Monsters, Inc.

monsters-inc-posterAmerican animated comedy from 2001
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs
Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Writers: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson
Bechdel-test: Fail

Exposition

The city Monstropolis is powered by the screams of scared children. The two monsters Sullivan and Mike work at the power plant Monsters Inc. where they scare kids from our world. Then one day a child sneaks over to the world of monsters.

Reactions

This is a good movie with a layered story and lots and fun and laughs. I have seen it before and I really liked it, this time as well.

The movie is filled with a variety of different monsters and also this time when I watched it, I noticed new types. A quite fun thing to look out for.

The intro and end credits are of an unusual style for Disney, and put me in mind of old Pink Panther. Very stylish and a good break with the expected visuals.

Contemplations

The story about monsters and children has many layers, or at least a few, and as such holds the attention of both young and old. The jokes and gags are generally funny for all ages and the movie can be discussed by children and parents.

The voice actors are great, and specially the monster Randall, voiced by Steve Buscemi, is disliked immediately, and I think the voice has something to do with that.

The animation is typical for what I expect from Disney and does not disappoint.

Luckily, in many other ways “Monsters, Inc.” is less typical of Disney, in that it doesn’t feature any singing princesses, as I am not a huge fan of those movies. I simply don’t enjoy those fairy-tales, nor the animations of them.

Judgement

I would not mind seeing “Monsters, Inc.” again and was well entertained throughout the movie.

Epilogue

I would recommend this movie to anyone, and it is well deserving of being on “the best movies list”. It’s a feel good movie and I think it can lift your spirits on a gloomy day.

Over to you

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Tomorrow’s movie is “My neighbor Totoro” (Tonari no Totoro). Get some more information about this movie and the other movies on my watch list this week on the upcoming movies page. If you’re new to this site and are wondering why I’m watching a movie every day for a year, read more about my experiment.

Until next time; live long and prosper.