Join Agnus MacLane, the director of Lightyear together with animation studios: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Pixar Animations, in this epic original origin story.

For those that don’t know, which I doubt, Lightyear is a spin-off film adapted from the Toy Story series that first hit theatres in 1995 and is written by Agnus MacLane, Matthew Aldrich, and Jason Headley.

This film has been highly expected as it dives deep into one of the most prominent characters of the franchise, Buzz Lightyear, and the events that made and shaped him into who we know him as today.

Now I know some people may be asking themselves how a toy that just appeared in the first film would have an origin story and that’s exactly what I’m here to example.

Toy Story fans all know that Andy Davis loved Woody as one of his beloved toys, even going so far as to dress like him in his little cowboy outfit, but that all changed when Buzz Lightyear became part of his toy collection.

One of the most brilliant decisions director Agnus MacLane did for this film is in explaining how Buzz Lightyear came to be right in the introduction of the film — the explanation is straightforward to understand.

Though I must admit, the story is the greatest element of this film. At first, I thought we’d be exploring the universe but was quickly corrected when they got stranded.

The lore is entertaining, thought-provoking, and motivating to see how far humans are willing to go and are willing to sacrifice for the sake of others and themselves.

When Buzz returned from his first trip around the sun with the failed fuel crystal, I was left speechless, and almost jumped out of my seat, it’s one thing after the other with this film.

Boredom is certainly not in Lightyear’s thoughts as this film offers so much to the viewers, everything keeps changing, and nothing stays the same but for Buzz himself.

We finally get to meet Buzz Lightyear’s biggest antagonist – Zurg and it’s a plot twist that will leave you flabbergasted for sure, it’s a complete mind trip lol… Time Dilation is crazy.

Brought tears to my eyes seeing the last message from Alicia Hawthorne voiced by Uzo Aduba, and this film makes it clear that Buzz Lightyear voiced by Chris Evans is an unusual character and greatly misunderstood.

As always you can never go wrong with the animation when you get Disney and Pixar on it together, just breathtaking to see.

As for the characters themselves, just incredible. I’m not a cat person but if I had a cat, I’d name it Sox, just as long as it can buy me five minutes to do what I need to do lol…

Crazy how Izzy Hawthorne voiced by Keke Palmer continuously keeps saying she can do anything her grandmother Alicia Hawthorne could do yet at the first sight of space gives her panic attacks lol…

Lightyear has gone far and beyond to beat my expectations on every level, it’s truly a spectacular family film with interesting characters, each with their silly quirks and great pacing and character development.

And last, I’ve got to mention how dear the little references to Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story movie came to be, like the iconic space ranger suits, the iconic jump roll, and the arm blaster. Felt like a child again screaming my lungs out.

Let me know in the comments section below what some of your favorite moments of Lightyear are.

Thanks for reading…Lightyear

Agnus MacLane

“I'm glad people are excited about that. It's hard at the stage where we are with the movie, but I think the big thing is we were excited about Buzz the character itself in a sci-fi movie.”

Lightyear is a spin-off film of the Toy Story film series, get to know the origin story of your favorite toy – Buzz Lightyear
Chris Evans
Taika Waititi
Keke Palmer
Peter Sohn
James Brolin
Agnus MacLane
Dale Soules
Uzo Aduba
Efren Ramirez
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Bill Hader
Mary Lewis
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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