Toy Story 4 matches the high standard the series has created for itself

Four movies into the Toy Story series, the comedy and drama still hold up.

After two decades of between the first and most recent release, Toy Story 4 definitely met the high standard the series has set for itself.

On June 21, 2019, the movie was released in theaters all over the world. Directed by Josh Cooley with a budget of 200 million USD, the movie came out to be 1 hour and 40 minutes long. 

When the movie was released, it made enormous amounts of money. The movie made an impressive 1.058 billion USD in box office sales, making it the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time. 

Rating an 8.1/10 on IMDb, 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 84% on Metacritic, Toy Story 4 did exceptionally well on popular movie rating sites. Personally, I was absorbed in the movie when I went to go see it with my family and have to agree with these ratings.

The movie contained comedy, drama, and many adventurous topics that made it appeal to almost all audiences. I have been following the Toy Story series and, to me, Toy Story 4 was an interesting and unexpected continuation to the franchise.  My favorite characters had to be the Bensons, the hilarious dummies that were an addition to the cast.

The movie follows the journey of Woody trying to get Forky, a toy Bonnie made, back when he goes missing.  It covers the decisions Woody faces and the trouble he goes through to get back a friend and help a kid out.

However, there are some things that did not sit right with me in the movie.  I disliked Bonnie’s character with a passion.  Anytime she would come onto the screen I would find myself groaning because I just did not like her.  In my opinion, Bonnie was just a very annoying character that caused way too many unnecessary problems. 

Along with these problems is a whole other issue.  As I mentioned, I’ve been following the Toy Story series but I have found that none can compare to the original Toy Story.  This is an issue that I have with all movie series, so I can’t put the blame on Toy Story solely, because the movies are still good.

Woody was voiced by Tom Hanks. Buzz Lightyear was voiced by Tim Allen. Forky, the new addition and main character of the movie, Forky, was voiced by Tony Hale.  Bo Peep was voiced by Annie Potts. Duke Caboom was voiced by Keanu Reeves.  Ducky and Bunny were voiced by Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Gabby Gabby was voiced by Christina Hendricks.

The movie is available for purchase on multiple media platforms.  These include Amazon Prime, Google Play Movies, and Vudu for $4.99.  Along with this, it is available on YouTube for $19.99.