January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 47, so I decided to watch 48 (47+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month. I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me. Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that were spoiler free before reading on…
Hope you enjoy!
This is film #37 of the 48.
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Initial Viewing Memories – Saw this in the theater on opening night and was amazed that they could find a way to take the characters from the first movie and create a new and innovative story that still keeps things going while remaining fascinating to watch.
“Excuse me, ma’am, but I believe you’re on the wrong flight.” – Woody
Number of Times Seen – Too many times to count (Theater in ’99, video, DVD, 11 Aug 2013, 28 Dec 2014 and 22 Jan 2021)
Brief Synopsis – After Woody is stolen by a toy collector, the rest of the gang try to save him.
My Take on it – Amazing sequel that in some ways is even better than the original. Great returning voice cast led by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen is helped by the additions of Kelsey Grammer and Joan Cusack. The story stays fascinating throughout and they do a wonderful job throwing in so many pop culture references that helps make things even more enjoyable to watch unfold. The computer animation is wondrous to watch and we get to see how realistic they were able to make things. The story is quite innovative and fun to watch unfold because of the way that the story toes the line between comedy and drama. The “gag” reel during the credits is quite fun to watch because they do things in such a fun and enjoyable way. The characters have great arcs and despite this being an animated film, it has a very poignant message that resonates throughout. The theme song “When she loved me” is quite emotional no matter how often one hears the song. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is one of three “Disney” movies to win a Golden Globe for Best Picture. The other two are “Beauty and the Beast (1991)” and “The Lion King (1994).” (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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