My son wasn’t even born when the first Toy Story came out. He was born two years later. But it seems that from the time he was born this series has been a part of our hearts and a part of our life. We love the characters and we are always ready to watch the next one. I really didn’t know what to think about this one. I haven’t seen a lot of trailers for it. From what I heard most of my older kids didn’t want to go see it. That saddened this mama’s heart just a little I have to tell you. But I took my girl and off we went to watch this movie. I love that it is framed as what Andy was watching that got him into the Buzz Lightyear toys and action figures. It kind of filled out the plot holes with that one. I love the story that we went and saw last night and the way it made me laugh out loud many times. I think this one will stand up to the test of time with the younger kids for sure. They are going to love it. There’s a couple of scenes towards the end in here that is kind of scary so if you have children who are sensitive just be prepared for that. I definitely think my grandchildren (I don’t have any but you never know when they’ll come) would enjoy this movie over and over just like all the Pixar and Disney shows! So be prepared. There’s two end scenes after the credits so hang out and wait for them too. Would I watch it again?… Yeah, if someone told me they hadn’t seen it and would I watch it with them, then I would. Would I sit down to watch it by myself? No probably not. My kids are older now and we have things to do. Would I play it in the background for little ones that didn’t get scared…yes. All day everyday I would play this movie for them. If you have young kids then do yourself a favor and go see this one. You won’t regret it and will laugh quite a bit at this one. I wasn’t sure how I would do with Chris Evans being the voice of Lightyear but honestly he sounds so much like Tim Allen that I didn’t really notice it. Taika Waititi was in this one too. I said to my daughter that sounds like Taika. She was like it is. He is just so funny. I told my oldest son when we got home that he would have loved it. I do believe that even the older kids who aren’t kids anymore will enjoy this film. Good time. Go see it.
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Stars, filmmakers and special guests came together tonight at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre to celebrate Pixar Animation Studios’ 26th feature film, “Lightyear.” Members of the voice cast in attendance include Chris Evans (Buzz Lightyear), Keke Palmer (Izzy Hawthorne), Peter Sohn (Sox), Dale Soules (Darby Steel), James Brolin (Zurg), Uzo Aduba (Alisha Hawthorne), Mary McDonald-Lewis (I.V.A.N.), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Commander Burnside) and Efren Ramirez (Airman Díaz). Joining them were filmmakers Angus MacLane (directed by/story by/screenplay by), Galyn Susman, p.g.a. (produced by), Jason Headley (story by/screenplay by) and Michael Giacchino (music by). Special guests in attendance include Jabari Banks, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sherry Cola, Matt Cornett, Denise Crosby, Patrick Fabian, Xochitl Gomez, Jack Dylan Grazer, Tiffany Haddish, Skai Jackson, De Andre Jordan, Nathan Kress, Tom Marshburn, Griffin Matthews, Aaron Paul, Kristen Schaal, Iman Shumpert, Patrick Starr, Andre Swilley, Jon Voight, Ramona Young and Idara Victor.
“Lightyear” opens in theaters June 17, 2022.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.
The film features the voices of Chris Evans as accomplished Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as the enigmatic Zurg. The voice cast also includes Mary McDonald-Lewis as onboard computer I.V.A.N., Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside, Efren Ramirez as Airman Diaz, and Keira Hairston as Young Izzy. Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”), produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”) and featuring a score by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“The Batman,” “Up”), Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” opens only in theaters on June 17, 2022.