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DVD Reviews:  Toys

The Final Say!

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Reviewed by Kate Esler
Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Running Time: 117 Minutes

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 for. 

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, Widescreen Enhanced


5.1 Dolby Digital




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