Although I was impressed with many aspects of TS3, I was also surprised.
It was basically unremitting horror and tension as Woody and Buzz and the merry band of toys, were on the run from the get go. Do children really need this much stress in their movies? What happened to the "breaking into song"or "chirping birds in the trees" to relieve tension like that found in the classic Disney movies.
I think TS 3 is a perfectly fine movie for older kids, but I am not sure it's so good for four-year olds. Should life, or more importantly death, be so vividly portrayed. Should they learn about treachery, unemployment, redundancy, betrayal, death by fire, violent treatment and imprisonment at such a young age? Sure it ends well, but that was only the last five minutes. I have seen prison break movies with far less single mindedness in intent.
And as long as I am being cranky, how about a toy that doesn't reek "WHITE." Woody, Buzz, Barbie, Jessie, Bo, the baby doll and so on are all white kids' toys. Even my kids in the seventies had Native American dolls and Black Barbies. Why are all the kids at the day care center white? Where is the diversity?
What do you think? TOY STORY 3? Does it have its downside? Or should I imbibe some Christmas cheer and stop being the Grinch?