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Toy Story is part of popular culture, of the life and experience of a whole generation, or even more. The adventures of Woody, Buzz, and company surprised us in 1995, they reaffirmed themselves as a masterpiece with Toy Story 2 four years later and, when we had almost forgotten that the toys came alive when we did not look at them, Pixar decided to take up the series to break mentally and then recompose ourselves with the great Toy Story 3. That's where many thought that this series did not give more than itself and that the history of these endearing characters had come to an end. We were wrong.
As Toy Story 4 shows, the end of one story is just the beginning of another, and there are always ways to keep growing. If the first two deliveries Lasseter introduced us characters that with Lee Unkrich reached maturity, now in this fourth part, with Josh Cooley at the controls, put the icing on an evolution of characters that already seem to have reached the peak, telling stories apparently childish, but full of nuances with which the audience will identify: loyalty, fear of rejection, friendship, lost love ... Always without losing the good humor and taking out a smile of complicity or, directly, an open laugh. It can be said that Toy Story and Pixar have not lost their touch.
All the characters in Toy Story 4 evolve throughout the hour and 40 minutes that the film lasts, either through their experiences or with a moment of epiphany and clarity, making almost nobody save themselves from the change along the way, and being almost always natural, so that the little ones of the family understand it, and deep, as to touch the potato of the most talluditos until the point of making cry (yes, again) with certain scenes of the narration. It is true that on this occasion the prominence lies in excess in the two main characters and the new, leaving many old acquaintances in an excessively secondary plane for much of the footage. It is not a film as choral as on other occasions, it could be said.
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However, this decision allows Pixar to create a series of new signings to join. The most relevant and round is, without a doubt, Teni, about which part of the plot of Toy Story 4 revolves. It is a toy handmade by Bonnie who prefers to be trash to be a toy, but Woody and company try to protect him because it is the new favorite toy of the human. From there, Teni has a journey of self-discovery and growth, as well as many of the film's star moments. Betty seconds, who was missing in Toy Story 3, and here we will know why and what he has been doing, Ducky and Bunny - two irreverent stuffed animals stuck to each other - and some other character. As you can see, it is a bunch of new names, which explain the secondary role of many of the originals, since there would not be enough footage to understand everyone's motivations.
And the truth is that in that sense Toy Story 4 is successful, allowing us to understand all the characters through this adventure without rushing the narrative. Those who have no personal journey are left aside in pursuit of a story with its own stamp, which knows how to differentiate from what was told in the first three installments of the series (although there are moments of reminiscence here and there). Maybe because of that intention not to run to tell us what we want to tell, at times the story is somewhat slow ... More than we would like.
It could be argued that Pixar does it so that we can look at all the details of the animation of characters, scenarios and other ... And the truth is that they are right because Toy Story 4 is simply a real joy in audiovisual, careful to the point that, despite its apparent simplicity, shows a clear evolution since the series debuted makes a whopping 24 years.
All this, in addition, to take us to a bittersweet ending, but with which we have felt more than comfortable. The door to a possible new adventure will always be open, but this time more than ever, we believe it is not necessary. Not so much for what they tell us in Toy Story 4, but for the feeling that all the characters in the narrative have reached a point where they do not need to live new adventures to keep evolving as a person ... this ... toys They come alive when nobody looks at them.
Personally, this series has been with me for decades and has meant a lot to me at many levels, seeing me reflected in its characters for a long time. Now with Toy Story 4, that reflection goes even further, with already mature characters, as the audience that originally knew them, and different goals to when they started the adventure. That's why Toy Story has always known how to hit the key and grow with a generation of viewers. Therefore, precisely, I think it is more difficult to continue telling stories of this world. Also, you do not need them either. This fourth installment is a more than worthy ending to the adventures of Buzz, Woody, Rex, Slinky, the Patata family, Jessie, Perdigón, RC, Betty, and the whole gang.
A final more than worthy, with an interesting story, characters that continue to evolve and the right mix of humor and drama that has been so well to Toy Story since its first delivery, more than 23 years ago. However, it leaves aside an important part of the classic characters, favoring especially the new signings and the two main protagonists of the series. On the other hand, the pace is not exactly constant, with some downturns that will serve us to taste the extraordinary work of Pixar in its characters, scenarios, and others, but that slow the action too much.