Thursday, February 11, 2010

Toy Story 3D gets a (happier) second trailer.

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This full-length trailer is not nearly as dark and morose as the teaser (which had my wife in tears in the first ten seconds).  While the first trailer stressed abandonment and survival, this one deals with comparatively painless adaptation and assimilation.  I'm a little annoyed about the fact that the trailer seemingly gives away a third-act twist, along with perhaps the climactic moments of the picture.  This is extra odd as Pixar trailers generally avoid revealing major plot twists and character reveals.  I'm hoping the film doesn't go the route that the trailer seems to hint at, as frankly it would be a little dishonest and not in tune with the Pixar philosophy (sorry for the vagueness, go to 1:51 to be spoiled).  Still, I understand the idea.  A certain segment of the audience is going to pay to see Cast Away, they want to know for sure that the film isn't going to end with Tom Hanks dying on the island.  Other than that major quibble, this looks to be every bit as funny and exciting and intelligent as anyone would hope.  I missed the December 18th press release about the IMAX release, but this one comes out in 2D, Disney Digital 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 18th. 

Scott Mendelson 

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