Caution: Contains "Spoilers"
After a week of work and conflicting schedules with friends, I finally saw Toy Story 3 again Sunday evening —this time complete, with credits, and in brilliant IMAX 3-D— a couple of days shy of three months since I first enjoyed it at Pixar.
As expected, 'TS3' retained its ability to captivate and keep me on the edge of my seat. There were a few things I noticed upon second viewing that I missed or didn't fully grasp the first time. The significance of Andy playing with the toys one last time before giving them to Bonnie, for example.
Most of the extra scenes alongside the credits were excellent, maybe even better than the "outtakes" in Toy Story 2. They nicely tied up the couple of loose ends in the film and set the stage for the Toy Story Toons coming next year.
I might see 'TS3' again before it leaves theatres (it's off many IMAX screens this Tuesday) but, honestly, I would seek out a regular 2-D screening. Don't get me wrong: the 3-D is expertly done and makes for a phenomenal thrill ride at appropriate points in the movie. But Toy Story 3 doesn't need it as some movies do.
One other thing: It was pretty interesting to see the makeup of the audience at the packed 7:00 PM showing I went to. School is out for the summer (I think) but it was hard to spot a single kid. Most audience members were in their 20s or 30s. Going past the concession zone, one of them shouted: "I grew up with Andy!"