Buzz Lightyear is back, but this time he’s taking on more than just space adventures. He’s got real life problems.
Although there are rumours of a Toy Story 5 on the drawing board, the movie Lightyear is not a sequel but rather a spin-off of the franchise.
Lightyear tells the story of the human Buzz Lightyear and how our favourite space ranger became immortalised as a toy action figure that Andy has in the first Toy Story movie back in 1995.
While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.
With its fabulous animation, this story is a tribute to the power of teamwork and friendship, exactly what you’d expect from the Toy Story universe.
And what better voice for Buzz than the one and only Captain America, Chris Evans. He’s always been known as a great hero, with an unshakable sense of courage plus he can throw some hard hits when needed!
Saw #Lightyear yesterday I’m not ashamed to say I cried in the first half hour🙃 so many lessons/advice in a short amount of time, LOVED IT- the main characters😍🤩👏🏼 hilarious,smart A MUST SEE, and @ChrisEvans swooonn the man is on fire,he was the best thing about the movie🔥
— JacintaMaher☀️🌴💕 (@JacintaMaher) June 19, 2022
The animation builds incredible worlds full of adorably oddball characters, many of which are new. Buzz Lightyear and Zurg are the only two characters to appear from the Toy Story films.
The vibrant voice cast including Keke Palmer as Izzy Hawthorne, Peter Sohn as robot cat character SOX, Taika Waititi as Mo Morrison, Dale Soules as Darby Steel and James Brolin as Zurg.
— Pixar’s Lightyear (@PixarsLightyear) June 20, 2022
The movie also pays tribute to scenes and plot points from classic science fiction films, including the original Star Wars trilogy, Alien, Star Trek, Lost in Space and even the original Thunderbirds TV series from the 60s.
Toy Story fans will have plenty of new reasons to cheer in Lightyear, an entertaining film that’s Pixar at its comfort zone.
In a time when people’s lives are constantly under attack, this story of perseverance and teamwork will make you feel like the world is worth fighting for.
Screening in cinemas now
So #Lightyear was SUCH AN AWESOME film! Words cannot describe how good this movie was, the message it gave was just incredible. And made me cry so bad! I’m gonna go watch it again!
To Infinity and Beyond! 🪐🛸🐱💙 pic.twitter.com/hGDa5BYklF
— LoganJTruong (FlutterRose) (@FlutterRoze) June 19, 2022