“Toy Story 4” - Official Trailer

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Visually looks good.

Another rescue movie that will prey upon late 20 to early 30 year old adults nostalgia in an excuse to take their child to see it. Disney knows the game.
 
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Toy Story has always struggled to properly handle the existential implications of a living toy acting out its "true purpose" while at the same time banging the usual Disney "be anything you want to be" drum.

This movie looks like shit. Toy Story 3 is a depressing adult movie with terrible themes. This series just cycles the same conflict: will the toy be seduced by the outside world, or will they return to their kid to fulfill their purpose?

I wish "cancel culture" would do something valuable for society and flush Disney down the toilet.
 
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... it looks to me like Pixar franchises without John Lasseter degrades rapidly into committee-approved, bland content like everything left at Disney today.
The first Toy Story was literally written with help from a Robert McKee seminar. Lasseter was having trouble with the final act, went to one of McKee's seminars and found it so enlightening that he made everyone else at Pixar go to the next one.
 
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The first Toy Story was literally written with help from a Robert McKee seminar. Lasseter was having trouble with the final act, went to one of McKee's seminars and found it so enlightening that he made everyone else at Pixar go to the next one.

I don't see why pointing to Lasseter's need to learn screenwriting on their first major picture somehow discredits him as a driving force behind the best animated films of the past 20 years. He's more of an executive producer than strictly a writer in most cases anyway, but clearly exerted an enormous influence over the direction of Pixar as it managed to maintain a distinct voice or so long.
 
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I don't see why pointing to Lasseter's need to learn screenwriting on their first major picture somehow discredits him as a driving force behind the best animated films of the past 20 years. He's more of an executive producer than strictly a writer in most cases anyway, but clearly exerted an enormous influence over the direction of Pixar as it managed to maintain a distinct voice or so long.
Just saying that if there is such a thing of "committee-approved, bland content", Robert McKee wrote the book on it. I don't have a lot of respect for Lasseter, especially after Cars was basically a Doc Hollywood remake. And the less said about Cars 2, the better.
 

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Just saying that if there is such a thing of "committee-approved, bland content", Robert McKee wrote the book on it. I don't have a lot of respect for Lasseter, especially after Cars was basically a Doc Hollywood remake. And the less said about Cars 2, the better.
That's like what, 2 movies out of 9
 

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Wow, they really whacked Bo Peep with the "strong wahmenz" stick. It doesn't even feel like the same character, why not just make a new character?

I can't believe we are going through the whole "Woody is lost, let's get him back" plot again. Pixar really can't come up with something new after all these years?
 

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Looks Ok I guess?

Not that Toy Story has the deepest story or world but 3 still seemed like the perfect way to end the franchise and nothing about this trailer has changed my mind

Toy Story has always struggled to properly handle the existential implications of a living toy acting out its "true purpose" while at the same time banging the usual Disney "be anything you want to be" drum.

Lol and now they have expanded it not just include toys but every crappy thing you made in kindergarten
 
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Lol and now they have expanded it not just include toys but every crappy thing you made in kindergarten
I may have been born a biological spork, but I identify as a child's plaything.

Remember that the first movie was centralized on the idea of accepting our purpose in life, not denying who we really are, not succumbing to delusions of grandeur and instead finding solace in fulfilling our lot in life.

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No point in watching this since I already know Bo Peep shows dumb boy Woody how strong and brave she is and saves the day.
 

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I dunno about this. The previous movies had an overall feel to them that they were primarily aimed at kids. This one? Uhhh…..is the targeted demographic depressed 30 somethings that saw the original in the theater?
 
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The focus on the word "change" worries me. These are just feel good movies about toys. They don't have to change, they don't have to change me, change isn't even always good.
 
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I'll give it a watch! Seems to be received pretty poorly in this thread, but it looks fine to me.

The first one is a classic, and the story could've easily stopped there. I don't remember #2, but I thought #3 was good the one time I saw it. I expect Bo Peep's shtick to be trope-y, but I don't think they'll go full ERA with it. As long as the movie maintains the Toy Story charm and feels like a natural progression of the storyline, I don't see it doing any harm.

Just remember... it could be worse.
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Looks like it will end up heavily political like most of Disney's 3D animation output these days. I'll pass.