Toy Story 2

Movie Reviews | Nov 30th, 1999

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Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wayne Knight, Don Rickles, Kelsey Grammar, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, Estelle Harris
Written By: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton
Directed By: John Lasseter

According to Roger Ebert, this movie was suppose to go straight to video but the story was so good. I think they made the right decision because the movie made over 80 million just from Thanksgiving weekend (Weds-Sun).

The story is about Woody being stolen, and the gang of toys had to rescue him. I can’t give anything else anyway sorry. The animation is one of the best I ever seen, along with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Speaking of Star Wars, there is quite a few reference in this movie, also a funny Jurassic Park reference as well. The first movie was funny, but this movie was ten times more funnier. Characters that I liked in this one were, of course, Woody and Buzz Light-year, but also Hamm, Rex and Mr. and Mrs. Potato head. The reason why I liked them just as much as the main characters because they had a bigger part in the movie this time. Wayne Knight does the voice for Al from Al’s Toy Barn.

I thought he was good as the evil toy collector and the character was animated very well. I can remember back when I had more than one toy, I had to choose which one to play with more so I guess I can relate to the film and I’m sure most people will to.

This movie turned out great and better than I’d imagined and I think this has to be one of my top 5 best movies of the year. Definitely go see this is, if you saw the first one and like a good funny cartoon like I do.

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