many problems for the toy group. Mindful that I’m a garbage, he constantly tries to escape. And that goal almost became a reality on a Bonnie family’s far away trip. Woody is determined to find Forky to help his mistress, then gets caught up in a reluctant adventure.
Welcome new faces
Besides the return of familiar names like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, cowboy Jessie (Joan Cusack) or Rex dinosaur (Wallace Shawn), Toy Story 4 also welcomes new faces to join. crowded toy house.
Typically, Forky a stupid fork, passionate guy Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), and cotton duck couple Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) – Bunny bunny (Jordan Peele).
Also, it is impossible not to mention Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks) doll and four Benson henchmen who carry a dark, dark, haunting presence in an antique shop.
Toy Story 4 spends a lot of land for new characters full of personality. Because of that, many old faces become blurry in the movie.
Although the film spends a lot of time for Woody, the new faces are still not in the least because each toy has its own color.
With Gabby Gabby, the horror style can make viewers think of Anabelle’s ghost doll, with Forky being silly to stupid, or with Ducky – Bucky is a laughter of laughter when they make many plans. Violence, insanity to utopia.
Each new toy character brings his own story, helping to contribute to the colorful picture of Toy Story 4. However, except Woody and Bo Peep, many old characters like Buzz Lightyear, Jessie or Rex There is no chance to shine on the screen, because they are forced to divide “land” for new friends.
Warm message about responsibility and purpose of life
After Disney unveiled the Toy Story 4 project, many viewers were skeptical about the decision because the third was seen as a complete end to the entire Pixar Toy Story franchise.
Andy gives back the toys to Bonnie. The girl with eyes wide open was as excited as he had when he first met Woody and his friends. However, 9 years later, Toy Story is still back. This time, the message that director Josh Cooley wants to bring to reality is not new, but still very warm and valuable.
The lessons in Toy Story 4 are not really new compared to the previous three, but still very attractive and touching.
The first is a lesson about responsibility and loyalty. Woody was no longer the commander of the toys, but now it was Dolly (Bonnie Hunt). He was no longer the sheriff, because Woody’s badge was now given to Jessie by Bonnie.
When Bonnie brought the toy out, Woody was left in the closet, and she didn’t care about his existence. However, the cowboy is not sad at all, but still tries to love and help a pretty girl.
The question of responsibility continued to be set for Woody when he was the only one in the pack who tried his best to help Forky reunite with Bonnie, though that mission put himself and his friends in danger.
All for what, just for a plastic fork? Children lose toys all day, is the goal really worth it? The audience will find their own answer in the way Woody handles things. You may no longer be the commander, but the cowboy still gives viewers a noble quality of a leader.
The story in the film also brings a message of acceptance of changes so that it can be more mature.
But it was also because of the responsibility of binding that sometimes Woody forgot his purpose. He used to give Andy his childhood full of happiness. That was the life of the characters, and Woody and his friends did it.
But that time was over. Witnessing the way Gabby Gabby used every trick to gain attention and love from the new master, would Woody do anything to complete his own life?
From here, Toy Story 4 is also a journey to find new beginnings. Each individual needs to learn to accept great changes in life, so that he can find the fullness of the end of the journey.