Toys: Directed by Barry Levinson. With Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright. When Lieutenant General Leland Zevo (Sir Michael Gambon) inherits a toymaking company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.
“As a young child, Barry Levinsonu0026#39;s 1992 film u0026quot;Toysu0026quot; was one of my favorite movies. At a young age I was fascinated by such a visually beautiful and surreal world that this mostly forgotten and seldom talked about film portrays. While the story of the film, which you can read about in the other reviews, is not the most well put together or best flowing story ever written, the witty comedy and especially the surrealism of it make up for this. Even Roger Ebert wrote in his review u0026quot;Visually one of the most extraordinary films Iu0026#39;ve seen, a delight for the eyes, a bright new world.u0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhile u0026quot;Toysu0026quot; was a box office flop and panned by critics, if you ask me, they failed to fully indulge themselves in the power of the film and itu0026#39;s special message about peace, joy, and innocence prevailing over war and evil.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you are a fan of Salvador Daliu0026#39;s work or just a fan of surrealism in general, u0026quot;Toysu0026quot; is the perfect film for you. Itu0026#39;s hard to think of another film with such vivid set designs that uses surrealism is such a creative and intelligent way. If you are just looking for a good comedy film to watch you might like u0026quot;Toysu0026quot; but this film is not for everyone. Approach the film with an open mind and I think you will either u0026quot;Get Itu0026quot; or you wonu0026#39;t.”