'Toy Story 4' scores a perfect 100 on Rotten Tomatoes thanks to highly positive reviews by critics
The Pixar film, teased to be the final installment in the hit franchise, promises to be as emotional as its predecessors, according to critics
Pixar is set to release 'Toy Story 4' on June 21, 2019, and fans are understandably excited. The animated franchise has widely been considered one of the best works done by the studio so far and after the emotional ending to its third movie, fans were unsure if the fourth and final installment would be a good idea. Those doubts have now been put to rest as the critics have spoken: 'Toy Story 4' is "heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated", and apparently worthy of a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The response to early screenings of the movie was extremely positive and an adorable trailer that introduced Forky, a spork suffering from an existential crisis, further boosted excitement for the project. That excitement has been taken to a whole other level, now that critics have posted their reviews. Rotten Tomatoes has scored the movie 100% fresh with 80 reviews on board so far. With an average rating of 8.52/10, 'Toy Story 4' promises to conquer hearts (and the box office).
'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2' are also rated at 100% on the review-aggregation website while 2010's 'Toy Story 3' comes close with a score of 98%.
Almost every past character is set to make a comeback in the new movie with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprising their leading roles for the first time in nearly a decade. Bo Peep, voiced by Annie Potts, will be returning to the series with a new look after her notable absence on 'Toy Story 3'. According to Metro, Hanks had previously told reporters that the ending of the fourth movie was a very emotional moment for him. He has lent his voice to Sheriff Woody since the first 'Toy Story' back in 1995.
The veteran actor said: "When it came to pass, I felt as though I was on the other side of the river waving to everybody I had left back in the old country. It was pretty profound."
'Toy Story 4' will also introduce some exciting new characters including Tony Hale's Forky, Christina Hendricks as the villainous Gabby Gabby, and stuntman toy Duke Caboom, voiced by Keanu Reeves. It was previously reported that 'Toy Story 4' might be the last Pixar sequel for the foreseeable future which will make this an extremely painful goodbye for a whole generation that grew up with these movies.