After watching screenwriter Michael Arndt’s videos on storytelling the other week, I wanted to go and watch something he’d written. So I rented Toy Story 3, which I’d missed when it came out. And true to his video, it really did follow the structure he’d broken down, right to the two-minute climax bookended by betrayal and hopelessness.
What I think is really wonderful about the film though is that it ultimately brings it all back to the human characters, which is a hard feat given that they’re barely in the movie. But the toys’ own emotional journeys mirror that of their owners. So when it does conclude on the human characters, we’re able to tap right into what they’re feeling.
Of course, Pixar has always been ludicrously good at that….
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