The premiere for 'Lightyear', the hyped spinoff of the 'Toy Story' franchise happened last night and the reactions are very promising.
The film stars Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, but not as we know him. Confusingly, the Buzz Lightyear we know and love, voiced by Tim Allen, is actually the toy version of the real (inside the 'Toy Story' universe) Buzz, a space explorer.
While some people had their reservations that a spinoff to the adored Pixar franchise was needed, it's good to hear that that movie seems to be a hit.
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter under the #Lightyear hashtag:
There seems to be a lot of love in particular for Sox, Buzz's robotic feline companion in the film, voiced by Peter Sohn. It looks like Pixar took a leaf out of the box of 'The Mandalorian' and went for their own Baby Yoda cutesy companion.
#Lightyear is fully stolen by Sox.
Sox comes in and makes every scene better. The movie gets a new humor and pace once we meet Sox and everything is better.
Funny. Lovable. Genius. Sox! pic.twitter.com/l52rzpdAOb
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) June 9, 2022
Joining Evans and Sohn in the voice cast are Taika Waititi, Keke Palmer, James Brolin, Efren Ramirez, Uzo Aduba and Dale Soules. The film is directed by Angus Maclane.
The director said of the movie, "Buzz’s world was always something I was excited about. In 'Toy Story', there seemed to be this incredible backstory to him being a Space Ranger that’s only touched upon, and I always wanted to explore that world further."
'Lightyear' blasts off to theatres on June 17, 2022.