Disney and Pixar apparently have another hit on their hands with Toy Story 4. When the sequel was first announced, many fans believed it was a mistake to continue after the last movie. As production carried on, we started to learn more about the movie, including new characters and cast members and the excitement level started to grow. The addition of Tony Hale, Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele have reportedly given the upcoming movie something special.
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have both commented on how emotional Toy Story 4 is with Hanks even calling it "historical." It appears the actors weren't exaggerating since the first reactions to the movie have been on par with what they teased. More than one person has claimed that it is the best movie out of the entire franchise, which is debatable, but it is telling when more than one person is saying that. The sequel brings the Buzz and Woody story to a close and audiences may want to pack some tissues with them.
While the Buzz and Woody story is coming to a close in Toy Story 4, it does leave the door open for a future with the new characters who were introduced. On that note, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been labeled as scene stealers for their new characters. It looks like we might be seeing more of them in the future. Keanu Reeves' Duke Caboom is getting a lot of praise too, but that was to be expected since he was already getting an early buzz from when it was announced he was officially a part of the cast.
For fans who are on the fence about Toy Story 4, the early reactions are calling it a good conclusion with some going out of their way to call it "necessary." Many didn't and still don't believe the movie needed another installment, but these early reactions are going against that train of thought. When it comes down to it, the fans who don't want to see the movie might end up pleasantly surprised when the credits roll. We'll just have to wait for the movie to hit theaters on June 20th.
Only time will tell if Toy Story 4 goes down in history as the best installment in the franchise. For now, the early reactions are heaping praise on it, which should be pretty exciting for Disney and Pixar fans who have been waiting to see the movie for years now. Disney is also looking at another successful box office run with the sequel, which may end up breaking records when all is said and done. You can check out some of the early Toy Story 4 reactions below while we wait for the movie to hit theaters in a few weeks.