Toy Story 3 reviews look quite familiar so far. All of the Toy Story 3 reviews have been positive, like Toy Story and Toy Story 2. At this point, it’s safe to say that any fears of another awful, legacy-tarnishing ‘3’ movie have been quelled. Now, once the movie opens this weekend, debate will turn to where it ranks in the franchise, and in the Pixar resume. Of course, ranking the greatest Pixar films has been a subjective, difficult task for years. Yet, according to the Rotten Tomatoes scores, Toy Story 3 reviews are threatening to be the best in Pixar history.
There are still many more critics who will send their rulings today and tomorrow. But, as of noon today, the data for Toy Story 3 have been perfect on Rotten Tomatoes, just like the first two. The current count is 37 “fresh” reviews out of 37, with an 8.7 rating out of 10.
The Toy Story 3 reviews have continued the perfect legacy of the franchise, at least thus far. But, when the first two movies were released, it was before Rotten Tomatoes really made it big. Nowadays, the site collects well over a hundred different reactions per film, unlike in 1995 and 1999. So, this makes it more likely that at least one negative review will trickle in eventually.
Who will be the first critic to ever give a negative review for a Toy Story movie? Whoever it is will be a lone voice, but perhaps not one that everyone will disagree with. Even some of the positive responses only give the film three stars, ruling that the bar was set too high by Pixar and the first two movies. Given that this summer has been so rotten, and that critics aren’t used to seeing a good third film, these factors might enhance the ratings a bit.
But, as long as the Toy Story 3 reviews are perfect, the movie still has a shot at having the best scores in Pixar history. The original rules the roost with an average 8.9 rating out of 10, while the sequel just has an 8.6. With an 8.7, the third film still has a shot to overtake the original, at least in the average rating.
Even if the Toy Story 3 reviews have one or two negative critics, it should still rank in the upper echelon of Pixar. Other than the three Toy Story films, the highest ranked Pixar movies are Up and Finding Nemo, with a 98 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. The Incredibles has 97 percent, while Ratatouille and WALL-E are tied with 96 percent, and Monsters Inc. has 95 percent.
Today and tomorrow should bring in even more raves, even if a rotten response sneaks in. Yet, the Toy Story 3 reviews still paint a very promising picture, unlike so much this summer. The toys return -and perhaps not a minute too soon – tomorrow in 2-D and 3-D theaters everywhere.
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