Toy Story Movie Review
The computer-animated film that started it all, "Toy Story" is coming out in an all new 10th Anniversary Edition 2-disc set. Has it really been ten years since we were first graced with the magic of Pixar?
"Toy Story," despite Pixar's completely consistent string of releases, still stands as one of the strongest CGI films ever. While I actually liked "Toy Story 2" a little more in way of entertainment, this one still holds as the most unique, and that sets it apart from the rest. It's fun to go back to the first time when Buzz and Woody meet (they're now household names, aren't they?). It's fun to watch the toys wreak revenge on the little boy who tortures toys. Heck, it's just fun in general.
By the way, as a side note, I actually think "Finding Nemo" was the least interesting of all Pixar films to date. I'm sure I'll receive one or two complaints about that.
This new set contains an array of special features, though I'm not sure which ones are new. Funny enough, half of the features listed here are merely about remastered sound and picture, while only a few are really significant. Deleted scenes, a couple featurettes, and a sneak peak look at "Cars," which right now appears to be the worst idea ever conceived by computer-animated creators, are all that grace the second disc.
If you don't own "Toy Story" and want to relive the past, or have kids who *gasp* may never have watched it, then this is a must-own. If you already own it or can find an older version on eBay, I see nothing here worth shelling out extra dollars.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.