Review of “Lightyear”
After watching the film Lightyear, Andy Davis, a little boy in the legendary film Toy Story, receives a Buzz Lightyear figurine as a birthday present. Buzz’s history is depicted in this film. In the franchise, Buzz is a toy, but in this film, he is a real superhero. And it’s easy to see why Andy likes him so much. From the beginning (with the space rangers fighting carnivorous plants and gigantic bugs), the interplanetary action-adventure is slick and entertaining, and it keeps up the pace throughout.
Buzz, a lone ranger, crashes the spaceship while attempting to depart the uninhabitable planet because he distrusts novices and autopilots. Because of this, the entire team is stranded. He decides to remedy the injustice by flying them out when they fix the hyperdrive system using crystal fuel. He sets out on his adventure, but it will take him four years to complete.
As a result, Buzz’s commander and bestie Alisha Hawthorne marries and has a grandchild, while he remains trapped in time. Buzz has been gone for about 22 years since his final test flight. When he returns, a strange robot overlord threatens the colony. Buzz must now not only save the inhabitants but also return them to their homes. Buzz believes he can do it alone, but he already has a crew of oddballs plotting a “Surprise Party” to beat the army of robots and their mothership.
The rest of the movie is about their exploits, remorse and guilt, doing the right thing, and accepting their fate. Chris Evans’ performance as Buzz is quite similar to Tim Allen’s in the original series, but he has his own individuality. His buddies inject laughter, which contrasts nicely with Buzz’s serious demeanour. Lightyear is an out-and-out entertainer who also happens to be an adventurer. There’s a courageous but blithe Izzy (Keke Palmer as Alisha’s grandchild), a parolee who likes explosives, Darby Steele (Dale Soules), a cowardly Kiwi, Mo Morrison (Taika Waititi), and a robot-cat Sox (Peter Sohn), who’s been Buzz’s companion since his first mission.
Despite the fact that the idea is similar to Interstellar, it does not focus on time travel or a life Buzz may have lived too long. The animation is incredible, and the space voyages will leave you speechless. The paradox, though, is that the picture is set in the 1990s, yet the technology and treatment are far too current. Toy Story fanatics will like ‘Lightyear,’ since they will recognise allusions such as the tagline ‘To infinity and beyond,’ and Buzz keeping a journal of his exploits. But, despite being a precursor, it will appeal to today’s children since it is a thrilling independent adventure.