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The ship definitely looks like it would make a good starting point for a Battlestar Galactica Viper MOC.
technic differential housings.
...this really made me smile.
Maybe we'll get a gritty western franchise starring a good-natured cowboy and his sidekicks bringing justice to a frontier town?
The origin of the Woody doll was already covered in Toy Story 2, so while Lightyear as a concept is a little out of line with the established Toy Story universe it’s only a little out of line. A gritty version of Woody’s Round Up would tear any continuity to pieces.
I have no issue with deeper meaning in movies, even for kids. Those themes can challenge us to the core and cause us to consider our own lives in very meaningful ways. But, even as far back as Wall-E (and maybe further), the growing need to include a sub-narrative has only grown. I'm not here to say any of the messages are bad/disrespectful/controversial/etc... However, I know I enjoy movies for myself and my kids that are, at their core, just a lighthearted kids movie.
Lightyear appears to be a visual masterpiece and will certainly be entertaining in it's own right. But even the previews give a feeling to me of that deeper sub-narrative, whatever it may be. I'll just approach it cautiously. I tend to reserve my judgement of movies until after I've seen them as knowing something first hand usually offers a greater ability to give an accurate opinion; even if only one's personal opinion that may or may not be shared by others.
The sets look to be a fun addition to the world of LEGO at the very least!
Coco was pretty good, and Soul was an unusual departure for the current social climate. I can't say as I disagree with the rest of the recent offerings, TS4 included. Maybe I'm jaded because of Marvel and SW quality clearly going off of a cliff, but there is an obvious lack of good storytelling with most of the major studios nowadays.
(But I think it is unreasonable to expect TS, Monsters Inc., Up, Incredibles 1/2, Inside Out, Wall-e, etc., every time out. The creative pool gets stretched or dries up. Or sometimes a story just doesn't work.)
Was there anything that happens that insults my intelligence or is obviously contrived to move a disjointed plot along?
But in the main they all have a good story, well-done animation, great voice acting, and the right mix of action and pathos and little nods to the grown-ups that I find them altogether entertaining. Which is pretty awesome for children's animation.
I expect this to be the same. The trailer with David Bowie music gave me goosebumps and I loved the spaceship so much. Seeing as we won't get a 90th anniversary Classic Space set this is the closest I'll get I reckon. I'll take it, thanks.