Although you'd normally be skeptical of how good a fourth movie could be in any franchise, it's different with 'Toy Story'.
Why? For the simple reason that it ended on such a perfect note with 'Toy Story 3' that you have to think that bringing it back isn't going be done lightly or simply for the sake of it. Truly, where the trilogy ended was the perfect send-off - so why bring it back?
If, like us, you had some genuine fears about how 'Toy Story 4' was going to play out, you needn't worry. Going by these early social media reactions from US outlets, it looks like there's nothing to worry about.
Quite a number of the tweets cite the fears everyone had and point out that 'Toy Story 4' is not only worth it, but could very well be the best sequel Pixar has ever made. We'll have our own review up online this coming week, but for now, here's a few tweets to give you an idea of what to expect.
'Toy Story 4' arrives in Irish cinemas on June 21st.
Erik Davis - Fandango
#ToyStory4 is another fantastic entry in the series & the one installment that feels most like an adventure movie. With themes of hard goodbyes, second chances & finding your way home, it’s packed w/ big belly laughs, but I also cried harder here than I have for any of the others pic.twitter.com/MoFFY2pNqJ
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 brings a conclusion to the story of Buzz & Woody that we never knew we wanted but is totally worth it. It sets up a potential future for the franchise with a host of new characters. Definitely a quality Pixar film and one of their best sequels.
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) June 7, 2019
Steven Weintraub, Collider.com
A few things about #ToyStory4 :
The level of animation that @Pixar has achieved in this film is astounding.#KeanuReeves is so awesome as Duke Caboom.
The theater we saw it in was a bit dusty...
And i loved the entire movie. So well done. Absolutely recommended. pic.twitter.com/u5ExEZBf6w
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 7, 2019
Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider
#ToyStory4 is a touching and moving addition to the franchise. BRING THE TISSUES!!! You will fall in love with Forky and @KeeganMKey / @JordanPeele steal every scene as these guys 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/WpKli7wyrT
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) June 7, 2019
Jacob Hall, /Film
TOY STORY 4: Only Pixar at the top of their game can make a third sequel to a franchise about living toys that’s a poignant look at learning to prioritize your own happiness over the happiness of others. Also: feels as definitively final as 3 did. Keanu Reeves steals it all.
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) June 7, 2019