Woody runs into Bo Peep, who you find out has been a “lost toy” for seven years. She’s no longer the bashful and dainty woman she once was. She’s street smart and has been surviving on playgrounds and such, where kids always want to play with toys. Woody is smitten, obviously.
We never thought we could have a Toy Story without Andy. And he’s mentioned throughout. This is more so the toys’ story (get it?) and almost the community other toys have out there. They’re no longer in a house or elsewhere, but outside surviving and thriving.
This is also a story of understanding one another. Where someone may seem one way, say the ‘bad guy’, Woody looks to understand. And in the end, selflessly helps the toy who we all perceived as wanting to hurt Woody.
If Toy Story 4 is the end, it is the Avengers: Endgame of the franchise. Full of last wide camera glances at all the toys we grew up with. Though, I wish it was more of their story as well. I don’t know how I feel about the ending. It was incredibly bittersweet. But they were building up to it all throughout the movie. In the end, I’m glad we got this fourth installment and I would recommend any kid or grown-up go see it.
To infinity. And beyond.
A girl with too many fandoms to count.