Are you ready to laugh and cry with Woody, Buzz and the gang all over again?
After Tuesday night’s Hollywood premiere for “Toy Story 4,” reactions began to roll in, with critics and film fans over the moon for Pixar’s fourth installment of the franchise.
This time around, Andy is firmly in college, the toys are devoted to a new child named Bonnie, a DIY toy named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) crashes the party and Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) is challenged to consider a path unknown by his longtime crush, Bo Peep.
Here’s what early reactions looked like for “Toy Story 4.”
Did we really need a fourth movie?
JoBlo.com said the movie “brings a conclusion to the story of Buzz & Woody that we never knew we wanted but is totally worth it.”
Film writer Alisha Grauso called the film’s conclusion “as lovely and warm and heartbreaking as ‘Toy Story 3.'”
Keanu Reeves is an amazing addition
Slashfilm managing editor Jacob Hall praised the movie while noting that Keanu Reeves’ Canadian toy Duke Caboom “steals it all.”
Toronto Sun editor Mark Daniell agreed, saying Reeves’ killer new character “deserves his own spinoff.”
So, will you cry?
CBSi’s James Viscardi said “Toy Story 4” manages to go “to infinity and beyond. It tugs at the heartstrings right from the get go and doesn’t stop.”
Fandango managing editor Erik Davis said the movie is “packed with big belly laughs, but I also cried harder here than I have for any of the others.”
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Yahoo Entertainment senior correspondent Kevin Polowy was moved, saying the new “Toy Story” movie “yet again leaves you in a pool of tears.” He also noted that the fourth film “might be my favorite one yet.”
Though filmmaker Jonathan J. Spiroff was more circumspect, saying Pixar “rewards fans for being invested all these years” but didn’t think the movie was “quite as good as Toy Story 3.”
“Toy Story 4” hits theaters June 21.