Legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.

  • Released: 2022-06-15
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
  • Stars: Chris Evans, Mu Leen, Taika Waititi, Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, Peter Sohn, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Keira Hairston, Bill Hader, Angus MacLane, Carlos Alazraqui, Kimberly Bailey, William Calvert, June Christopher, David Cowgill, Terri Douglas, Jackie Gonneau, Rif Hutton, Matthew Yang King, Stephanie Komure, Piotr Michael, Cristina Milizia, Arthur Ortiz, Jacqueline Pinol, Griffin Puatu, Shane Sweet, Debra Wilson, Matthew Wood, Cory Yee, Ruth Zalduondo, Debra Wilson, François Civil, Michaël Grégorio, Lyna Khoudri, Chantal Ladesou, Jean Barney, Georges Caudron, Virginie Emane, Frantz Confiac, Pauline Moulène, Volodia Serre, Lionel Lingelser, Donald Reignoux, Juliette Davis
  • Director: Angus MacLane
  • toomanykidschannels - 18 April 2024
    I've been a HUGE Toy Story fan ever since I was three
    Initially, Woody (Tom Hanks) was my favorite character, but as I got older, Buzz Lightyear (originally voiced by Tim Allen) became my favorite, just like with Andy in the first movie! When I was ten, I frequently dreamed about seeing a proper Buzz Lightyear solo film in theatres! Many years later, Disney/Pixar finally made that dream a reality! I went to see the movie when it was released and my satisfaction is Immeasurable!

    I absolutely LOVED this movie! Sure, it's different from the main Toy Story Tetralogy, but it's different in a GOOD way! The story was very entertaining, thought-provoking, and fast paced, even during its slower moments. This movie is 105 minutes, but it certainly didn't drag thanks to the amount of EXCITING sci-fi Action and comedy! I found myself laughing and smiling multiple times and nearly choked up on several occasions! At one point, when Emperor Zurg (James Brolin) attacked Buzz (Now voiced by Chris Evans) and his new teammates for the first time, I JUMPED right out of my seat! Speaking of Zurg, there's a MAJOR twist involving Buzz's most diabolical foe that will leave you speechless! (Hint: He is NOT Buzz's father!)

    The animation and character designs are GORGEOUS, even by Pixar's standards! I especially like the redesigns of both Zurg's mech suit and Buzz's classic Space Ranger "Alpha" suit! All of the iconic design elements are intact, but are modified slightly for functionality reasons. Not only that, but there's a LOT of attention to detail, such as paint scraping off of metal, battle damage on space-suits, wrinkles in the human characters' faces, hair strands having different hues, and even jet exhaust being expelled from the various ships Buzz flies in!

    I loved EVERY single character! Aside from Buzz Lightyear himself and Zurg, there's also Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), her granddaughter Izzy (Keke Palmer), Mo Morrison (Taika Waititi), Darby Steele (Dale Soules), and of course SOX the Cat (Peter Sohn)! Alisha only appears in the first third, but she's very comical, wholesome, and warm! I REALLY loved Izzy's trait of being afraid of space, but eventually facing that fear! Many have said SOX steals the show, but the back-and-forth banter between Mo and Darby are just as equally hilarious in my opinion!

    The voice acting is Phenomenal, especially from Aduba, Palmer, Brolin, and Evans! Aduba did a wonderful job giving Alisha a humorous but very nurturing and motherly quality to her voice! Brolin's take on Emperor Zurg is genuinely TERRIFYING, but also has a human side to his voice! Of course, we have Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear himself! He knew he had HUGE shoes to fill, but he absolutely NAILED IT! While Tim Allen is the OG Toy Buzz, Chris Evans makes an GREAT successor! His voice has the right cadence, but with a unique twist!

    Overall, I don't care what anyone else says! This movie is AMAZING! In fact, I think it's one of the COOLEST movies I've seen in a long time! It's thrilling, it's heartwarming, it's hilarious, and it has lots of ironic twists and subtle Easter eggs! There is a LOT of passion, creativity, effort, and craftsmanship put into this film!

