For being one of the most beloved children’s film franchises of all time, the Toy Story
films center on a rather deep existential crisis: are you a real toy if nobody plays with you? Toy Story 3
finds yet another way to approach this weighty philosophical issue with a deceptive lightness that leaves a childlike grin plastered on your face -- except when the filmmakers want to wring tears out of you.
It’s been 11 years since Toy Story 2, and it seems like it’s been that long since the toys’ owner, Andy -- who is now packing for college -- has played with them. Andy makes the decision to bring Woody (Tom Hanks) with him and store everyone...