I don’t know about you, but I cried not unlike a baby at the end of Toy Story 3. I told myself when I walked into the theater I wasn’t going to let my emotions get the best of me, but I’m human (and a parent) so the ending dug deep into my soul and stirred up a torrent of tears. But one thing about the ending, it’s not sad, it’s just sentimental.
A pair of brothers decided to prank their mom, not by letting her be touched by the film’s uplifting yet tearful original ending but rather editing it to end with “devastation.” Where the characters would be….
“accepting their deaths,”at the point in the movie where they are almost destroyed in the garbage plant (as pictured above).
The boys filmed their family’s movie night where the film stops with it’s fake, deathly end. Their mom is bummed. You can hear her asking several times, “Is that it?”
“That’s the end, that’s the end? How could you make me watch it…that is so wrong,” she continued. “It’s devastating. ‘Let’s go watch the toys die.’ They burned alive! It’s not right. It was horrible. There was no reason for them to die. It wasn’t a happy ending. It was wrong. It was bad.”
The next day she was still feel disturbed about the sad ending of the film, when the fact that she had been pranked came to to light. Her response (said in jest)? “I hate being the mom to these kids!”
Seriously, Toy Story 3 is such an emotional roller coaster it seems just so cruel to do that to a parent or anyone!
Check out the video of the prank below: