The wait is over for fans of the Toy Story franchise. Pixar’s most recent film hits theaters today and film critic Tony Toscano joined Good Morning Utah to give his review.
Included underneath is Tony’s full review of all the new films out in theaters this end of the week.
A lovely Russian woman becomes her government’s deadliest assassin.
“Anna” is a well crafted espionage film about the cat game the CIA and KGB played. Both Sasha Luce and Helen Mirren give great, strong performances and the story has enough wanders aimlessly to keep the crowd intrigued, yet the film gives the impression it was shot for the small screen.
Overall “Anna” is a spy-romp with some hard edges. It gets a B and is rated R.
In the reboot of the establishment, a youthful mother gives her child a toy doll ignorant of it’s sinister nature.
Rebooting an establishment isn’t a simple task, however the makers of “A drop in the bucket” completed a noteworthy activity in keeping the fear and unpleasantness from the first film and amping up the activity and thrills for a whole new audience.
“Child’s Play” makes great use of it’s slow pacing and builds up into a well-orchestrated scream fest. Special mention goes to the animatronic team of puppeteers who controlled ‘Chucky.’ And although, a lot of the film was digitized and CGI, the creepiest moments came from the way the SPFX team maneuvered the doll.
“Child’s Play” was an unexpected treat and deserves a B
Toy Story 4
Woody, Buzz and friends take to the street to find new and old friends on level journey.
It’s been a long time since the last “Toy Story” film and despite the fact that I am not an immense fanatic of spin-offs, the ‘Toy Story’ franchise has dependably been a special case.
This film does not disappoint. It’s is a beautifully animated, acted and directed film with so many moments that both kids and adults will enjoy together.
A true family film with a huge heart underscored by a terrific story.
“Toy Story 4” gets an A and is rated G.