‘Toy Story 4’ will make you cry your eyes out

Sequels raise suspicion but fan-favorite children’s movie has it all with actors, writing, emotionality



You’re already emotional, aren’t you?

ROOS HELGESEN, Evergreen columnist

Fair warning: You are going to cry, no “ifs,” “ands” or “buts” about it.

Let me say right off the bat, “Toy Story 4” was an amazing movie.

When producers first announced they were going to make a fourth “Toy Story,” I was skeptical. The last three films in the franchise were all great and fulfilling, and it’s hard to do that.

It’s hard to make a good trilogy, and almost impossible to make four good movies.

Look at “Indiana Jones” or the Jason Bourne movies. The first three movies were masterpieces. When you think they’re done — nope. Here is another one that makes me lose faith in humanity.

And yet, here it is a beautiful fourth movie which is arguably better than all the others.

When our lord and savior Keanu Reeves plays a character called Duke Kaboom, you know it’s going to be good.

Director Josh Cooley outdoes himself on his big screen debut. He manages to keep all the old characters while focusing and introducing more new characters to add to the “Toy Story” lineup.

They are all amazing and beautifully voice acted.

“Toy Story 4” follows Forky, voiced by Tony Hale, who a spork with googly eyes attached to them made by Bonnie, played by Emily Hahn, at her kindergarten orientation.

Forky instantly becomes important to her as he helps her cope with going into a new environment.

Forky, on the other hand, is not so enthused about being brought to life and does not understand what is happening. So, he tries to escape.

The rest of the film follows Forky and Woody, played by Tom Hanks, as they once again try to get home to their childen.

This movie is amazing, and I would highly recommend bringing a box of tissues, because, oh boy, you’re going to need them.

“Toy Story 4” will be showing in the CUE auditorium at 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.