Toy Story 4 (Bonus Content)

7.74 h 58 min2019X-RayG
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy named Forky to her room, a road-trip adventure with old and new friends shows Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Josh Cooley
Tom HanksTim AllenAnnie Potts
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RiverReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Okay . . . until the end
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I was excited to hear that Pixar made another Toy Story film, but a little nervous given that the ending of the third film was about as perfect a place to leave Wood and company as one would ever find. It was bitter sweet and the end of an era, but the beginning of a new journey for the toys. And--crazy as it may sound--I didn't need to know or see what came next. There was a nice implied notion that the cycle would continue and the band would have other fun and wild adventures living with Bonnie, just as they had with Andy.

Pixar should have left it alone.

I didn't get a chance to catch Toy Story 4 in theater, so I snatched it up once the digital version was available. When I was a little over half-way through it, I could tell something wasn't quite right. The film felt off. Several of the characters felt very out-of-character, almost like a work of bad fan fiction. And there was a very depressing feel to the film overall. But the ending was the worst. Without getting into spoilers, it totally undoes the feeling you get from the end of Toy Story 3 and leaves you wishing you hadn't watched the movie at all. And that's my advice--if you loved the ending of Toy Story 3, skip this one and pretend it doesn't exist.
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AmazonJunkieReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful, except for the ending
The film opens with Bonnie, the lucky little girl who inherited Andy's toys, nervously getting ready for orientation at her first day in kindergarten. Woody's (Tom Hanks) not being played with very much anymore, but he clearly sees her apprehension. He decides to stowaway in her backpack to keep an eye on her. Once at school, Bonnie is uneasy in the unfamiliar environment. When she attempts to make a friend and is promptly rebuffed, Woody springs into action. He rifles through a nearby wastepaper basket and quickly fishes out a spork and some crafting supplies. He tosses the items in front of Bonnie while she's distracted, and then dives out of sight and into her backpack. Bonnie suddenly notices the supplies and creates Forky (Tony Hale), complete with mismatched eyes, a red unibrow, blue mouth, pipe cleaner arms and popsicle sticks for feet attached to play-doh or quite possibly discarded gum. Woody is instantly relieved when he sees that Bonnie's mood turns around by the creation of Forky.

When her parents inform her that they're going on a road trip, Bonnie decides to bring every single one of the toys along for the ride in their RV. In the meantime, Woody immediately takes Forky under his wing. He spends much of his time trying to keep his new friend from tossing himself into garbage cans. The spork declares himself trash and calmly explains to Woody that the cans make him feel safe and warm. The lovable cowboy tries to extol the importance of being a child's toy and that Forky is a toy, just like the rest of them. When the friends are separated from the rest of the group during the trip, they forge a friendship that neither one expected.

Great performances by Christina Hendricks (Gabby Gabby), Keanu Reeves (Duke Caboom) Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Ducky and Bunny), as well as the old familiar friends, Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Wallace Shawn (Rex), John Ratzenberger (Hamm), and Estelle Harris (Mrs. Potato Head). It's a rich, deep story, one filled with metaphors that will go over a child's head, but as an adult, you'll notice them and understand. Without spoiling anything, my heart literally sank at the ending, completely out of left field, of what has been ingrained in our minds all of these years. Some people will disagree, and some won't. Worth a watch regardless.
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John FordReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Commitment is a weakness... white males are buffoons... the Spork is funny.
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If you want a(nother) movie where every white male is portrayed as either a buffoon or evil (or to indoctrinate your kids with this idea), this is the movie for you.

Maybe worse, the selfless commitment to others and depth of character in Woody are portrayed as weakness: He helps others with no potential of reward for himself because he "has nothing else" to cling to in life (BoPeep lays this out for us).

BoPeep's personality has totally changed. She's been abandoned, so she shows us the strongest woman is one who commits herself to no one (Jessie, the other feminine Toy Story character, is not changed but is practically written out of this movie).

Enough laughs thrown in for all this to slide smoothly down your children's ideological throats.

Disney has ruined a great series. This felt like a flashback from watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Very disappointed. LOVED the Toy Story movies. So sad it ended this way.

The star is for the spork.
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NYC Gal Out☆Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not my favorite.
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In this era, movies come out in a few months (I grew up on VHS, where you had to wait years before a movie became available to open... and you had to rewind the tapes!). I didn't see it in the theaters, because what it would have cost me to see it there, I could just own the movie instead.


