Monday, July 5, 2010

Toy Story III

The word on the block is that Toy Story III was dark. "How can a story about toys, and kids, and growing up be dark?" I wondered. A few days ago with popcorn and 3D glasses in hand, once again I found myself in awe of people who can face their death with courage and not fear. Toy Story was dark. It was "beautiful/horrible," a new term I like to use in appropriate situations.

I won't spoil the ending for you but there is one scene with "people who can face their death with courage and not fear." Like many of those brave, courageous people in the camps of Nazi Germany. Like many of those brave, courageous people on the top floors of the New York World Trade Center and the people in the airplanes that brought the towers down. Like many people in hospitals and at home who die every day and whom I do not have honor of knowing.

Like the men and women of our armed forces and like their enemies who believe in what they fight for as strongly as we believe in what we fight for. Like those who do not believe in the merits of war at all but will go to their death for what they believe.

Like Toy Story's Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Rex, Hamm, Slinky, Mr & Mrs. Potato Head, The Aliens, and Barbie, I am in awe. If you haven't seen it, do. It was beautiful/horrible.

P.S. Did I mention that I cried. A full grown man crying is good.

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