What a treat. Pixar’s first and third films, 1995’s Toy Storyand 1999’s Toy Story 2in 3D and as part of a double-feature.
The visit with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of Andy’s toys remind us of why and how Pixar became the planet’s 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. It’s a bit much for the little ones who find sitting still that long agonizing. While the attempt at three dimensions is pretty good, it won’t 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 Regal’s 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.