Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) accidentally maroons his starship on a far away planet. After years of trying to return home, he encounters Zurg (James Brolin) and his army of robots that are about to make everything worse.
I haven't been to the theater in WEEKS. It's been frustrating, but thankfully I was able to find some time to catch a late night showing of this with my family. (My 10 year old thought seeing a movie at 9:30pm was very cool) If you've been around here for a while, you know I've been highly critical of all the Toy Story sequels. While I don't expect this to be a popular opinion, I think this is far better than any of the sequels that came before it.
Chris Evans is perfect for young Buzz. You could easily believe he was a younger (and hotter) Tim Allen and Kiki Palmer, Uzo Aduba, Peter Sohn, and Taika Waititi all round out a great voice cast. The majority of the jokes land, particularly one I loved about sandwiches. The most unintentionally funny thing about it was the title card that starts us off. It says that THIS is the movie Andy saw that made him a fan. Apparently this is the most progressive movie to ever exist in the 90's. I'm glad it is, and parents getting mad about a lesbian kiss and die mad about it, but as a kid who grew up in the 90's, it's just funny to think about.
It does lose a bit of steam towards the end and while the story isn't groundbreaking, it's a fun time. I could watch several more Buzz and Sox adventures. So is it for you? If you like the Toy Story universe, then of course! You should see this.