Film review: Disney’s Lightyear starring Chris Evans
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- Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 14:01
- Last Updated on 14 June 2022
- Monica Costa
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If you put Toystory, Star Wars and Back to the Future in a blender, what comes out is Pixar’s new animation Lightyear. Three years after the release of Toy Story 4, Buzz Lightyear is back. Pixar has never really disappointed me and this spin-off is possibly the best animation that has come out of the Disney family in the past three years. A must-watch for the whole family. If you ignore the fact that it’s an animation, Lightyear could easily be an action film for grown ups. It flies into cinemas on 17 June 2022.
Buzz must work with a group of new recruits to find a way back home. He is determined to complete his mission which is becoming impossible to achieve. His new group of friends will help him overcome his fear of failure and will teach him a few life lessons in the process.
I was happy to recognise Peter Sohn, who directed Pixar’s 2015 film The Good Dinosaur and whom I interviewed in 2015, voicing Buzz’s robot cat companion and sidekick Sox, which is a key character in this movie.
This animation shows diversity and inclusivity by casting different type of actors and showcasing storylines with LGBT and black protagonists.
The message that friends are vital to our lives also when we are trying to succeed in life is very strong and beautiful.
Overall, Lightyear is a witty and visually spectacular Sci-Fi adventure that will be greatly appreciated by families as well as fans of both Toy Story and Star Wars.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums