Run time: 100 mins
Skepticism is only natural when confronted with an unwanted entry to a series that concluded perfectly with the third.
Fear not Woody and Buzz fans! Turns out Pixar knew what they were doing all along – Toy Story 4 is simply wonderful. It’s possibly the zaniest of them all, certainly the funniest.
Forky is a plastic spork with mismatched googly eyes, pipe cleaner for arms, and an existential crisis. Despite not being an official toy – young Bonnie Frankensteins him together herself – he steals her affections over the others, Woody does his best to persuade this tortured soul that being a toy can be as rewarding as being a disposable utensil, but he is distracted by the sight of a small-town antique shop. Sneaking inside in search of his lost love, Bo Peep, Woody falls into the clutches of Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), a damaged doll who has designs on his pull-string voice box. He escapes, but Forky doesn’t, which means that it’s time for one of the franchise’s signature rescue-missions.
Toy Story 4 reaffirms that Pixar, at their best, are like no other animation studio around. (Jack Whiting) You’ll have seen it by now, so come again and enjoy it properly here.