The movie goes back 9 years previous, where Molly (Andy's little sister) gives away some of her unwanted things, which includes her whole Bo Peep lamp stand. Bo comes to terms with Molly outgrowing her, and for a moment Woody is tempted to go with her, but changes his mind when he hears how upset Andy is when he can't find him.

A montage of the passing years shows Andy giving his toys to Bonnie, and Bonnie is about to enter kindergarten. However, Bonnie isn't really interested in playing with Woody anymore and he spends most of the time in the closet. Woody goes with Bonnie to school when he sees how upset she is. At school, during a craft activity, Woody helps a shy Bonnie adjust by getting things out of the classroom wastebasket for her craft. She makes a toy out of a plastic spork and names it Forky.

Forky becomes her new favorite toy, but because it's an actual spork, Forky doesn't realize that it's now a toy, and instead spends all its time trying to get back in trash cans.

The family goes on a roadtrip, with Dad renting an RV camper. Another montage is shown of Forky trying to throw himself into trash cans, with Woody constantly retrieving him or preventing him. Eventually, Forky manages to jump out of the back window of the RV and Woody chases after him.

On their trail to the next rest stop that the family are going to, Woody and Forky bond over Woody sharing with him his life as Andy's toy. Forky finally understands that Bonnie made him into a toy because of her love even though he's a throwaway utensil.

As they come to town, Woody sees silhouette patterns from Bo's lamp. It's inside of an antique store, so he and Forky goes in to investigate. Bo isn't there, but they encounter a doll named Gabby Gabby and a ventriloquist dummy, who's pushing Gabby in a pram.

Gabby and Woody are classic 50's era toys, and have the same voice box. Gabby was a defective manufacturer's toy right out of the box, so she's never had a kid. She dreams of being the shop owner's granddaughter, Harmony's, toy. Whereas Gabby's voice box is removable, Woody's is sewn in.

Woody manages to escape by pulling his voice string which catches the attention of Harmony, but Forky is left behind. Harmony takes Woody to the park where he escapes, but as he's leaving, he sees Bo's set of sheeps and follows them. He is found by one of the summer camp kids in the park. The kid picks Woody up with one hand, and in her other hand she has Bo Peep - before quickly discarding them to play on the swings.

Woody and Bo are reunited and catches up with each other. Bo has been a "lost toy" for 7 years. She was in the antique store herself before escaping. Her sheeps now have drawings and stickers on their sides, and Bo herself looks different too. She lost her bonnet and the top part of her pink dress, and one of her arms is broken - held together by tape.

Woody convinces Bo to help him retrieve Forky by bringing up what Bo use to mean to Molly. He also meets one of her new friends, who rides in an electronic skunk with her - police officer Giggle McDimples. Giggle is one of those mini toys that comes with its own complete set (probably modeled after the Polly Pocket toys).

Meanwhile, Buzz, thinking that his voice box is his "inner voice" that Woody was telling him about (Woody had meant his conscience), starts pressing his voice button to figure out what to do. Coincidentally, his voice box phrases gives him good ideas to help him along. Buzz goes searching for Woody and finds him and Bo as they're getting ready to go to the antique store. Buzz had also encountered two attached carnival plush toys (a yellow duck and a teal bunny), who also tags along on the rescue mission with the hope of becoming part of Bonnie's toys.

Gabby tricks the naive Forky into telling her about Woody, which he knows so much about because of their long walk. Gabby shows Forky her accompanied toy book, which shows her and a little girl having a tea party. Gabby imagines that the little girl is Harmony.

The toys make it back to the shop, where they encounter Gabby, and once again Forky is left behind. The rest of the toys, including Buzz, tells Woody that Bonnie will get over it, but Woody refuses. Woody is surrounded again, but Gabby explains to him how she's never had a chance to experience what he did with Andy.

Woody agrees to give her his voice box for Forky. Bonnie, by chance, had left her backpack in the shop when her and Mom were in there momentarily. The rest of the toys in the RV are able to alert Bonnie about her backpack, so they go back to retrieve it.

Woody and Forky have their chance, but Forky is mesmerized by what he Hope's is Harmony finally being Gabby's kid - but Harmony discards her without interest. Woody gets Forky back with Bonnie, telling him to let Buzz and the other toys know where to meet them at the carnival (by the carousel). Woody convinces Gabby to go with him and be one of Bonnie's toy.

As they are heading to the carousel, Gabby sees a lost girl. She feels that she can finally have a kid with the lost girl. Ducky and Bunny rolls a baseball towards Gabby to get the girl's attention. She sees Gabby and picks her up. The lost girl sees a female police officer and tells her she's lost. She's reunited with her parents and Gabby finally gets a kid.

