Lightyear may not be terribly connected to the larger Toy Story universe however, its huge Zurg twist does connect on one of the greatest funny moments.
The idea behind the spin-off is that Andy might have seen which made him a fan of Buzz and it’s not the story that started the development of Buzz. Buzz. It’s merely the movie that was the inspiration for the toy we all are familiar with of Toy Story.
Lightyear is now on Disney+, which means that even if you missed it in the theater, you can go on to determine if it deserves the uninspiring reception. It is also possible to catch up on the many Toy Story references as well as the major closing scene unveiling.
Big spoilers are in store when we dive into the story of Lightyear‘s conclusion, so turn at the screen in case you haven’t watched the film to date. zurg lightyear
Lightyear ending explained
Buzz’s numerous efforts to locate an appropriate hyperspeed crystal (after breaking the previous one) result in the unfortunate consequence of him being able to time travel into the future for four years at an time.
He’s missed the lives of everyone who he traveled with in the beginning and is determined to take one last test. The test is a success but it also results in him being transported further into the future. The world he lands on is quite different from his previous one because Zurg and his robot army have been able to take over.
Along together with Izzy, Mo and Darby, Buzz attempts to get to the ship of Zurg in orbit, attempting to take it down and eliminate all robots. They fail, but they are fortunate that Zurg is eager to get in touch with Buzz and take Buzz to his ship.
The reality is that instead that Zurg being a robotic being it’s actually a human wearing a robot suit, and it’s a person who appears much like an old Buzz. When Zurg comes out the first thing Buzz thinks of is reasonable: “Dad?”
Toy Story fans will immediately recognize this as a reference at Toy Story 2‘s most memorable gags and one of the most memorable jokes in the series since it poked on Star Wars and featured Zurg confess the truth to Utility Belt Buzz that he was actually his father.
Because of Rex’s tail Zurg goes into the shaft of lift, killing Utility Belt Buzz. Fortunately, he’s not dead, and we were able to see the other Buzz and Zurg enjoying a good old father-son bonding time during an exciting play of catch.
But, Lightyear isn’t planning to explain the reason of the reason Zurg the toy believes Buzz is Buzz’s father. Instead, the film delivers an interesting twist: the older Buzz that’s in Zurg’s robot suit is simply this Buzz: An older Buzz.
He’s an Buzz who unintentionally traveled to the future to repair the crystal that was hyperspeed, but after his return in the future, he was ridiculed by Captain Burnside for his conduct.
After the film’s release in cinemas Director as well as co-writer Angus MacLane revealed that they tried to make Zurg as Buzz’s father but it didn’t work since the audience were anticipating it.
“What we really were trying to achieve was the notion that Buzz’s biggest adversary is himself, both literally and metaphorically. And that it’s his dream to travel back to the past and make a error that is more destructive and self-destructive, due to his own ego,” he noted.This Buzz was then determined to travel hundreds of years ahead before realizing that if he had hyperspeed to travel faster in time it would also allow him to travel backwards in order to correct his initial mistake that left them stranded in the world. zurg lightyear
He began travelling backwards in time over many years, and wore out his crystal of hyperspeed and could only be back one week prior to when Buzz returned from his final hyperspeed test.
With this Buzz who is sweeping the earth by using his robots as Zurg and our Buzz returned from his tests in a different timeline. This meant that our Buzz was able to work together with Izzy along with co to help save the day rather than being punished by the commanding officer because of his conduct.
Older Buzz is begging younger Buzz to unite to travel back to the past with the latest hyperspeed crystal. Buzz’s Buzz has grown since his relationship with Izzy but he does not want to alter the timeline in the same way that the older Buzz does, which is why Buzz isn’t willing to.
The battle continues and ultimately our Buzz overcomes the previous Buzz and then appears to blow the spaceship up through the choice to destroy the superspeed crystal. Buzz is unable to return to Earth as he had always thought, but he opts to live his life as the one he’s now living.
If you stay for the final scene of credit but you’ll see that the older Buzz isn’t quite as dead as we thought… Is there a sequel?
Lightyear is available for viewing from now via Disneyand.