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Toy Story 4 First Reactions: Keanu Reeves Steals the Show In Hilarious, Heartbreaking Sequel

Social media reactions say Pixar has crafted another touching, funny, worthwhile adventure with Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang.

by | June 7, 2019 | Comments

When it comes to Pixar’s flagship movie series, there’s no such thing as sequelitis or franchise fatigue. With Toy Story 4 arriving 24 years after the original and nine years after the release of the Best Picture-nominated Toy Story 3, we’re reportedly still going to be laughing and crying and having as good a time as ever with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang. A number of critics saw Toy Story 4 early and are now sharing their thoughts on social media. Not only do we still have friends in the group from Andy’s old toy box, but apparently some of the new characters are memorable additions, too.

Here’s what critics are saying on social media about Toy Story 4:


Has Pixar done it again?

Only Pixar at the top of their game can make a third sequel to a franchise about living toys that’s a poignant look at learning to prioritize your own happiness over the happiness of others.
Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

The level of animation that Pixar has achieved in this film is astounding… I loved the entire movie. So well done. Absolutely recommended.
Steven Weintraub, Collider

Definitely a quality Pixar film and one of their best sequels.
JoBlo.com

If you were nervous about another Toy Story movie, don’t be! It is amazing and another great addition to the franchise.
Dorian Parks, Geeks of Color

For those worried about Toy Story 4, don’t be! The movie is magic and delightful.
Rachel Paige, Refinery29

I was as skeptical as anyone when they said the words “Toy Story 4,” but it’s another home run for this series….It’s amazing how they’re always able to find something NEW to say with these characters.
Spencer Perry, ComingSoon.net


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How does it compare to the other Toy Story movies?

Toy Story 4 is a touching and moving addition to the franchise.
– Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider

Toy Story 4 is super satisfying, and features some of the funniest and most emotional moments in the franchise.
– Rob Keyes, ScreenRant

Toy Story 4 is another fantastic entry in the series and the one installment that feels most like an adventure movie.
– Erik Davis, Fandango

A tightly paced narrative that harkens back to the feeling of the original two films…Honestly my second favorite in the series and one of Pixar’s finest.
– Griffin Schiller, The Playlist


Is it going to make us cry all the tears?

Toy Story 4 has an ending as lovely and warm and heartbreaking as Toy Story 3.
Alisha Grauso, Film School Rejects

BRING THE TISSUES!!!
Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider

The theater we saw it in was a bit dusty…
Steven Weintraub, Collider

For those wondering, I cried four times during Toy Story 4 – twice actually cry crying and twice crying because I was laughing so hard.
Rachel Paige, Refinery29


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What about the humor?

Toy Story 4 is also *funny* — especially since Duke Caboom, Forky, and Ducky and Bunny are straight-up amazing additions to an ensemble I already love.
– Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

Toy Story 4 is so much fun and easily the funniest of the four movies. Strongly recommend.
CinemaBlend

Toy Story 4 is equal parts heartwarming and hilarious. I laughed until I cried and then I just flat out cried when I least expected to.
Carly Lane-Perry, SyFy Wire

Genuine belly laughs (thanks, Duke Caboom).
Alisha Grauso, Film School Rejects

[It features] some of the franchise’s best comedy.
Griffin Schiller, The Playlist


How is the addition of Keanu Reeves?

Keanu Reeves steals it all.
Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

Keanu Reeves is so awesome as Duke Caboom.
Steven Weintraub, Collider

Duke Caboom RULES! More Keanu please.
Griffin Schiller, The Playlist


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Could this one finally be the end?

[It] feels as definitively final as 3 did…nothing as viscerally intense [as the Toy Story 3 furnace scene], but beloved characters make tough choices.
Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

Oh, there is a scene that is right there with [the Toy Story 3 furnace scene].
Erik Davis, Fandango

Toy Story 4 brings a conclusion to the story of Buzz and Woody that we never knew we wanted but is totally worth it. It sets up a potential future for the franchise with a host of new characters.
JoBlo.com


But can we at least watch this one over and over?

I cannot wait to see it again!
Tessa Smith, Mama’s Geeky

I can’t wait to see it again.
– Dorian Parks, Geeks of Color


Toy Story 4 opens everywhere on June 21.

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Adjusted Score: 116.784%
Critics Consensus: Heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated, Toy Story 4 manages the unlikely feat of extending -- and perhaps concluding -- a practically perfect animated saga.
Synopsis: Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is... [More]
Directed By: Josh Cooley

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