Watch: Lightyear 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source..
Plot: Legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.
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Like _Toy Story 4_, _Lightyear_ is an unnecessary installment to the Toy Story franchise, but is enjoyable nevertheless. Its homage to science fiction makes the animated film feel more like a sci-fi actioner rather than an animated film the majority of the time. It has a rich and palpable atmosphere that is gorgeously animated and is filled with the laugh out loud and heartfelt moments Pixar is typically known for.
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Just like in “Alien” (1979) a ship’s computer wakes some of the crew mid-trip when it detects an uncharted planet. Space Rangers “Buzz”, “Hawthorne” and a rookie take the ship down for a look, but are soon facing some hungry plants and big bugs. He attempts to escape, but the ship (the “Turnip”) clips a mountain top and crashes, destroying their power crystal. He determines to find a way to replace it – but each time he tests it out, his off-world moments become 4 years for those left behind, and so his repeated attempts to get them all home safely merely see him stay the same age as his companions grow old, marry, have children – grandchildren, even – then die. It’s on return from one of his tests, with a functioning power source designed by his auto-cat “Sox” – that he discovers their settlement is being besieged by the robot soldiers of “Emperor Zurg” and he, together with his cat and an enthusiastic youth training team must destroy the enemy ship and save the day. Director Angus MacLane did pretty much everything here and though it isn’t a bad animation, it could possibly have been doing with a few more objective eyeballs to keep it sharp. The story starts off strongly with some fast-paced dialogue and a bit of fun with the inhabitants of their new home. Quickly, though, it becomes a bit repetitive and starts to drag. Sentimentality creeps in a bit too much and as the plot unfolds, it does become a bit harder to establish just what this film has to do with “Toy Story” (1995) for which it is supposed to be a prequel (the plot towards the end reminded me of “Guardians of the Galaxy II” from 2017). The conclusion doesn’t fit at all – indeed, I wondered if this were merely the first of a few films that might, eventually, explain how “Buzz” ended up as the new favourite of “Andy”. The production is good, but that is no longer anything to shout about with Disney/Pixar – it is what they do. This needed to build more on why we cared about “Buzz” in the first place, and it doesn’t really manage that. It picks up in the last fifteen minutes as the messages of teamwork and collaboration start to flow through the narrative but is really too long. It is still worth a watch on a big screen to appreciate the colourful visual effects.
Lightyear is a decent film that overshoots its primary audience and crash lands as a decent movie but with a confused plot focused on adults rather than children.
Lightyear is a confusing film. It’s definitely not bad. It fills its runtime with funny characters and engaging conflict, but the story is a bad choice for a kids’ movie. It borrowed Interstellar’s time dilation concept and mixed it with an evil future self plot which felt out of place and left my toddler disengaged. I was guessing that Zurg would end up being the rookie from the beginning but who Zurg ended up being was disappointing. I did enjoy the film, but its themes and script felt like a space adventure written for adults shoved into Pixar animated packaging. Lightyear’s identity crisis distracted some from the overall film, and its story bit off a bit more than it could chew.
I enjoyed the first thirty minutes or so of Lightyear. The pacing was decent and the humor/heart was in the right place. Once the twist in the trailer happens the story becomes a beautifully predictable entry for Pixar, and my five year old became incredibly antsy to leave the theater. Socks steals the show but that isn’t enough to enliven a boring plot. Wait for Lightyear to stream on Disney+.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Director Angus MacLane
Writer Angus MacLane, Matthew Aldrich, Jason Headley
Actors Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, IMAX 6-Track, Dolby Surround 7.1, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.43 : 1 (IMAX with Laser: some scenes), 1.90 : 1 (Digital IMAX: some scenes), 2.39 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital 3-D (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version), DCP Digital Cinema Package