Well, I could crack a joke about how this movie makes you feel like a kid again but I don't want to toy around. Of course, not all of those who are kids already should watch this movie.
The basic plot is that Woody, a cowboy doll with unnatural talents of ventriloquism and being hit by toolboxes, is accused of murdering Buzz Lightyear, no introduction is needed, because he seems to be Andy's new favorite toy. (Yes, the word "murderer" is used several times. Very loudly.) Later Woody finds Buzz alive and, during the trek back home, they end up with a kid who likes to blow up, you guessed it, toys. He also likes to rip off toy's heads and put them on other toys, creating some scary, scary monsters. Probably the scariest of which looks like a mechanical spider with claws and with the head of a giant baby doll that's missing an eye so you can see straight through to the inside of the back of its head. As you can imagine, there's a bit of screaming in this movie.
Near the start, the kid, named Sid, is actually seen blowing up a toy. He lights the wick on the dynamite his mom probably bought for him, the camera cuts away, rubble is seen flying everywhere, and we cut back to reveal a crater in Sid's backyard where a poor Combat Carl used to be. We never see the toy move before it's blown up so, coupled with the fact that it's just a toy, somehow it seems less alive, and thus less scary. But then you really think about it and realize that, since the toys are alive, this makes the only death in the Toy Story franchise to date. And, of course, there's the trademark Toy Story fistfight. There's at least one in every film.
The finale made me, again, have to cover my eyes when I was little but obviously if I told you, I'd blow the ending. As with most of the eerie Toy Story moments, it still freaks me out a bit today. But compared to Toy Story 3 it's just, pardon me, child's play. I heard that there were more teens and adults going to Toy Story 3 than small children. I feel bad for the small children. Now they're gonna have nightmares.
If there are two things Pixar, especially in Toy Story, has developed a rep for, they're, one, making good movies and, two, scaring the living daylights out of small and/or sensitive children. By the way, don't let anyone under six see Toy Story 3, sensitive or strong. Need I mention the nightmares?
Still, there's no language in this movie. There's a lot of name-calling and I mean a lot but I can't say there's any language. The worst line is when Woody is making fun of Buzz Lightyear and he calls him "Mr. Lite Beer". When the loyal Slinky Dog is sticking up for Woody at the staff meeting, Mr. Potato Head takes off his own lips (it's Mr. Potato Head, he can do that) and starts tapping them against his butt, subtly calling Slinky something to the effect of a kiss-up. It's funny but it's another reason this should have been PG. There's nothing dirty but there is an offscreen kiss between Woody and the Little Bo Peep doll. As far as messages, there are two valuble lessons in this movie: "You've got a friend in me" and "always wear your seat belt."
Toy Story fans, listen up! Rumors have spread that Toy Story 3 is the last Toy Story movie. This is in fact... plausible. The director of Toy Story 3, when questioned about a Toy Story 4, said, "There may be opportunities for Woody and Buzz in the future, but we don't have any plans for anything right now." So, basically there may or may not be another Toy Story. Nobody knows. If there isn't in another eleven years, I'm writing somebody a letter.