Toy Story 4
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This, frankly, is a hard movie to rate just as a movie. It asks questions most of us today prefer to remain usasked. It raises various prejudices to the surface.
I first aw it on TV as a child. Less than ten years of age. I didn't understand it fully, but it none the less left a mark on me -- and a desire to see it again. Something I just recently did after some time searching for it by theme, not remembering the film's actual name.
It is easy to write off this film as part of some early `50s paranoia. But the fears and concerns of those times were not *just* paranoia, as an honest look at history reveals. Nor is the film shallow and one-sided. No, its storyline asks us ask questions of ourselves and of our values -- just as the film characters have to ask questions of themselves, and see contradictions in their own points of view.
Hollywood would never make this film today. The media would scream in anger, and some in the population would feel very threatened if some indi film maker did do so.
I like to ask myself questions. Yes, even when I am less than satisfied with the answers such question put in my mind -- even as just "possibilities."
So, again, this is a hard film to simply review. I wish more films fell into that category. Sometimes I'm simply sick and tired of all the 'easy answers' we are today expected to simply accept.
Worth a view? Absolutely!