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Toy Story 4

Thingamabob

Active Member
Over 70 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes right now. 100% positive.
Don't get me wrong, even though I'd love for Disney to start producing more new stories and characters I will most likely be in line first weekend to view Toy Story 4 because I love Disney movies and I love Buzz, Woody, Hamm, Rex, Slinky, and the cast of characters. I am not going to miss it.
 

Magicart87

Premium Member
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Can this movie franchise do no wrong? I'm genuinely shocked. Kudos to Pixar. And here I was thinking there was no more gas left in the tank, especially with Toy Story 3 being a nearly perfect franchise send off. Very interesting.
 

Thingamabob

Active Member
Don't know why people are set against sequels simply because it's a sequel. Every TV series is just a series of sequels week after week, not just the pilot.
I totally understand that, but aren't these people getting paid huge amounts of money to be original and come up with original ideas from time to time? I can certainly understand a Toy Story 2 or Frozen 2 due to the success of the first, but really after that move onto something original with new characters. It seems like they are running out of ideas. Before I was born looking at the dates the put out originals starting with The Little Mermaid and had a string of original movie hits for a period of time. It seems like there creative minds have run a bit dry and can only produce a new original story with original characters every so often.
 

khlaylav

Member
Don't know why people are set against sequels simply because it's a sequel. Every TV series is just a series of sequels week after week, not just the pilot.
I mean, I cried in theaters repeatedly at Toy Story 3 (didn't we all) and I still was reluctant for this one because it ended so perfectly. Wrapped everything while also giving a real "And The Adventure Continued" vibe. I just didn't expect them to, you know, continue it.
 

Disney Analyst

Well-Known Member
I mean, I cried in theaters repeatedly at Toy Story 3 (didn't we all) and I still was reluctant for this one because it ended so perfectly. Wrapped everything while also giving a real "And The Adventure Continued" vibe. I just didn't expect them to, you know, continue it.
I’m with you. Saw it several times in theatres. Cried. I was so skeptical for 4 but these reviews have me so intrigued.
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
Don't know why people are set against sequels simply because it's a sequel. Every TV series is just a series of sequels week after week, not just the pilot.
And many tv shows far overstay their welcome.

I think the fear comes down to having a clear story arc finished and reopening the box. Is it corporate mandated, was there a true creative reason? Always so hard to say, but supposedly this one was creative... or at least well done!

I think the world building with Pixar is always so great and well received that it’s hard for them not to reopen it.

Anyways the next five movies are supposedly originals so it kind of doesn’t matter again.
 

erasure fan1

Well-Known Member
Don't know why people are set against sequels simply because it's a sequel. Every TV series is just a series of sequels week after week, not just the pilot.
For me it all depends on the motivation for the sequel. I could watch a thousand movies of my favorite franchises if there is a compelling story to tell. If the reason for the sequel is just to capitalize on the originals success, then you can keep it.
 

HoldenC

Well-Known Member
I saw the preview at DHS Wednesday evening, simply to get out of the rain, and I am intrigued. Considering Toy Story is my least favorite Pixar franchise, that says a lot.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
I'll pass on this.

I'm waiting for the live action Toy Story remakes.
That might be your funniest post.


Anyway, I read the non-spoiler cnn review yesterday and it might be the best review I have ever read. It gave nothing away...but what I liked about it is that the reviewer went over the backstory on the production - highlighting the loss of lasseter - and did a wonderful job of describing the emotional pull of the new movie in an adult, understated way. I think this might be the best one yet...and that’s hard to eclipse in my book.

I liked 3 but did NOT find it to be the emotional tugger I see credited to it all the time. Missed a little for me. Still a very good movie though.

But I like what I’m seeing in the reviews...unlike the farce awakens, which was all superlatives but didn’t really do a fair assessment in retrospect.

I’m very encouraged. But of course it’s not that long till first showing so we will know soon 😉
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Over 70 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes right now. 100% positive.
Now it's 90-0 🍅
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
Don't know why people are set against sequels simply because it's a sequel. Every TV series is just a series of sequels week after week, not just the pilot.
Because if you repeat the same over and over again...it will get stale even if people like it. At one point it inevitably goes “poof”. Not only that - but more swings lead to some misses that can erode the views of what you loved in the first place.

Live action remakes and unnecessary franchise reboots aren’t as “safe” as they make them out to be...unless you’re a billionaire CEO about to retire.
I mean, I cried in theaters repeatedly at Toy Story 3 (didn't we all) and I still was reluctant for this one because it ended so perfectly. Wrapped everything while also giving a real "And The Adventure Continued" vibe. I just didn't expect them to, you know, continue it.
Well...I thought it was a sequel setup...they couldn’t resist at the end.

And I thought woody should have talked to andy...but that was a tough call either way. Just me
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
I just assume Pixar has to deal with corporate mandated sequels and that funds whatever they want.....despite the fact they’ve proven themselves profitable.
Kinda like when corporate says “about a billion people like this IP...but it’s demographically skewed so flip it sideways and we’ll have 2 billion buying toys...”

??
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
Semi-correct. The next five productions are apparently originals.... but I assume that will be followed with a sequel.

The process is *supposed* to be 2 originals to 1 sequel, but they've acknowledge it got very unbalanced with schedule re-shuffles.

I assume we'll eventually see an Incredibles 3, but I don't really imagine they have that many more that would be corporate mandated. I guess maybe a Toy Story 5? But that's probably another decade away.

I think fortunately Cars is over.


WDAS on the other hand I expect some more sequels from. Zootopia 2 and a Frozen 3 seem like certainties.
 
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