The first reactions to Toy Story 4 have emerged and they are extremely positive, with reporters insisting that it possesses more humor and emotion than its previous installments.
Considering that Toy Story 3 is rightfully regarded as the pinnacle of the franchise and a downright masterpiece, that should be more than enough to get fans of the franchise hugely excited for its impending return.
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You can take a look at a selection of the first reactions to Toy Story 4 below.
#ToyStory4 is another fantastic entry in the series & the one installment that feels most like an adventure movie. With themes of hard goodbyes, second chances & finding your way home, it’s packed w/ big belly laughs, but I also cried harder here than I have for any of the others pic.twitter.com/MoFFY2pNqJ— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 made me cry with laughter & then just straight-up cry. There’s something so warm & comforting about getting to return to these characters, but the film belongs equally to the new cast. Forky will birth a thousand memes, he is truly the most relatable toy of all— Clarisse Loughrey (@clarisselou) June 8, 2019
A few things about #ToyStory4 :— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 7, 2019
The level of animation that @Pixar has achieved in this film is astounding.#KeanuReeves is so awesome as Duke Caboom.
The theater we saw it in was a bit dusty...
And i loved the entire movie. So well done. Absolutely recommended. pic.twitter.com/u5ExEZBf6w
Toy Story 4 is super satisfying, and features some of the funniest and most emotional moments in the franchise. It leans into new characters quite a bit and will surprise you by the end. And yes, there are some great moments during the credits (none at end though). #ToyStory4 pic.twitter.com/mYT4z4Nvfo— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) June 8, 2019
TOY STORY 4: Only Pixar at the top of their game can make a third sequel to a franchise about living toys that’s a poignant look at learning to prioritize your own happiness over the happiness of others. Also: feels as definitively final as 3 did. Keanu Reeves steals it all.— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 has an ending as lovely and warm and heartbreaking as Toy Story 3. In between the genuine belly laughs (thanks, Duke Caboom) is a story that has the heart that Pixar is known for. Loved it.— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) June 7, 2019
I can't describe #ToyStory4 as anything other than "emotionally punishing".— Bailey (@loverboymedia) June 8, 2019
This is Pixar at it's best, and it's the first of their nostalgia sequels since Toy Story 3 that truly feels earned in every sense as it twists and warps that very nostalgia into something transcendent. pic.twitter.com/uF32uTsCGg
Toy Story 4 revolves around Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang going on a road trip with Bonnie and her new toy Forky, who is a spork with google eyes and pipe cleaner arms.
On the trip, though, Woody suddenly finds his long-lost friend Bo Peep, who causes him to reconsider what he wants from his life as a toy.
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We’ll finally get more detailed reviews for Toy Story 4 next week, while it will finally be released into cinemas on June 21.