Monsters Inc. (2001)
Sully (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are a monster team who work for Monsters Incorporated. Their job is to sneak into kids rooms, scare them and collect their scream as energy for Monstrocity. The CEO of Monsters Inc. (James Coburn) is worried due to the “scare” shortage since children of today can’t be scared like they use to but with Sully’s and resident creep Randall’s (Steve Buscemi) race to be top scarer, the company sometimes makes its quota. When Randall plans to cheat to get extra scares, Sully stumbles into a childs room and allows the kid to make her way into Monstrocity where the touch of a child can kill!
Released after Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. was the 4th film made by Pixar and my favorite of the bunch. Appearing on my personal top 100 list, Monsters Inc. is full of color, laughs and charm. The animation is amazing and if you are lucky enough to see it on Blu-ray, Sully’s fur is detailed down to the individual hair. John Goodman and Billy Crystal bring life and amusement to the main characters for even the adults to love, as well as the kids. Even though Boo’s face could have been a little cuter, she reins supreme, just ahead of Wall-E, as Pixar’s most adorable character as she drives the entire movie. Making the odd sounding “Mike Wazowski” a popular quote in pop culture, Monsters Inc. is to be loved and adored from beginning to end! Kitty! Co-starring voices from Frank Oz, Jennifer Tilly, and John Ratzenberger.
10/10 Stars – Charming, funny, and touching, Monsters Inc. is my favorite Pixar movie.
There are a bunch of words to describe Monsters Inc., hilarious, sweet, charming, colorful, smart, inventive…I could go on and on. The animation in this one I find particularly amazing. You can see every hair on Sully, he just looks so soft, easy to see why Boo calls him kitty. Billy Crystal is the perfect voice for Mike Wazowski. I know I said this about The Incredibles, but Monsters Inc. is for adults and kids alike! It’s a great trait about the Pixar/Disney films. There really isn’t anything not to love about Monsters Inc., seriously can’t think of thing. The story shines with the added bonus of the expected moral lesson of course. Not to sound like a broken record but all kids and adults should see this one!
10/10 Stars – Just face it I am going to give a 10 to almost all the Pixar/Disney creations!
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