Toy Story 4 Movie Review | Will Teens Want To See It? #ToyStory4

Do teens want to see Toy Story 4? Is Toy Story 4 movie safe for kids? I'm sharing my spoiler-free review on Toy Story 4, out in theaters this Friday! 

Do teens want to see Toy Story 4? Is Toy Story 4 movie safe for kids? I’m sharing my spoiler-free review on Toy Story 4, out in theaters this Friday! 

When does Toy Story 4 come out?

Toy Story 4 Movie Review | Will Teens Want To See It? #ToyStory4

You guys, Toy Story 4 arrives in theaters this weekend! I am so excited about this movie in the Toy Story sequel. Our boys screened the film on Monday, and they loved it as well. Not only do we find out what happens to Bo Peep, but we also get all the warm fuzzy feelings as Bo + Woody are reunited, as well as finding out what happens to their relationship. {Shh, no spoilers will be shared}

About Toy Story 4
TOY STORY 4 – (L-R) Trixie, Buttercup, Mr. Pricklepants, Dolly, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex, Aliens, Jessie, Slinky Dog, Bullseye and Mr., and Mrs. Potato Head. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

So many people have grumbled about Disney Pixar making another Toy Story movie. And if Toy Story 4 turned out like Toy Story 3, I would heartily agree. I wasn’t a fan of Toy Story 3; it felt like just another kid movie. And if you were one of those people who thought the franchise could have ended with the last movie, then you need to see the 4th movie, out this Friday. 

Toy Story 4 takes us back to the beginning, Andy’s room and ends with a beautiful love story. I don’t want to give the whole story away, so I will keep this review spoiler-free. 

Insider tips about Toy Story 4
ROAD TRIP – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Buzz, Jessie and the rest of Bonnie’s toys concoct a plan to find their friends when Woody and Forky go missing. Featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, and Jeff Garlin, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

What is Toy Story 4 about?

The toys are back on the big screen with an all-new adventure in “Toy Story 4.” Woody, Buzz and the whole gang find themselves far from home, discovering new friends—and old ones—on an eye-opening road trip that takes them to unexpected places. In “Toy Story 4,” when Bonnie finds herself all alone during kindergarten orientation, Woody just has to help—even if it means digging through a trash can to retrieve a few art supplies for his kid. The effort is a resounding success, but when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself trash and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. “Forky is like a newborn,” says producer Mark Nielsen. “He doesn’t know anything about life—he doesn’t even understand why he’s alive or what a toy even is. He makes Woody vocalize what it means to be a toy.”

Things to do in Toy Story Land

Be sure to read my post on what teens think of Toy Story Land at Disney World. 

Will teens want to see Toy Story 4?

Absolutely! My boys have been excited about this movie since they learned about it. They have watched all of the films in this series, and they also shared they were not huge fans of #3. However, they all loved #4. At one point in the movie, one of the twins expressed some heartfelt emotion about what was happening on the screen. They were into it! They laughed and felt the new toys were a great addition. All three of our boys expressed they felt this was the BEST TOY STORY MOVIE (besides the first one). I couldn’t agree more! 

LOST AND FOUND – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Woody is reunited with his long-lost friend Bo Peep, who’s been on the road for years. She’s become an adventure-seeking free spirit whose strength and sarcasm belie her delicate porcelain exterior. Featuring the voice of Annie Potts as Bo Peep, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Is Toy Story 4 okay for younger kids?

Yes, Toy Story is a family-friendly movie. There is one scene in the Antique Mall where younger kids may find a little scary (the ventriloquist dummies come off a little frightening). There were other small children in our theater, and I didn’t hear anyone crying or saying they were scared. Toy Story 4 moves quickly and transitions smoothly, keeping kids entertained. Towards the end, I did hear younger children (ages 4-5) getting restless. 

Our boys are 16, 16, and 13, and they all enjoyed this movie. I heard them laughing and reacting to different parts of the movie, along with the younger kids. If your kids are a fan of the Toy Story franchise, then take them to see it, no matter how old they are! 

GIGGLE MCDIMPLES — In Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bo Peep introduces Woody to her best friend, Giggle McDimples. A miniature plastic doll from the 1980s, Giggle is Bo’s confidant, supporter, and advisor, and spends a lot of her time perched on Bo’s shoulder. Featuring Ally Maki as the voice of Giggle, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019…©2019 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

This story is still about Woody

Toy Story 4 takes on a journey with Woody (again). Yes, new characters are introduced, and we get to fall in love with Forky, Ducky, Bunny, Duke Caboom, and Giggle McDimples, but this is still about Woody. But haven’t most of the Toy Story movies focused on Woody. In the original Toy Story, Woody had to learn to share Andy’s love as the favorite toy with Buzz. In the second movie, he had the difficult decision to decide to go with Jessie and the gang or stick with what was comfortable and Andy. In the third movie, Andy grows up, and Woody is determined to find the whole gang a new home.

CLOSE QUARTERS – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bo Peep takes Woody to a secret hangout within the antique store—the inside of a vintage pinball machine—where a lot of toys go to socialize. Featuring Annie Potts and Tom Hanks as the voices of Bo and Woody, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Dinsey/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Toy Story 4 brings this full circle. The struggle of no longer being the favorite toy, figuring out where he fit in Bonnie’s life, losing the role of being the leader, finding the love of his life again, and figuring out his purpose. He was adamant about taking care of Forky because he felt that was his only job. But throughout this movie, Woody begins to discover himself and what he wants, with the help of Bo Peep. 

Overall, Toy Story 4 gave us fun, laughter, and a heartfelt story. But as the producers shared with us during the Pixar press junket, it’s always about the story. No matter how better they get with tech, rendering, additional employees, and new characters, it’s still about the story. 

Toy Story 4 is in a theater near you this weekend, so be sure to check it out! Come back and let us know your thoughts! 


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