    My rating for Disney/Pixar's Lightyear is an "EXCELLENT" 10 out of 10!

    I highly recommend this one!
  • vprymr - 2 January 2024
    Interstellar by pixar
    This movie has nothing to do with the toys story family. There's no humour, everything is very dark and not sure it's suitable for kids of all age.

    I was hoping to see some funny arrogant confident "non toy" buzz light year but instead I got a boring captain America.

    My son lasted 9minutes.

    This movie has nothing to do with the toys story family. There's no humour, everything is very dark and not sure it's suitable for kids of all age.

    I was hoping to see some funny arrogant confident "non toy" buzz light year but instead I got a boring captain America.

    My son lasted 9minutes.

    Thank you ;)
  • martimusross - 30 October 2023
    Good Movie, Not Great, Well Worth A Watch!

    Overall I enjoyed this very much and it is well worth a watch. Some bits were excellent others were less so. The animation was spot on and we had some great characters, the story was a little less inspiring, I just didn't like the time travelling story line and the evil guys were very derivative.

    All in all it was a good movie but it could have been brilliant with some minor adjustments, the comedy was there and Sox was a total star, in cannot be overstated the fabulous job Chris Evan's did as Buzz as the whole movie rested on him.

    I'm going bing this a strong 6 outta 10, great fun!
  • jjthegamer124 - 30 December 2022
    I can't believe the bad reviews seriously 6.0?!
    This movie is great first the story I don't wanna give spoilers but it's great buzz has a good arc overall 8/10. Animation is like a video game and I love it overall 10/10. Characters are great buzz has a good arc sox is pretty funny so are buzz's sidekicks overall 8/10. Problems are buzz's arc isn't fleshed out enough, characters could be better,some jokes are not funny,is a pretty decent origin story it's better than it should be , overall 8/10 so if you want to watch it you should to at least see if it's good or not and it shouldn't be a 6.0 or 60 on metacritic hope it gets mor appreciated soon.
  • thadeusgreyson - 6 December 2022
    Technically all there, but flat on script, humour, casting, direction
    This film looks great, technically, like all Pixar films. The design, animation, camera work are all terrific.

    Where it falls flat, for me, is first in the script - it felt contrived, and by the numbers. That and the cliche humour made me think it had been written by an A. I. although the writing credits say otherwise.

    The humour was just so boring. Right from the start with the "sad eyes" Rookie and the rest of the dialogue between Buzz and Hawthorne.

    While Chris Evans has a nice sounding voice, he was written too straight, and not with enough humour. And Taika Waititi is way too over utilised now, he's like your standard comic relief character beaten to death.

    I smiled once with the robot cat that could spit tranquilliser darts, but the rest was just "see that before - yawn".

    Watch it if you've got nothing much else to do.
  • Jonathanb-97 - 13 November 2022
    Surprisingly good for an animated movie!
    I don't normally watch animated movies especially Disney or Pixar but his was amazing and surprised me a lot. Chris Evans was goofy and funny and was great as Lightyear and was definitely worth watching. The story was great and had you jumping of your feet and was emotional in some scenes and was definitely something unexpected when I was first watched it and should be a must watch if you are a big Toy Story fan. My only criticism is I wish they would explore where buzz came from and the planet more and and more of buzz origins story other then that it would have had a higher rating but that's why I gave it a 7/10.
  • larexcroft-52744 - 23 October 2022
    At least the cat was funny!
    My children hated this movie, they were bored out of their minds and went completely silent when it showed a certain relationship in the movie, pretty much after the engagement scene, my teenager walked off, then when it showed the kiss scene, my younger children officially left me to watch the rest, which I did. It was so boring. It lacked depth and I honestly wish they had spent a 200 million budget on something more worthy.

    Sadly, the movie was simply rushed, and there was only a bit of humor surrounding the cat. I liked the new voice for Buzz, but the rest of the movie felt like a huge waste of time. I was literally the last person standing and I was trying so hard to keep an open mind and just stay awake. Will not be watching it again.