What is our purpose? What happens if we defy that purpose? Can we find true meaning in that defiance, or will our lives always curve back to our destiny?
How did we get here, anyway?
Was it God? Did God make us in their image? Did God make mistakes? Can a higher power truly love their malformed creations? Why should we serve a deity which ushered us into the world already broken?
Why should we entrust our precious time on Earth to those who will inevitably discard us?
Is there a better reality awaiting us? What would it take to get there? What would we lose along the way?
And how do The Beach Boys still slap so goddamn hard?
These questions and more are raised in the new trailer for Toy Story 4, a film which probably doesn’t need to exist but does so anyway.
Starring series mainstays Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and Annie Potts, the trailer also showcases newcomer Tony Hale as Forky, the most cursed ‘toy’ in all the lands. Watch in horror as the cutlery homunculus experiences an existential crisis in what is ostensibly a children’s film:
Toy Story 4 hits Australian cinema screens on June 20. Get ready to explain to your younger relatives that yes, the universe is a random and indifferent place, but maybe, just maybe, that’s not such a bad thing after all.