You wouldn't call Kathy the best mother in the world. She's far from responsible when it comes to her teenage daughter Lizzy. Luckily, Lizzy is extremely mature for her age, but that doesn't mean she can take care of herself. Kathy is forced to drive them to her father's home in the middle of the night after sleeping late, but the night brings with it something much worse than heavy rain. They wind up in an accident after failing to miss a wolf in the middle of the road and call 911 for assistance. However, they're not so sure that what they hit was a wolf anymore after its body disappears from the road and leaves behind a fang that is much too large for any regular canine creature. A mechanic arrives and urges them to stay in the car until the ambulance arrives, but when he vanishes too they start to realise that there's something out there hellbent on their destruction.
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There's an odd sense of dragging in the middle, and some of the action sequences feel like they never quite crank up to high gear.
On the other hand, the film is a series of gorgeously conceived set pieces and terrific character interaction and, unlike newer films, it's not afraid to get a bit grim. Stinky Pete's character is especially well-realised, right through to the anarchic closing-credit outtakes. As with most good sequels, the secret is to create strong new characters, and Stinky Pete certainly does that. It's also great to have Barbie in this world.
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Thank God! Almost as good as the original, Toy Story 2 is an unabashed crowd-pleaser to children and adults. With enough (non-offensive) adult humor and plenty of good-natured kid stuff, this film had our tiny audience in stitches from start to finish.
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