Toy Story 4 ★★★★½

"Being there for a child is the most noble thing a toy can do."

Look, if this is the premise you’re going with, don’t expect me not to ask questions. 

For a film that had no business existing at all and is really little more than an elaborate epilogue to an already complete trilogy, Toy Story 4 is exceptionally good. Wrapping up the story of Woody, the most hopelessly loyal toy one could ever have, for good makes for a tear-jerking but no less hilarious ride that, thankfully, does nothing to detract from the god tier series.

While I wish the older players got a bit more to do (Jessie is tragically sidelined, Buzz and Woody are largely separated and the aliens don’t even get a single line of dialogue), this is a satisfying conclusion and welcome addition to the Toy Story legacy that I highly recommend. 

Although, really, how does this universe actually work? Are sock puppets alive too? Come on, it’s getting a bit weird now.

Well, weirder.

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