Monday, March 9, 2015
Toy Story 4 will be a romantic comedy
While getting up to date on the latest news via the BBC app on my HTC phone last night, I was instantly drawn to the headline that read: Toy Story 4 will be a love story. My immediate thoughts on this were a bit skeptical, which might make little sense since romantic comedies are my absolute favorite genre when it comes to movies. But maybe its because Disney movies have always been geared toward romance - though there are exceptions - and many of their movies are less likely to be enjoyed by boys. Pixar on the other hand, has catered to a broader audience because their movies tend to be about friendships and adventure (examples include Cars, Monster's Inc, Finding Nemo). Add to that a humorous script with fun/unique characters and everyone's sold. So I'm a little curious to see how Pixar plans to handle the romance and whether or not it will have as wide an appeal as their movies usually do. So far, there's been no word on which characters fall in love. Will it be Woody or Buzz? Or maybe the focus will be on one of the secondary toys this time round?
Another thought that struck me as I read the article is the manner in which Toy Story was able to put time into perspective. I just cannot for the life of me comprehend that it's twenty years since the first Toy Story hit the screens in 1995. I was still living in Spain back then and watched it dubbed at the movie theater - was just entering high school! By the time Toy Story 2 came out, I'd completed two years of college and was moving from Paris to NYC to take on the next two years. Thoughts of marriage and kids were far from my mind. Education and pursuing a career in the fashion industry once I graduated - that was what counted. It would take another eleven years for Toy Story 3 to come out and by the time it did, I'd dropped my fashion career, gotten married, lived in Africa for six years and become a mother to two boys. I'd also figured out that I wanted to be a writer and had submitted my manuscript for How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back to Avon. Little did I know that I would soon receive an offer that would change my life once more.
I'm sure I'm not the only one whose life has made some 90° turns during the last two decades and perhaps more changes will have taken place by the time Toy Story 4 comes out in 2017. But whatever the case, I plan to check that movie out even if my boys decide that it's not for them, although it wouldn't surprise me if Pixar, with all its fantastic talent, somehow manages to make romance appeal to EVERYONE!!!
So what do you think? Will Toy Story 4 be a smashing success or do you think some people might steer clear because of the romance?