I saw Toy Story 3 with my parents yesterday. After the movie, we all came to one conclusion: It was the worst of the trilogy, and too scary. It was almost a very bad movie.
The beginning was okay, and there was nothing bad there. In fact, the beginning and the very VERY end were the only good parts of the movie. The middle had a LOT of fighting and violence. At one point they are carried off in a dump truck, and Buzz Lightyear glows (because he can glow in the dark) with an eerie green light. My mother says, "It looked like a horror movie. It also reminded me of a horror movie." In the eerie light they desperately climb over the pieces of dirty glass, plastic, and paper, which is a scene that could look creepy. What shocked me the most (and scared me!) was the scene where all of the toys are holding hands with their eyes closed, waiting for a very painful death. They are sliding down into a big, fiery pit, which is an incinerator. It was very sad, and it really shocked me. I am especially afraid of fire, so this is NOT a movie I want to see again. Just because of that scene. You can also see some of the plastic toys' 'skin' starting to blacken.
"Lotso" the bear who is the antagonist in this movie, is stuck to what he thinks is right. And this is what he thinks is right: "If your kid replaces you, or donates you, or sells you, or anything along those lines, they do not love you at all and never will." He is very brutal, and causes the fire scene. He will attack any toy that wants to go home, back to their kid. If they toy loves the kid, the toy should try and give the kid a 'second chance.' Lotso never realizes this along the course of the movie, and never softens. He stays just as cold and doesn't change, and that is not a good message. Lotso forces Woody and the other new toys to stay in the Caterpillar Room, where they abused and thrown around by young toddlers. At the end of the movie, a guy who is taking care of the trash and taking trash from trashcans back to the dump truck, finds Lotso. "I had me one of these when I was a kid!" He exclaims, and tapes Lotso to the front of the garbage truck. There are other toys there who have been 'abused' and 'worn out' from being tapes to the front of a truck for many days. They could have inserted a message there that said "Even if I'm not a kid anymore, I can't treat this thing like trash." Though the movie ends well, and Andy expresses his good feelings toward his toys, it is sad that Disney Pixar would make such a scary movie. In my opinion, some of Pixar's PG movies were milder than this, but that is just my family's opinion. This should have been given a PG rating at the least.