Since Lightyear was announced, there’s been one question on everyone’s minds. “Wait, how does this work? I’m confused.” In fact, it’s confusing enough that Lightyear explains what’s going on in the opening seconds of the film. “In 1995, Andy got a toy from his favorite movie. This is that movie.” Lightyear is, essentially, the origin story of Buzz Lightyear. Put simply, it’s Andy’s Star Wars.
It also happens to be the first Pixar movie to debut theatrically worldwide since 2020’s Onward, which hit theaters prior to the COVID pandemic. With its connection to the Toy Story franchise, a beloved star in Chris Evans, and the fact that it’s a Pixar movie, the expectations for Lightyear are high. And yet, the movie manages to not only meet those expectations but leave them in the dust.
It’s easy to see why Andy fell in love with the Buzz Lightyear concept and was determined to play out the spaceman’s adventures again and again in his bedroom. In the film, Buzz begins as a cocky and work-obsessed space ranger who, thanks to a critical mistake, maroons the crew of his ship on a previously undiscovered planet, unable to leave thanks to critical damage to their ship. From there, the long journey to find a way back to space where they can continue being Space Rangers begins, he teams with a group of younger potential Space Rangers in an attempt to defeat his newest nemesis Emperor Zurg (James Brolin) and learns that there’s more to life than being a Space Ranger and if he’s not careful, life will pass him by.
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