Don't mistake me, "Toy Story" is among the BEST film series ever made, but starting the creation of computer animated films doesn't automatically mean that there can't be better ones, in my opinion.
- "The Lego Movie".
- "Toy Story".
Most Helpful Girl
still love toy story more =]
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I really like both, and my liking of the Lego toys predates my first viewing of "Toy Story" back in the 90s, but I still have to go with "Toy Story".
Besides basically being kind of like the "Jurassic Park" of animated movies at the time --- as you already mentioned about the use of new technology that would go on to hugely influence the medium --- I feel that it also has the more unique plot and a more compelling protagonist compared to "The Lego Movie".
Granted, "The Lego Movie" has that 'big twist', but really, I think most older audiences should have seen that coming well before they got to the end, lol. It's very cool, no doubt, but not exactly groundbreaking for a story about toys (though I had a blast watching that twist in theaters). Secondly, I get that it's exactly the point that Emmet is supposed to be the 'generic hero' and go through a 'generic-underdog-hero-saves-the-world story', but even still, Woody (with his fears of being obsolete, discarded, replaced, and unloved) and his ensuing misdeeds and redemption character arc are just more compelling and interesting for me to follow.