Matthew Hunter is a Seneca College student who lives with Asperger’s Syndrome. He loves movies, video games and television, and has agreed to review his favourites (and not-so-favourites!) for AO York.

Here is Matthew’s review of Toy Story 4.


Toy Story 4 (Film, 2019)

By Matthew Hunter

Oh, what it was to be a kid.  Those were the good years: running around with your friends, making a mess of your house, watching cartoons all day.  We were so innocent in those days, not a care in the world. That’s what it’s like to watch this movie.

I’m going to be honest, I had mixed reactions to the announcement and trailers to this movie, but Pixar made it great. There’s something for everyone here, for the kids there’s some dumb jokes, a fun cast of characters. For the adults who’ve watched the previous movies, there’s some real nostalgia, favourite characters return, a sense of childhood wonder, and it looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL, no understatement there, then there’s that classic Randy Newman:

 

What a song. When I heard that song in the drive in my eyes teared up and my heart warmed right up. If you’ve watched the previous movies, this is a must watch.  So many unanswered questions finally have answers:

  • What happened to Bo Peep?
  • What would it be like for our cast of characters in a new home?
  • How could Pixar top their Magnum Opus?

All questions answered here. But of course I won’t spoil them, that’s up for you to find out.

All the actors worked to their best for their roles, we even have Keanu Reeves as a complete Canadian stereotype! The comedy duo Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, albeit a bit weird here, are hilarious, we even have small cameo roles from such legends as Betty White, Carl Weathers, Mel Brooks, Bill Hader, Carl Reiner and others as hilarious appropriately-named characters.

I love this movie. Absolutely love it. It’s heartwarming, it’s funny, the characters are well written, the story is easy to follow, must watch.

 



 

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