Apologies for the comic being a day late. The July 4th holiday threw a monkey wrench into things for me. At what point did July 4th change from being a holiday I looked forward to and into a holiday I can only hope to survive.
Oh, yeah. When I had kids. Now I remember.
This is the last of the Toy Story 3 comics I had rattling around in my brain. Next week I plan on moving onto greener pastures. Specifically, Predators. I'm looking forward to this movie so much, it's ridiculous. So be on the look out for that one.
Before anyone says anything about my depiction of Sid in today's comic, let me come right out and says that - yes - I've heard the rumors that Sid makes a cameo in Toy Story 3 as a garbage man.
Here's the thing, though. I'm not sure I believe it.
Pixar is known for throwing Easter eggs into their films, referencing their past and future films. But Pixar is also kind of known for promoting these Easter eggs as a way to entice and reward the hard core fans.
I've read a few articles that have suggested Sid's cameo, but there aren't any images from the movie floating around online.
Fortunately, I snagged a shot from a book that my Mother-In-Law gave Henry over the weekend. I've scanned it and am posting it here. Is this Sid? You be the judge.
I can see how people can think it might be Sid because, in the movie, he's wearing headphones, banging on trash can lids and generally acting like the destructive little Ritalin money we're familiar with from the first film.
They say he's wearing a black shirt with a skull on it like he does in the first movie, but this shot makes it kind of hard to tell. I guess until I see the movie a second time, I feel like the jury is still out. Maybe I'm just in denial because I wanted Pixar to make a bigger deal about Sid's return or at least be a little more obvious about it. I dunno. Maybe that would take all the fun out of guessing?
What do you guys think? I this Sid? Had you already heard the rumors or is the first you've been told about it? Will you see Toy Story 3 a second time to confirm?
And - real quick - what about The Last Airbender? I mentioned it on Facebook last week because it seemed like no one was talking about it. Then, there was an avalanche of bad reviews. But lo and behold, the film made over $70 million at the box office this weekend! Will terrible word of mouth kill this film in the second week or are the Airbender faithful going to keep it aloft?
Another question; Considering the large box office this weekend, is a sequel inevitable? If so, will M. Night Shyamalan be asked to return?
More grist for the mill! Thanks for your patience and leave your comments below!
I really liked how they maintained the timeline from the first movie.
It's cool to see Andy going to college.
But one thing bothered me...
Buried in the backyard...
Whatever happened to Sid?
Crawling all over me...
THE TOYS ARE ALIVE!!