Adjacent Meridian Point,
In truth, Toy Story 4
(USA/G/100mins) is a film that is far, far greater than any sequel has a right
Especially when you consider that this is the fourth outing in a perfect trilogy.
So, it came as something of a surprise to many when Toy Story 4 not only knocked ’em dead at the box-office this year, but it also bowled over the critics. Which must have been a relief to Pixar, given that they’ve had a few wobbly moments after their initially perfect, Beatles-esque run. Hands up who saw The Good Dinosaur, the 2015 Pixar flop that is destined to become a prize-winning question in pub quizzes across the globe…?
Here, director Josh Cooley makes the leap from shorts to a feature film that boasts no less than 10 writers (including ousted Pixar boss and founder, John Lasseter), and enough spot-on gags per minute to keep you smiling and laughing all the way up to the inevitable lump-in-the-throat finale. Oh, and being Pixar, they’re not scared about going dark occasionally too.
It’s a film with too many high points to list here but, Keanu Reeves is a wonder as deluded stuntman Duke Caboom and the comedy duo of Key and Peele have a ridiculous amount of fun as furry freak brothers Ducky and Bunny.
And to celebrate the wonder of both Toy Story and Halloween, the Greystones Film Club are making the afternoon screening a Fancy Dress Party. Come as your favourite toy or movie icon, and you might just win a prize