I went to see this movie on opening day, and I was surprised how long the line was in such a small town. I guess that I forgot that it was summer! All of the young kids were out to watch it. The movie turned out to be everything you could hope for and more. I would recommend it to anyone.
The story is set 10 years after the last movie, and it shows the toys trying desperately trying to get Andy to play with them. It is completely different from the last two movies where they are all having a great time. You now see the toys using elaborate schemes to get Andy to even touch them. It seems to really follow the normal pattern of life. Kids love toys until they get caught up in the other aspects of life. Video games, sports, and school keep make you spend your time in new ways.
The toys are getting prepared to be placed in the attic, but there are many turns and twists before that happens. They end up being donated to a daycare, and they have to plot together to try and escape from the evil toys that run the place. A toy that was abandoned has turned the place into the a dictatorship. All the new toys are forced to serve their time in the toddler room, and the toys are abused. The new toys realize that this place is not the heaven they thought it was.
They are able to escape, but they still have to find their way back to Andy. They travel through a garbage dump, and they have to escape the shredder and burner. It makes for some dramatic times, and it was my favorite part of the movie. They make it back to Andy, and he plays with them one last time.
He brings them to a little girl that he met that has a vivid imagination, and the toys leave him a note to bring them there. With the little girl, they are played with daily, and they are all so happy to be loved again. It was a very sad moment. The little boy had become a grown man, and he was able to pass his toys on to someone who needed them.
From the time I watched this movie, I started feeling bad for toys. When I am playing with my son, I think about how much he is hurting them. I know that makes me a little weird, but I think that toys might actually have feelings. It would be interesting if it were true. Just make sure that you go see this one! It is a great movie!