LGBTQ Ideology Fails To Support Lackluster LIGHTYEAR
By Movieguide® Staff
Houston, we have a problem.
Disney Pixar’s LIGHTYEAR became the first mission into uncharted space for the studio, with an on-screen kiss between two lesbian characters.
However, based on early critic reviews, LIGHTYEAR is falling short of expectations based on its subpar story alone.
“LIGHTYEAR is an animated science fiction feature that’s supposed to be the movie on which the Buzz Lightyear action figure was based,” Movieguide®’s review reads. “Andy, the little boy in TOY STORY, loved the Buzz Lightyear action figure because LIGHTYEAR became his favorite movie.”
In a recent article published by The Atlantic, writer David Sims notes that “LIGHTYEAR is the origin story that no one needed.”
Sims went on to call the movie “formulaic to the point of dullness,” and “while all of the film’s visual excitement is handled with Pixar’s usual polish, the intrigue is only surface-level.”
The industry’s top critics bashed the Pixar movie for relying on intellectual property for audience interest.
“Lightyear is a unique miss in Pixar’s catalog, a film that neither commits to its sci-fi imagination nor tries to find authentic moments for kids,” Matthew Monagle of the Austin Chronicle said.
Jake Coyle from AP added: “A dead-end wrong turn in the usually boundless Pixar universe.”
Newsday’s Rafer Guzman said that “Pixar’s origin story of Buzz Lightyear lacks that ‘Toy Story’ magic.”
As of June 16, 2022, LIGHTYEAR holds a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest of any TOY STORY movie.
But if a bland story wasn’t enough to discourage avid TOY STORY fans, the movie’s ideological and worldview issues should.
According to Movieguide®’s review, “Buzz isn’t really the hero of this story. His lesbian friend, Alisha, is the real hero. Eventually, it’s her life that inspires Buzz, her granddaughter and everyone else.”
“Thus, the whole movie becomes a validation of LGBT ideology and an attack on masculinity and the biblical view of family. LIGHTYEAR also taints the TOY STORY franchise, because it says the politically correct movie became Andy’s favorite movie.”
It is clear from early reviews that inclusivity and woke ideology are not enough to hold up a lackluster story. As Movieguide® previously reported:
It is clear that Disney is finally folding under internal and external pressure from the LGBTQ+ community.
While Walt Disney Company held its ground to focus on story versus sexuality in the past, LIGHTYEAR could mark a significant turning point.
Discerning parents should stick to the original TOY STORY franchise movies, which uphold biblical, moral worldviews and values.
Check out Movieguide.org for the full review of LIGHTYEAR.
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