The toys in the RV has forced Dad to drive into the carnival through incorrect GPS directions and pressing on the pedal, where he's eventually pulled over by the police. At the carnival though, Woody decides to stay with Bo, realizing that he doesn't have the same value to Bonnie as he did to Andy. Instead, he decides to become a lost toy with Bo, Duke Caboom, Ducky and Bunny.

***END PLOT***

Okay, I wasn't too crazy about this one. This is one of those franchises where they should have quit while they were ahead (ex. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). TS3 was the perfect ending, Andy goes to college, and now they've been rehomed to a new kid. There's even a hidden PSA in the plot for adults to donate unwanted toys. This was really lacking though (usually what happens when you beat a horse to death by milking the franchise).

I do love that Bo is so strong and independent in this movie. A great Disney role model for girls, and not the usual damsel in distress like the classic Disney princess movies. She actually rescues and saves Woody instead.

Woody giving away his voice box is the ultimate sacrifice for him as a toy. As even Gabby mentions, Woody is in excellent condition for a 1950's era toys (and it's why Al steals him in TS2), so him losing his voice box is essentially the same as Bo losing half of her outfit, her lamp stand, her sheeps getting drawn on, and her arm being broken. They really are lost toys now. Throughout the movie, I couldn't help but think - you guys should have stayed in Andy's freaking attic!!!

See, Woody was clearly Andy's dad's toy. If you remember in TS2, Mom tells Al that she can't sell Woody to him because it's been in the family for years. In TS3, Woody tells the toys that they'll go up in storage to the attic until one day when Andy has kids of his own... I'm just saying, in Toy Story world, Woody and the gang would have done well to stay with Andy's family (even if just in the attic); and instead of TS4 with Bonnie, they should have done a plot where Andy has a son/daughter and the toys finally comes out of the attic.
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sandy gobroggeReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Broken DVD
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After just a couple uses by myself, an adult, the DVD broke. It’s been kept in its case the whole time away from little hands. Very disappointed, as is my 3 year old great grandson.

I’m also wondering where the $13 gift card is I received with my preorder.

Sandy Gobrogge
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A. BrownReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The ending was fine... assume you don't care about toy story 3.
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I thought the ending was perfect. I really enjoyed the whole movie. I thought it was uplifting. I cried watching this movie. The ending was the best part and made me cry the most, not because it was sad, but because it was very moving to me. And then I read some reviews on here and I was aghast that people think the ending was some horrible thing. Then I read why, and it's usually the same reason: they think toy story 4's ending doesn't sit right with toy story 3's ending. Well you know what? I can't even remember what toy story 3's ending was. And I honestly could care less. I didn't have time to rewatch all the previous movies. So as far as I was concerned, this movie's story was all on its own with no history to live up to. And that said, I thought it was a great story. To sum it up, if you just watched toy story 3 five seconds ago, you might hate this movie's ending. But if you're like me, and you can't even remember what happened in any of the preview movies, then there's a good chance you may think this movie was great and you may really like how this movie ends too.
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SahazaReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Doesn't Live Up to the Standard
Spoilers for the movie are included:

