Toy Story 3 (2010) - dir. Lee Unkrich
The smartest decision that was made in completing the Toy Story trilogy was telling it in real-time. I don’t mean real-time in the sense that a minute on the screen was a minute in life… I mean that we came back to these toys fifteen years later. Pixar intended this film for those who only saw the first two during their original run in theaters.
I saw this with my entire family at one of those silly “we’ll serve you dinner while you’re at the movies!” places. While the distraction level was astronomical (waitresses, beer, children, etc.) there was nothing that was going to ruin the effect of the film. All five of us were in tears. We laughed riotously, we had a wonderful family moment. Not only did Lee Unkrich do the original film justice, save the misstep that was Toy Story 2, and successfully incorporate numerous Studio Ghibli homages… but he made the best film of the trilogy, by far.