We’re told at the outset that this is the film that ‘Toy Story’ kid Andy watched all those years ago, making him want to buy a shiny new Buzz Lightyear action figure. And though Pixar’s 26th film is fine enough for what it is—a Star Wars/Star Trek-type adventure film—it underwhelms so much in the humor and heart department that you’ll wonder if this isn’t some cut-rate Pixar knockoff effort. Directed and co-written by first-time feature helmer Angus MacLane, with Chris Evans providing Buzz’s voice, it’s a largely mirthless (though beautifully animated) rare misfire for the studio.

3/5 stars