(SPOILER ALERT. If you still did not see this movie, do not continue.)
I figured it’s safe to write my opinion on this movie now since it’s been out for a couple weeks.
This movie was enjoyable, but it changed the way I view the franchise.
The movie did have its share of hilarious moments, especially with Key and Peele as new characters introduced.
I thought Forky was ok but a little corny for me. I was expecting to see even more of him throughout the movie.
I thought Gabby Gabby and her doll goons were so creepy that I thought I was watching Child’s Play. However, she “redeems” herself at the end so I declare her better than Lotso from Toy Story 3.
Now for what really swayed me…
I view her worse now than before.
She pretty much brushes Woody aside as if he didn’t exist (and with no explanation). At least Andy still played with Woody in the first Toy Story when Buzz came along. Andy should have taken Woody to college after all and leave her to cry. Toy Story 3 ended with the toys cozy and together, a perfect ending. Why did they have to ruin a perfect ending?
Now yes, Woody finds Bo Peep and she gives him a new perspective on the life of a toy. He did miss her and love her so it is sweet that in the end, he decides to leave his friends behind and stay with Bo. Yes, he was happier with that choice, but Bonnie didn’t even realize he wasn’t there? Yes, kids outgrow toys; I did. But, it still made me a little mad.
With this in mind, the movie was still cute and enjoyable. However, I rank it the worst of the 4. It was not necessary. They could have just continued with the shorts like they did after Toy Story 3. And please, no Toy Story 5, unless you make it truly amazing.