Toy Story 3: early screening reviews and reactions

An unfinished cut of Toy Story 3 screened at ShoWest in the States yesterday. So what are people making of it?

If you’re one of the lucky attendees at ShoWest in the States at the moment, then you may be one of the few people on the planet to have seen Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, which is arriving this summer. It was an unfinished cut that was screened, but there was enough in it to earn the film a strong response.

Not long after the screenings finished, the first spoiler-free reviews started filtering through, and to call them suitably positive wouldn’t be too far wide of the mark (although that’s not a unanimous view).

Here’s what people are saying about it…

Slashfilm: “The story is a fun ride to places unknown, and takes some twists and turns you might not expect. The conclusion is a fitting end to the series, and will probably leave you in tears. The last 20-30 minutes are pure brilliance. I can’t wait to see the film again when it’s completed and in 3D.”

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Screencrave: “This was a good film, a great animation, and I liked it quite a bit… but it did not quite have the “wow” quality that I have come to expect from Disney/Pixar”

FirstShowing: “In brief, it’s everything I was expecting, but not too much more beyond that.”

LatinoReview “I can’t talk about the plot of the movie but it is just as funny, sweet, adventurous, sad and goofy as the previous Toy Story movies”

Cinema Blend “As much as I loved seeing all the toys again, I’m not 100% sure that this adventure– as entertaining and lovely as it was– was the right one for Pixar at this moment. Toy Story 3 takes many big risks, and twists your heart around as much as Wall-E and Up, but at times it felt far safer than what we’ve come to expect from them.”

ComingSoon “I’ll also freely admit to being close to tears a number of times while watching it, which is a true testament to what Unkrich and his team of talented creators have done in making these toys feel so human, yet making the human characters feel even more real than what we normally see in animated films”

Toy Story 3 arrives in the US on June 18th, and we get it in the US from July 23rd.

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