Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?

Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?

Buzz Lightyear is one of the main characters in the famous Toy Story cartoon series. The brave space ranger has come a long way from the main rival of the cowboy Woody to his close friend and colleague. However, little is known about the backstory of the big man. Only once does Andy mention the movie that the toys were based on. And now, after 27 years, we can finally watch the same blockbuster. The new Pixar cartoon, which received the laconic title “Buzz Lightyear” (Lightyear), is dedicated to the “real” Ranger. I have already looked at the picture and am ready to answer the main question of the century: is infinity really not the limit?

What were we waiting for

Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?
Since the first day of the announcement, the most incredible theories have multiplied around the Buzz Lightyear. Someone said that we would see a story about the life of the actor who played the famous space ranger. Others argued that the cartoon would be dedicated exclusively to the adventures of a character for whom everything that happens is real.

The first trailer cleared things up a bit. We were shown space flights, robots and unusual creatures. The soundtrack, Starman by David Bowie, also set the right mood.

Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?
It became clear that the cartoon would be quite serious, even gloomy. Pixar is famous for its ability to show adult themes simply and tastefully, just remember the recent “Soul” (Soul). Better than them, no one could have made a dramatic hero out of Lightyear.

A separate question – lor. In Toy Story 2, we saw Zurg, who was not only the main villain for the ranger, but also his father (just like Darth Vader and Luke). However, the causes of the conflict remained behind the scenes. The creators had a difficult task – to present a different look at the once popular character, create a new universe that could develop separately from Toy Story, and make the film interesting for the widest possible audience. The main fans of Lightyear have long become adults, which means that a completely children’s project would be a mistake.

Plot

Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?
The story begins chaotically – a huge ship, similar to a turnip, is carrying frozen people to an unknown planet. To check the environment, an automated system unfreezes the ranger team. Remotely, the plot resembles Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, even the spacesuits are similar. Contrary to expectations, Lightyear is not a captain. The squad is led by a lively African-American lesbian who takes the mission much easier than the gloomy and concentrated Buzz.

The planet is hostile. Aggressive plants and insects live there. The skirmish with the local fauna is reminiscent of the battle from Warhammer 40,000, plasma swords in place.

Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?
During a hasty evacuation, Lighter loses control of the ship and damages the fuel tank, leaving people on the planet.

Unsuccessful attempts to recreate the fuel begin. Over and over again, scientists experiment with the formula, but there are no results. In parallel, the colonists are developing the settlement, building a semblance of houses and a fence from beetles. The reasons for the space odyssey will never be told to us. It seems that about half an hour of exposition was cut out of the cartoon.

Review of the cartoon “Buzz Lightyear”. A new Pixar creation that will outshine Toy Story?
There is also a problem with fuel. How it happened that scientists are not aware of the composition of the most important resource is a mystery. They seem to be trying to explain this moment by the difference between chemical elements and terrestrial ones, but nowhere else does such a problem arise.

A few years later, Buzz is sent on the first experimental flight – a stable fuel sample has allegedly been found. But the test fails, moreover, a side effect is discovered – seconds for Lighter turn out to be years on the planet. Again, it is not clear how this information eluded scientists in the course of research.

It is not difficult to predict further events – the adventure will not be fun. As I expected, the story turned out to be adult and serious, and Lighter goes through a real personal drama, albeit shown in a light format. Pixar once again masterfully juggles accents, making the film accessible to children and interesting to adults.

 

Upset the confusion in the eyeballs. We don’t know anything about the Earth, no one even tries to contact it. Lightyear constantly talks about returning home, but where exactly? The picture desperately lacks the prescribed lore. Either the creators decided to keep the details for the sequel, or they simply couldn’t come up with something worthwhile, which is a pity.

 

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