Posted by Fran on December 01, 1999 at 00:15:26:
In Reply to: Level 13.net posted by Little Big Man on November 30, 1999 at 16:01:13:
Having seen "Toy Story 2" 3 times now, I cannot praise highly enough the amount of inventivness evident in this film. The story takes the characters to the next level, and they develop beautifully. The voice acting is confident, and the acting/animation proves that at least for now that Pixar has no peers. The art direction is subtle. The layout is incredibly fluid. Technically, the film is a marvel, and while some may quibble about the use of the [less-than-updated] humans from the original film, there can be no doubt that the NEW humans (Al and the Toy Fixer-upper) are big leaps forward. Their shapes are more broad, and the textures are more detailed. QUIBBLES, I say--dammit. Who cares when you're having so much fun. At all the [sold out] screenings I saw, the kids sat quietly while the adults rolled in the aisles with laughter (and at all 3 screenings I saw, the audience was comprised mostly of adults). Screw the "more adult" cartoon wanna-be's of the last year. The industry should be proud to have 3 such great films such as "Iron Giant" "South Park" and "Toy Story 2" out this year. That they happen to be animated should make the aniMATion industry that much more proud. That they attempt to be GREAT FILMS rather than imitate Disney's success gives me hope. THEY are the more mature animated films of the last decade. NOTHING else comes close (ARE YOU LISTENING, JEFFERY???????????) "Toy Story 2" has set the bar VERY high. Here's hoping there'll be a few in the next year that move it even higher! CONGRATULATIONS PIXAR!
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