Toy Story 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This animated family sequel provides another great adventure for young children. Toy Story 2 is hilarious and fast-paced, but is also as loveable as the first.


Buzz and the toys must embark on a mission to rescue Woody after he is stolen by a greedy toy collector who will shortly become museum property with his new friends, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete.

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Movie details

Director: John Lasseter
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Andrew Stanton, Wallace Shawn, Jim Varney, Wayne Knight, Kelsey Grammer
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb
Release Date (Australia): 2 December 1999
Runtime: 93 minutes/1h 33m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (G)

The film contains very mild crude humour and scenes that feature threat and peril.

Violence (G)

The film includes very mild animated violence in the form of slapstick fight scenes that feature hitting and kicking.

mpaa rating

G (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Toy Story 2 brings back the original animated classic’s witty characters, charming humour and fun adventure. But although Woody’s journey in this sequel surprisingly remains as jolly as his first mission to rescue Buzz Lightyear, the design and ideas are completely renewed. Overall, families with young children will truly adore it, especially if they’ve hysterically enjoyed 1995’s Toy Story.

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the original’s cast all reprise their roles, but along comes new toys to add extra charm! Joan Cusack voices unforgettable Jessie the cowgirl and Wayne Knight voices the engaging toy thief. The additional characters, protagonists and antagonists, are extremely loveable.

There’s still the amazing use of visually-stunning computer-animation techniques, alongside heaps more jokes and entertaining moves. The eagerness will certainly excite you, if not amuse you more than the original. However, this animation probably should’ve avoided the minor complications between the characters. That’s right, Toy Story 2 would’ve been completely perfect if it dodged some character arguments and disagreements. Thankfully, this element is passable and will be highly adored by young children.

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