I've seen all the (main) Toy Story movies and I enjoyed them, a lot. So when I heard this was coming out, I got tickets to see it opening weekend (Saturday at 12 pm, to avoid most of the kids I hoped) and had some excitement as I often do. Pixar (mostly) does great movies and I thought this one would be the same, it wasn't but we'll get to that later.
The movie starts off really good, I was having fun for the first 45 minutes or so. Evans does a great job as Buzz, all of the voice actors do and I really enjoyed SOX, Izzy, and Alisha (Hawthorne). The animation is fantastic, I am glad I saw it in IMAX (and there there were no previews at my showing!).
I also thought there were some great emotional moments (one, in particular, is something of a tear-jerker) and I applaud Disney/Pixar for showing gay marriage in such a simple, loving way. Anyone who get's offended by two people in love (as shown in this movie) has a SERIOUS problem. I don't think it's being shoved down a kid's throat at all (I've heard this comment, in person!), children need to see that love is love, and what gender/sexuality people identify as is completely immaterial to it.
That's me off my soapbox, I'll get to (but not dwell on) the negative. I thought this movie unfortunately relies too heavily on common sci-fi tropes/references/storylines and that for me I just got really bored. For a movie that was only an hour and forty minutes, I think at least 20 minutes could have been taken out.
I can only give this a 6 out of 10 and would only recommend it to the most hardcore of the Toy Story/Pixar fans. I will say, however, that it's entirely possible that children (not too young, I'd say ages 9+ depending on the child) will enjoy this more than I did. I only stayed for 1 post-credit scene but I read there are 3. I look forward to what Pixar does next, though I will read review more closey in the future.