Published September 10, 2023


Film info

  • Title Lightyear
  • Director Angus MacLane
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Animation, Family, Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
  • Tagline Infinity awaits

From Disney and Pixar comes an animated sci-fi action adventure - the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary space ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits, Izzy, Mo and Darby, and his robot companion Sox. As this motley crew embark on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army who are never far behind.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:42 “You were narrating again.”
6:48 Oof, I hate tight squeeze moments like that.
8:47 “I’m court marshalling myself.”
12:31 Yay, he blew on the cartridge!
19:52 The cat is creepy.
23:29 This is pretty close to time travel so i’m loving it.
32:51 It’s still a creepy cat but cute coughing up confetti.
41:34 Like “did I get it!?” after every single shot.
42:27 Pre-rookies.
52:36 Is astrophobia a real word?
1:00:53 They’re having an emotional moment but I can’t stop thinking about the meat sandwich.
1:08:20 You don’t get many space films that are littered with mistakes like this, it’s interesting.
1:13:07 “Listen Buzz, I’ve broken time.”
1:28:35 So much confetti.
1:31:47 “Could use a pen, though.”


I was nervous about this movie because the concept has always baffled me a bit (the movie of the toy from that toy from the movie) and generally speaking all the reviews I’ve seen have been negative. But… I loved it? Space movie, a sort of time travel story, a rag-tag group of people defying the odds, Taika Waititi being funny, what’s not to like? And compared to some of the recent Pixar movies we’ve watched, it’s at least vaguely sensible.

Rating: 5 / 5

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