Monsters Inc quick movie review

monsters_inc_movie_posterMonsters Inc stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and features Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger, whatever) as the Abominable Snowman. And, much to my surprise, I enjoyed this movie.

I had my expectations dialed down for Monsters Inc because frankly, Pixar movies just don’t do it for me. Given that their most celebrated flicks are the Toy Story franchise and Finding Nemo, I was prepared for boredom. (To explain: I just didn’t care about any of the characters in Toy Story, and since the movie is all about their fate, this made the movie totally boring for me – as for Nemo, well – the movie is called Finding Nemo, so I was fairly certain how that flick would end. And, again, I just couldn’t get invested in the characters.) So we sat down and watched Monsters Inc and I was shocked! The story was clever! The characters were kinda interesting! Their problems were worth solving! The plot was compelling! The resolution was satisfying! I still can’t believe it! Pixar can make a good movie without Brad Bird!

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth checking out. It might be a little intense for the very little children, but this movie is generally fun for the entire family. I’ll give Monsters Inc a 8.5 out of 10, despite the fact that Pixar ripped off the premise from Nickelodeon’s Ah! Real Monsters!

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