What a treat. Pixars first and third films, 1995s Toy Storyand 1999s Toy Story 2in 3D and as part of a double-feature.
The visit with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of Andys toys remind us of why and how Pixar became the planets best animators.
Toy Storyis much more fun and kid-oriented than its toys-pondering-their-mortality sequel. The two films and the 10-minute intermission run just over three hours. Its a bit much for the little ones who find sitting still that long agonizing. While the attempt at three dimensions is pretty good, it wont overwhelm you.
And it is wonderful to catch these classics where they belong: on the big screen.
Rated G. They open Friday, Oct. 2 at Regals Columbia Mall 8 and at Fairchild Cinemas 12.
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It opens today at the Columbia Mall 8 and at Fairchild Cinemas.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.