When I see someone give Toy Story 3 5/10, I feel compelled to ask what faults the film had to have you deduct 5 points?
Probably cause I'm emotionally drained. I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more 3 or 4 years ago, but as of now, it's not speaking my language. Where most people see it as a sentimental send-off to childhood and cried their eyes out, I saw it as a tough titty get a job send-off to childhood, and not purposefully. I felt its focus was less on either of those two aspects, and more about making a prison break story. I couldn't shake the feeling that the writers, the animators, and the voice actors were just there for a paycheck. The only character that had any sort of depth was Woody, and even it felt like he was phoning it in. On top of that, I didn't think it was very funny or cute or charming, I felt it was in too much of a hurry to stop and breathe in the fresh air. It felt vacant and lifeless, the characters were treated... like they were fucking toys. In fact, now that I write this, I might push it down to a 4.
But then again, know that I haven't been able to enjoy an animated film since Wall-E, the exception being How To Train Your Dragon, but that did its job as a mindless fantasy romp. I just lack the spirit. If I didn't already have a nostalgic attachment to Beauty And The Beast, I would've walked out saying "What bullshit..." when I went to see the rerelease.