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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3And so it comes that we took the little ones to see Toy Story (in 3D, no less) yesterday. Lovely movie.

But as I said in some previous reviews, I do not experience movies or books in exactly the same way as everybody else. To prove my point I spent a whole hour this morning reading through other people’s reviews and they are all missing the point. They all talk about the characters and the story and the special effects and better animation than TS1 and 2 – and that is great. I didn’t fall asleep during the movie and that is testimonial enough of my enjoyment.

Quite frankly, since nobody is mentioning it first, let me try. I saw a movie with two themes. The first is a really good animated movie telling the 3rd installment of the story of Andy and his toys. You go read any number of reviews about that. A great childrens movie.

But the second thread was abolutely incredible to me, and it was so elegantly told. It was the haunting tale of separation anxiety, of letting go of the past, of moving on. And that moving on isn’t always easy the first time. You have to keep on moving until you find your happy place. Throughout the movie I struggled with concepts such as my own identity, nostalgia kept bubbling up, and my personal ogre, obsolescence. To let go of the things you loved the most. It was a very worthwhile emotional journey that I (as an adult) could undertake in the safety of childrens toys surrounding me.

I wonder if my current situation has made me more receptive to this message, or whether it is there at all? I believe so strongly that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. Am I seeing things that aren’t there?

All of the above just proves that we are all different and we are all experiencing this life, well, individually. Comments anyone?

One Response to “Toy Story 3”

  1. name witheld Says:

    Beautiful post. I found what I needed. Do you care if I post this on my Facebook and give you credit? If not, it’s ok.

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