Taika Waititi has described Pixar films as an example of “perfect cinema”.
The ‘Lightyear’ actor – who plays Mo Morrison in the ‘Toy Story’ spin-off that serves as the origin story for Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) – has recalled the first time he seen the original 1997 animated classic and the impact the studio had on the movie industry.
As reported by HeyUGuys.com, he said: “I saw ‘Toy Story’ when it came out. I thought I was a kid – I was 20!
“But the movie and all of these Pixar movies, they do something to you as an adult that you feel like a child, and you’re transported in those feelings of being open and emotional and being able to laugh and cry at the same time. time.
“There’s not a lot of cinema that I think is really great – Pixar movies have always topped it off with perfect direction for me.”
The 46-year-old actor also weighed in on the conversation surrounding a same-sex relationship in the film.
He added: “I’m so proud. It would be wonderful to get to a place one day where it doesn’t have to be a talking point. The idea that in order to go and watch a movie, and that’s your Big problem? It’s crazy.
“You never hear people say, ‘Oh did you see that movie where that man and that woman kissed?’ Love is love, and if we can normalize it, we are moving into a good space.
“If studios are taking these baby steps towards that – just having a same-sex relationship – those are just steps towards normalization, and you can’t ask for more than that.”