Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Dan Gerson, Steve Susskind, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Pidgeon, Samuel Lord Black, Phil Proctor, Joe Ranft
Sulley (John Goodman) and his best friend Mike (Billy Crystal) work together at Monsters, Incorporated, a company that delivers energy to Monstropolis by scaring children. But just when everything looks perfect, something happens and a human child gets into their world and threatens to destroy the whole Monstropolis.
My brother used to love this film when we were kids, he watched it over and over again. But for some mysterious reasons, I thought monsters weren't my thing, and I've never watched it. Not until yesterday, when I've found myself going completely crazy about a 15-year-old kids movie. Yes, it really is that awesome.
Back in 2001, year of DreamWorks Animation amazing "Shrek", the creators of "Toy Story" brought "Monsters, Inc." to life, a superbly animated film, featuring humour, action and a lot of fun for the whole family.
The story, how beautiful and inventive it is! Brainchild of Pete Docter, the creative mind behind many other wonderful films - and masterpieces - from Disney Pixar, the story is pretty simple and that's what makes it easy to follow if you are a kid, and fun to watch if you are a human being.
The plot is based on the oldest of childhood fears: monsters in the closet. Only in this case the monsters works for a company, and scaring children is not only their job but it is essential for their city. Also these monsters that spend their days scaring children are terrified by children themselves. And isn't it just brilliant the idea of separating the monsters world from the real world with doors?
The characters are wonderfully animated and very detailed, and each monster is capable of transmitting its own nature through its physical appearance. However, no matter how simple its physical structed it, Mike, a green ball with stick legs and one huge eye, is the soul of the film, and his comedy is seen throughout the film. Sulley, a colourful and fluffy blue and purple monster, instead is perfect to deliver the message of the film. The Billy Crystal-John Goodman pair works perfectly, and the film also includes an evil lizard with the ability to change appearance to its surroundings, just like a chameleon, wonderfully voiced by Steve Buscemi. And a lonely but friendly Abominable Snowman also makes an appearance. What else could you possibly ask for?