Toy Story 4 is Disney’s fourth cinematic outing this year and after the modest and mixed reactions to the live-action adaptations of Dumbo and Aladdin, anticipation is high that the fourth installment to Pixar’s original flagship franchise will be the crowd pleaser fans and critics have been waiting for.
Well that anticipation has been heightened by critics who have their answer with the movie premiering around the world. From a critical standpoint the movie is apparently perfect as it has received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Out of 39 reviews, every single one received a fresh rating with an average scoring of 8.59 out of 10. So this movie isn’t exactly flawless and could easily have the perfect score drop once the movie is released mainstream and more people see it, however to have that 100% on Rotten Tomatoes out of the gate is nothing to sniff at particularly in today’s film-going market.
Toy Story 4 is expected to be as big a juggernaut as its predecessor Toy Story 3 was with a projected opening weekend of $200 million which would surpass Pixar’s in-house record with 2018’s Incredibles 2 which enjoyed a $182.6million opening weekend. The two Pixar movies are already competing with Toy Story 4 already beating Incredibles 2 with breaking the record for the most tickets presold for an animated film.
Of course, Toy Story 4 both has a lot to live up to and to prove to fans and upholding the standard that the toy franchise has kept since the first movie in 1995. With Toy Story and the sequel Toy Story 2 in 1999 both standing at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 2010’s Toy Story 3 just slipping but still staying fresh with 92%.
But also with early reviews stating that the fourth instalment to the Toy Story franchise, while charming, seems like an unnecessary movie, Disney-Pixar may be hoping that the early perfect 100% score may dispel critics from focusing on that negative aspect and simply enjoying the wonder and nostalgia the franchise has proven to provide.
Toy Story 4 stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris and Keanu Reeves.
Toy Story 4 is set to hit theatres on June 21