Toy Story 4
2019
**½
Director: Josh Cooley
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack

Toy Stories 1, 2 and 3 form one of the finest film trilogies ever made. Now, nine years later, the story continues regardless. Bonnie, who is anxious about starting kindergarten, can only find solace in Forky, a new friend she crafts from trash. When Forky comes to life, Woody feels compelled to protect him for Bonnie’s sake. The fourth episode maintains Pixar’s quality standard in terms of animation, writing, and characterisation, but it is a totally unnecessary addition to the series, which now replaces a perfect ending with a less perfect one. The franchise turns Buzz into a buffoonish sidekick and jumps the shark with Forky, who doesn’t make any sense to me within the rules of this universe. Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature.