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Should You Go See "Toy Story 3?"

The team at HaveUHeard weighs in on whether the film gets a thumbs up with kids...

toy_story_3.jpegIs it me or does life as we know come to a screeching halt when summer arrives? People are busy heading to the beach and enjoying the outdoors - television has only a few "must see" series and celebrities slow their antics down. This leaves us with the secret marriages, bitter break-ups/divorces and what else but the summer movies geared towards children.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green secretly married while vacationing in Hawaii. Mel Gibson is once again throwing racial slurs at anyone who will dare to listen (I know I'm not). The brunt of his rage is being his ex-girlfriend, mother of his child. Finally, Tiger Woods and soon to be ex-wife, Elin are reaching a hefty $750 million divorce settlement.

Thankfully we can escape from "reality" with some summer movies. The first movie we saw was Toy Story 3.

"Toy Story 3" is the final movie in the sequel that focuses on children setting aside toys as they grow up. Woody, spaceman Buzz Lightyear and the other toys face a bittersweet change because Andy, their owner, is going to college. The toys hope to be sent to the attic where they can stay together, except for Woody, whom Andy plans to take with him. Unfortunately, in a series of mishaps the toys are mistakenly donated to a day-care center where toddlers unleash their terrible two style behavior on the toys. When the humans are away, the toys are ruled by a nasty stuffed bear named Lotso. Woody, ever loyal, sneaks in to help his pals escape.

The road traveled to escaping from the daycare center can be a bit scary for younger children. If you are looking for a feel good movie, I would not recommend this movie. As my six year old son stated, "It didn't make me feel happy." Summer and children's movies should definitely make you "feel happy."

Stay tuned for more summer movie reviews from HaveUHeard and next week, Role Mommy features our exclusive interviews with the cast of "Despicable Me!"

Posted in: Blog, HaveUHeard on 07/02/2010

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