NOT good for sensitive kids who still 'believe' things are 'real'. VERY INTENSE for small children.
Just an fyi that we feel that kids should be 6 and up for the new Toy Story movie.
Of course, It's just our experience with our twin 5 year old girls and 8 year old son, but our 2 girls found several parts of Toy Story 3 too intense and scary. And even 3 days later, one of them is saying that it was too scary and she never, ever, ever, wants to see that movie again. They are now skeptical of all of those toys shown in the movie.
(Spoiler info below)
Basically, the good toys get involved with some 'bad' toys at a day care center who not only 'punish' the good toys by locking them up in cages (crates) and putting them 'in the box (sandbox)' for trying to escape, but the climax involves a very intense scene of all the good toys (Woody, Buzz, etc) heading towards extermination in a landfill incinerator. (reminded us of the fiery last scene in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith). And the meanest toy is heartless and cruel throughout and even with many chances to 'change and do the right thing', he keeps choosing to be bitter and a villian.
If you have a young child who still 'believes' in things, then this might not be the best choice. We didn't even see it in 3D and the effect would have been even more intense.
We loved the other two Toy Story movies and still watch them all the time, but we were disappointed in the story line for this long-awaited movie. It's as though they made scary moments longer and more dramatic than necessary for 'effect'. Beginning is fine, end is fine, but the middle had our girls crying and screaming. Many little ones all around the theatre were jumping into their parents laps and we were all trying to explain that is wasn't real....but it took almost 20 minutes for 'everything to be okay' and that was frustrating.
The movie is a good Pixar family movie, but we feel that people with young kids 5 and under may want to not see it on the big screen.
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