We went to watch Toy Story 3 on Wednesday and I have to say all of us had a wonderful time, despite that we got the third row seats due to the June school holidays.

Having watched the first two instalments and enjoyed them, I stepped into the cinema with high expectations and am glad to say this movie did not disappoint, at least it is to me.

In this third instalment, we see Andy has grown up and is packing for college. His mother wants him to clear his room before leaving, and feeling sentimental towards his old toys, he decided to pack them all into a box to be stored into the attic and brought only Woody with him.

However, due to a slip-up, the other toys ended up at Sunnyside Daycare Centre. Woody plans to rescue them so they would stay in Andy's attic, but they think otherwise and are actually quite excited with the notion that they would be played by the preschoolers. Unfortunately, the preschoolers they encountered are boisterous and they handled them badly. Added to their grief is an evil strawberry scented bear, Lotso, who seems to be the leader of the toys pack and he made sure Woody and his friends couldn't escape from the daycare centre.

Aside from the usual characters of Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head (just to name a few), we also get to see several new characters such as Barbie and Ken (who I think is hilarious), Totoro (a character from a Japanese animation My Neighbour Totoro) and many others.

Suffice to say, Toy Story 3 is a fun and entertaining animation that would entice both children and adults alike. There are a few sentimental and touching scenes that had me with a lump in my throat. Upon leaving the cinema, I reiterated the message to my daughter to put in extra care and love her toys the way Andy does (not that she don't, it's just that she can be a little disorganise sometimes).

Oh, I didn't mention that we watched this in 2D since my husband is not keen on the 3D version generally (said it makes him giddy). And do I hope for a next instalment? Definitely!

This section has got nothing to do with books or movies, but I am a huge fan of Lu Chen (刘谦)and I want to wish him a Happy Birthday since it is his birthday today!

He will be performing here on 31st July for his World Magical Tour 2010 and I was disappointed that I am not able to attend. Nevertheless I am satisfied enough to watch his appearance on a TV variety show every weekend, and hopefully next time I'd get the chance to watch his performance in person.

12 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. I know my 17 year old niece enjoyed it, so I guess it's a movie for all ages. Sorry about the third row seat!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    My husband is not too keen on 3D too. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, I thought it would be good. Karate kid is awesome too, do watch it if you get the chance.

    and yes, happy birthday to Lu Chen too :)

  3. Yvonne Says:

    Sounds like a cute movie.

  4. I'm so glad you liked this movie! I loved the first two and hope to see this one soon. I've heard so many good things about it, so hopefully it lives up (sounds like it does). :)

  5. Ana S. Says:

    I'm glad to hear Toy Story 3 is not a let down. And I'm glad I'm not the only adult who gets teary-eyed with Pixar movies ;)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Toy Story 3 looks great! My hubby got a migraine from the last 3D movie we say so I don't get to see them either :)

  7. Jenny Says:

    I have never been a Toy Story person - I think I saw it when I was a teeny bit too old to enjoy it as a kid, and not quite old enough to enjoy it as an adult. It caught me at a weird midway point in my life. I never saw the second one, but I think maybe now I should give it (and the third one!) a try.

  8. The Bookworm Says:

    Glad you liked it! I liked Toy Story 1 and 2, so cute.

  9. Mrs Suvi Says:

    Great to hear that you enjoyed the movie - I can't wait to see it myself but it hasn't come out in Finland yet :(

  10. bermudaonion Says:

    I really want to see this movie. I can't believe Andy's going to college.

  11. Julia Says:

    I've already seen Toy Story 1&2 and love them, So I be definate to watch part 3 too. I did hear from friend that she cried on certain scene, that I'm sure is what you are referring to. I'm sure I would have boo hoo over it too ;) She even said the movie made her laugh and smile too. I'm looking forward to see part 3 very much!

    And ...*chuckle* Happy Belated Birthday to Lu Chen! ;) :)

  12. Melody Says:

    Hello, my dear friends! Thank you for your kind comments! I feel so bad for not replying each of your comment individually, but work has been driving me crazy! Nowadays I draft my posts in advance and save them as I go along... makes things easier for me, especially when books reviews are concerned! :P

    Anyway, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my blog!

    Happy reading to all! :)

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