Forde said:So me and TG went to watch Toy Story 4.
This was pretty neat.
It just hit me, but this is the first Toy Story without an actual villain. Honestly, the ending wasn't as tearjerking as I've seen people make it out to be. It felt like a bittersweet farewell that leaned more on the sweet side of bittersweet. Sure Woody left his friends, but they were ok with it. No one really was sad about it because they knew in their hearts that as much as Woody really loves children, he really just wants to stay with Bo Peep.
Speaking of which, Bo Peep was a character I never cared about in her previous appearances. She never did much outside of reminding Woody that Andy needed him and she was the average "beautiful woman that serves as a secondary motivator for the protagonist."
Which is why I love what they did with her here. Now THAT's a Bo Peep I can be bothered to care about. She has seen development, she's now this independant clay figurine who thinks and acts like a real woman. She felt like a woman, if anything, she actually has a personality beside "Woody pls take care of our giant homie." Even still she still retains whatever sass she had back then and added so much on top of that. Never did I think I'd see the day when shed start bossing around Woody. What a sight, she's really come a long way.
Forky on the other hand... I mean hes a nice character and all, and very interesting design-wise, but to me he really felt like a plot device, with the devs making it so Bonnie needs him to the point where Woody has to go out of his way to rescue him, thus really taking up a big part of the movie. But at least that plot device lead to Woody finding his girl, so there's that. And my god are those visuals so gorgeous this time around.
So yeah... great movie. Also Woody X Bo is officially an OTP now. They had a lot more interaction this time, instead of having this minor dynamic. Yeah.