Toy Story 2 (1999) (mini-review++)

03(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 10

directing 10

effects 10

editing 10

writing 10

SW SCORE: 50

5 out of 5 🐙

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The anticipated sequel to Toy Story did not suffer from a sophomore slump. Despite the slew of amazing Pixar offerings yet to come, I still say this is the finest Pixar movie ever made (and it’s not my favorite but I can’t deny the greatness). Everything about it is perfect. It’s the child of a studio that, just two films ago, was a new wunderkind but was now a certified powerhouse. Pixar was feeling itself and the confidence and receipts and perfect combination of the studio’s immense talent and creative process delivered an absolute gem.

Feels level (0 being no tears, 10 being waterfall): 4 – When Woody decides to stay Jessie and the dealer’s pristine collection and leave Andy and all the other toys, it hits hard. But it was not a tear duct moment. Maybe I was just too cold and emotionally immature at the time.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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