After Toy Story 3 came and seemingly ended the series beautifully, a lot of people were not on board for another Toy Story movie. I myself was cautiously optimistic. Toy Story 4 disappointed me. It had too many negative aspects to it that outweighed any positives it had. I thought it was cool that Bo Peep was in the movie. Though, it's a little weird because part of the reason she was written out of Toy Story 3 was that since she is porcelain, they feared she would be too fragile to really take part in what happened. In Toy Story 4 she does all sorts of aerobatics, flips and things leaving Woody and others struggling to keep up.
The whole aspect of Bonnie creating Forky and him being a toy is weird as well. The previous Toy Story movies don’t really delve into the subject. In the first three movies, I just took what they called toys as granted and they didn’t really approach the subject of what counts as a toy. Looking back, Hamm is a piggy bank but is included as a toy in a movie when most people wouldn’t really consider a piggy bank a toy. Then Bonnie makes Forky and he counts as a toy. It raises the question “What counts as a toy?” without really answering it. Woody gives a small explanation that it’s because Bonnie wrote her name on the bottom of Forky’s feet. So, does that mean anything she every played with and put her name on is a toy now? If she plays with anything with her name on it – it’s now a toy that comes to life? It just seems like a mess and a line that the writers shouldn’t have approached. Forky denying he is a toy and is trash seemed like a re-hash of Buzz’s initial experience but without any charm. It also seemed like it was trying too hard to be funny but didn’t quite seem right.
The characters seem off throughout as well. Bonnie is in it a lot more than Andy ever was and doesn’t seem as good of a character. They make a point that she plays with all the toys Andy gave her regularly, except for Woody. Not really any reason for it except as a plot device. Bo Peep seems a bit different, but I didn’t find that too odd with her having been gone for the last 9 years. Buzz Lightyear is destroyed as a character for the movie. He’s having a heart to heart conversation with Woody one moment and suddenly is enamored with the idea of having a conscience. He then goes around the rest of the movie just pushing his voice buttons and doing whatever it says. He basically becomes a mindless drone. The whole concept with how his voice commands go with what is happening is dumb, especially when he hits it 10 times in a row and it says basically the same thing in a different way. Also, Buzz doesn’t really do anything the whole movie. Goes after Woody, stands around and then when Woody needs him most, his voice command tells him to leave so he just abandons Woody.
If you were looking forward to seeing all the other toys that have been in the last few movies- you are not in luck because they sit around and don’t do anything and practically don’t say anything either. Very little screen time, which was sad. They made a point to say even though Don Rickles died- Mr. Potato Head would still be in the movie as they had lots of archival voicings they could use. Then he only had two or three small lines the whole movie. I really didn’t find a connection with any of the new toys added into the movie. The Bunny and Duck weren’t really that funny to me and the other toys are just kind of there.
The “evil” character is kind of a joke as well. It’s menacing and she is evil as she tries to catch Woody and forcibly remove his voice box. She even kidnaps Forky and holds him hostage to get Woody’s voice box. Then the moment after she gets the voice box- the evil creepy doll and everyone else are all suddenly friends. The ending of the movie seemed too rushed and didn’t have nearly the emotional impact it could have. It wasn’t nearly as great or impactful as the ending of Toy Story 3. The overall tone of the movie just seemed off and wasn’t that great. I don’t plan on ever watching this movie again.
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Alan RamirezReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A toy's purpose
After Toy Story 3 had such a perfect ending I bet we all wondered, why is Disney doing a new movie when everything was wrapped up so perfectly 9 years ago?
Turns out "Toy Story 4" is the sequel we didn't knew we needed. As a fan of the movie series since I was literally a baby, I wasn't excited at all for a new entry, but at the same time, when has Disney/Pixar done wrong? I knew at the bottom of my heart that this story had to be really good to justify a new movie, and boy, it did.
I think the biggest strength of "Toy Story 4" has to be nostalgia, there are some tear-worthy moments here and there that will really touch you. Don't let the Disney tag fool you; the movie is so emotional and deeper than you think. If you're fan that has grown with these movies you'll feel so moved and happy.

The opening scene sets the tone for the movie so perfectly and it just feels like the 9-year wait for this movie was not that long. I knew since the beginning that this movie was something.
Only a few months have passed after the events of Toy Story 3 and it seems like Bonnie's love towards Woody has worn out quickly. Feeling forgotten and useless, Woody is still loyal to her, because his mission has always been to give his child memories or beautiful experiences, because in Woody's mind, that's what a toy is made for.
After Bonnie's first day at kindergarten, her parents reward her with a little roadtrip that will bring the gang to their latest adventure filled with action, laughs and emotion.
New toys like Gabby Gabby or Forky are added to the mix, and the old gang is present too, even though not as much as I wanted. The old toys take more of a supporting role, but every scene they are in is flawless and really good. So if you're a fan of Mr. Potato Head's one liners or Rex's antics you will feel a bit disappointed.

This movie is mainly focused on Woody's destiny, as "Toy Story 4" brings our favorite sheriff, who is getting older and older wondering his life's purpose. Is there something else out there besides Bonnie's bedroom? Should he dream more of just making a child happy? At times I had to remind myself that this movie was about TOYS, because Disney gives not only Woody, but all of the characters such a perfect humanity and emotion than only Disney could bring.

Between all the effective jokes and a story that unfolds nicely, the movie has such a heart and moving message that can bring more than one person to tears. I wouldn't consider it the best Toy Story movie, though, but I do consider it as good as the previous movies.
If you are skeptical about "Toy Story 4", I recommend you to give it a chance and you'll be as delighted and emotional as the past movies have treated us to. I already watched it twice this weekend!
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