With Toy Story 5, Disney could undermine yet another perfectly good ending
The Toy Story movies had the rare distinction of being one of the few franchises that got better with each installment, at least when it came to the original trilogy. In 2010, Toys His Story 3 is his new kid after Andy goes to college and plays with his toys, including his best friends Woody and Buzz, to tears one last time. Ended up handing it over to Bonnie. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to Andy and these characters we’ve loved for so long.
And in 2019, Disney released Toy Story 4. The movie itself was fine (I gave it a B) and it surpassed his $1 billion mark at the box office. However, common points of criticism emerged one after another.
The return of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang somewhat undermined the sweet send-off received in the previous film. This time we got a new ending where Woody goes out with Bo Peep and a bunch of other childless toys, and Buzz and the others go home with Bonnie.
Having given Woody, Buzz, and their toy friends another pretty definitive conclusion, let’s start over again, not to mention last year’s disappointing Lightyear spin-off. ? I don’t even know if Pixar knows. This could be a case of Disney putting a pin and drawing a map around it, with the yet-to-be-announced creative team (Toy Story 4 has more than nine names with “original story” credits). ) can surpass him in one of these emotional resolutions? We still don’t know anything about the story, cast or characters, but we remain skeptical…and we’re not alone. Here are some of the reactions we’ve seen on social media since the news was announced this afternoon.
With the high standards set by the original trilogy, Toy Story was a case of return.Between Toy Story 3 and 4, Disney kept the franchise alive through a series of shorts and specials. They were all funny in their own way, but never quite matched the storytelling quality of the feature, and then last year’s spin-off his Lightyear, which underperformed both commercially and critically. There was a big downshift. It doesn’t fill us with confidence. Also, the way this project was announced wasn’t during the earnings call, amid news of massive layoffs and news of several other follow-up projects like Frozen 3. . If the fifth installment defies all odds and proves to be a worthy sequel, can Toy Story bounce back? The audience must decide if they are ready to say hello and say goodbye to these characters once more. The odds aren’t in Toy Story’s favor, but we’ll have to wait (indefinitely) to see it.