Pass Me That Handkerchief
Posted by barrycyrus
So we’ve all awaited 11 years for this and Toy Story 3 only makes me not want to grow up just yet. And I just graduated college! I should’ve known Lee Unkrich was messin’ up with my feelings and anticipating me to burst out into tears like how R. Allers and R. Minkoff did me in the first Lion King. I almost sniveled and I tried so hard to control it. (Sniff!)
Just a while back, I managed to be spontaneous and decided to watch the biggest movie trilogy of all time (step aside, Harry Potter, LOTR or Twilight goons). And who do I grab when something as random as this snaps in my head? Myself. Everyone was a drone in their remotely controlled universes. I swooped to the movies as fast as I could. You, disgusting sweethearts on my way! Get a room! I will kill for this movie!
And so I comfortably slid my derriere on a cold screening. Nakakaiyak (It’s a tearjerker), people online have vented. Pussies, who cries inside the theatres? I should’ve eaten a thesaurus for those words. My eyes were watery enough that I felt I wanted to replace Jake Cuenca in all his TV roles.
Sergeant: We’ve done our duty. Andy’s grown up.
Soldier: Let’s face it. When the trash bags come out, we army guys are the first to go.
Buzz Lightyear: Trash bags?
Woody: Who said anything about trash bags?
Sergeant: It has been an honor serving with you. Good luck, folks.
Now why after such a long time, Toy Story 3 is still a hit? Well at least to me.
- Same old characters. Now Woody, Buzz and the gang never grew old. They’re toys and the best part is they are completely different from each other even if they make an ensemble (Read: hard to cast and direct altogether). Woody is still that stubborn cowboy, Rex still the reptilian coward and Mr. Potato Head still the annoying, umm, potato.
- New Toys! The toys we’ve met in the previous installments were as hilarious as these ones. Lotso Huggin Bear, I knew from the start, was sinister with his mayoral aura. The Baby was freaky, period. And Bonnie’s new toys made awesome complements to Andy’s toys!
- Hilarity and Wit. Special mention to Barbie and Ken who had the most “politically-relevant” lines ever (“No one’s interested in clothing, anymore Barbie.”), and to Mr. Potato Head who rocked his taco bread and cucumber selves. I was laughing out loud I didn’t mind! On the first, Ken was bluntly displaying the breed of metrosexuals to children. Amen.
- Drama. Nothing breaks one’s heart more awful than saying goodbye. As Andy’s mom realizes that her son’s room is now barren, it reminds me of having to not have one real home for the rest of my life, where I have to transfer and adjust and transfer and adjust as always. As Andy plays his last with his old toys bequeathed later to the new owner, Bonnie, it makes me realize how I’ve grown so much and forgetting a lot of my childhood. The ones that really dug deep. As Andy starts his engine and says, “Thanks guys” to his toys for one last glimpse, I stagger my way about to find a time machine and be young once more. Where goodbyes were never as painful like today.
PS THANKS TO TUMBLR, I FINALLY SAW THE STILLS IN THE MOVIE THAT ALMOST MADE MY TEAR GUTS GUSH OUT! Here here! Now pass that handkerchief!