OPINION: Lightyear is in cinemas now. The character’s original movie, Toy Story, used to be a classic and a common childhood memory for us all, but now, it brings us nothing but disappointment.
For Toy Story fans, the movie’s universe wouldn’t be the same without the old Buzz Lightyear and cowboy Woody. In Lightyear, Tim Allen and Tom Hanks, who voiced Buzz and Woody respectively, are both nowhere to be seen. Tim Allen was replaced by Chris Evans because of his conservative political stance and Woody the character doesn’t even show up.
And unfortunately, Lightyear’s slow rhythm, cliché storytelling and unconvincing characterisation prevent it from becoming a good movie from all sides.