Toys is a film that has
been made to appeal to the child in all of us.
Zevo Toys is a toy
kingdom where dreams are turned into reality. It was built from the vision of
Kenneth Zevo, a fun loving man whose motto for life was "joy and innocence
will always prevail." He lives in a toy castle, full of gadgets, with his son
Leslie and his daughter Alsatia who, like their father, are young at heart.
Sadly Mr. Zevo passes away at the very start of this movie and leaves his
empire to his military trained brother, General Leland Zevo. Good move or big
mistake? Lets just say Leland has very different and peculiar ideas about the
future of Zevo toys. The race is then on to save everything Zevo Toys stood
This movie stars Robin
Williams, as oddball Leslie and Joan Cusack, as his highly individual sister
Alsatia. Each of these actors provide lots of laughs, Williams living up to
his reputation of 'funny man'. The film also stars Robin Wright Penn as Gwen,
Leslie's love interest, and LL Cool J puts in a great performance as Patrick,
the General's son, an espionage specialist.
There are no extras on
this disc and there is not alot about this film that would initially catch
your attention. There are, however, some great visual effects throughout the
movie, including moving walls and life like toys.
There are a few
different storylines, with twists and turns, which really keep the viewer
interested however, some of the storylines are a little abstract and if you
blink you might miss something important.
This is a movie that
makes you feel warm and fuzzy, sort of!!!!!:-) You'll have to watch it to
understand what i mean. The storylines are strange but funny, most of the
characters are lovable and the actors give good performances, however this
film failed to leave me awe struck and while there are dramatic scenes, it did
not keep me on the edge of my seat. Not a bad effort for an early 90's
comedy/drama, give it a look on a rainy day when you're stuck inside!
16:9 Aspect Ratio,
5.1 Dolby Digital