Buzz Suits Up in New “Lightyear” Trailer and Poster

Where were you when you saw the most ridiculous tweet in the history of movie promotion? In what feels like a lifetime, but was merely 14 months ago, Chris Evans retweeted the teaser for the new Pixar movie. He followed that with, "And just to be clear, this isn't Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on."

Evans will voice that human in the latest attempt for Disney to strip-mine its most beloved franchise, which wrapped up perfectly in 2010. The thrilling action, eye-popping colors and cute new sidekick are all here. But it's a little hard to get enthused about this latest bit of IP. Still, the voice cast is incredible, and includes Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Uzo Aduba and James Brolin. Michael Giacchino will provide the score, marking the first theatrically released Toy Story film not to have music by Randy Newman.

Lightyear arrives in theaters on June 17.



About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.