MONSTERS, INC. (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Monsters, Inc.—outstanding storyline with highly innovative characters—becomes a classic film for children and adults from its opening to its closing scenes. A sweet message comes through this film that provides excellent opportunity for after viewing discussion between parents and children to help instill compassion and a strong understanding of the necessity to protect life even when one’s own reputation and means of maintenance may be threatened. The dialogue is excellent. The scenes are exceptionally well-timed. Especially appreciated is the deep richness of the story. There is no lack of story, as sometimes seen in other movies, where there is a visible struggle to fully fill the time requirements to meet standards for the movie to be classified as a full-length film.  WOW! What a Bravo! movie. It is completely rewatchable and one of those ‘must add this to the family home video library’ movies. Great work for Directors Pete Doctor, David Silverman, and Lee Unkrich.

Storyline

Monsters gather energy to fuel their city by gathering the screams of children.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Pete Docter, David Silverman, and Lee Unkrich for directing effort. Thank you to
Executive Producers John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sullivan (voice of John Goodman), Mike (voice of Billy Crystal), Boo (voice of Mary Gibbs), Randall (voice of Steve Buscemi), Waternoose (voice of James Coburn), Celia (voice of Jennifer Tilly), Roz (voice of Bob Peterson), Yeti (voice of John Ratzenberger), Fungus (voice of Frank Oz), and Needleman & Smitty (voice of Daniel Gerson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Great entertainment for the whole family; very fresh concept with a completely captivating story.

Ben Meyers

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