So I watched the new trailer for Toy Story 3 and I laughed and smiled and tipped my hat to Pixar. These guys can’t lose. But maybe that’s what’s wrong with this preview. I didn’t circle June 18, 2010 on my calendar and I’m not doing cartwheels and openly crapping my drawers over the prospect of seeing Buzz, Woody and Potato Head for a third time.
I suppose part of my reluctance to embrace Toy Story 3 is it seems so easy. With all the originality Pixar has churrned out in the last 15 years (only one sequel, Toy Story 2), returning to the talking toys just seems more of a cash cow than a presentation of Pixar’s storytelling skill and deft animation. I know, I know. I’m probably being bitter. Even my least favorite Pixar movies (Finding Nemo and Cars) are still loveable. Plus, giving Pixar the brown helmet is like shooting a puppy in the testicles with an Airsoft pellet gun, or drop kicking a bunny.
But please, tell me I’m not alone. Tell me I’m not the only one that feels kinda meh to the Toy Story 3 movie. Check out the trailer below and, as always, speak your mind.