Toy Story 4 3D

Toy Story 4 3D

(2018)

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack return for the fourth entry in the multi-Oscar winning Toy Story franchise.... More

When Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky (Tony Hale) to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody (Hanks) how big the world can really be for a toy.Hide

Flicks Review

The big question going in was could this justify a fourth chapter in a trilogy that started twenty-four years ago with the delightful surprise of a fully digitally realised movie which was so good, you forgot it was all computer-generated? Could it live up to a sequel that managed an even better script and character development, and a third part which seemed a fitting conclusion to a nostalgia-infused tale of childhood past? Surprisingly the answer is “yes” because, guaranteed box office dollars aside, this fourth adventure does a damn fine job, embracing the inevitability of kids growing up, only to be replaced by new children in search of stories packed full of warmth, humour and unabashed merchandising.... More

Old favourites Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) are joined by new friends, including a fluffy duck and bunny comedy double-act (voiced by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key). Proving he can be way more than a real-life action hero in John Wick, Keanu Reeves voices a toy action hero, Canadian stunt-bike rider, Duke Caboom, and steals the show for the adults. Keeping the kids giggling is the friend Bonnie (literally) makes on her first visit to kindergarten. Frankensteined together from a plastic eating utensil and a hair-tie, Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) is a spooked spork convinced he’s trash, who despite Woody’s best efforts, causes mayhem whilst repeatedly trying to throw himself away.

Bo Peep (Annie Potts) and her three-headed sheep are back, only now Bo’s a kick-ass heroine, wielding her shepherd’s crook like a light-sabre, and travelling around in a souped-up skunk, as she helps Woody rescue Forky and escape the clutches of Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), a broken doll who’s after Woody’s voice-box to replace her own. Cue chases, escapes, wild rides and farcical fun in a story very much focused on Woody, and him learning his worth, despite the fact that kids eventually grow up and put aside their toys.

Josh Cooley’s direction keeps the pace sprightly and the voice cast and animators knock it out the park, with water rendered in the opening scene so beautifully you’d swear it was photography. There’s plenty of family-friendly chuckles and kid-friendly frights from a quartet of spooky ventriloquist dummies. Oh, and stay for the credits, because there are some short scenes, and a cracking final line, delivered by Forky, which, if this turns out to be the final chapter in these stories, will be a fitting and funny farewell to a tale of talking toys, with a great big, soppy, and unapologetically sentimental heart.Hide


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  • Although it sticks to the rescue plot of previous films, Toy Story 4 is much richer for how it challenges its characters and conventions with a powerful dose of humour and heart. Full Review

  • Toy Story 5 now seems like a rather good idea. Full Review

  • It might not take us to the epic highs of its predecessors - which is, to be fair, a skyscraping bar to reach - but Toy Story 4 is certainly the strongest fourth series instalment since Mad Max hit that Fury Road. Full Review

  • "Toy Story 4" will blow you away in ways you won't be expecting. Full Review

  • This series' quaternary installment adds so much that audiences will find it hard to imagine the saga without it. Full Review

  • It's been nearly a decade since Toy Story 3 put a satisfying capper on what seemed likely to remain a trilogy, but the same level of wit, imagination and, yes, magic has been summoned to create yet another fully worthy sibling. Full Review