Monsters, Inc.: Blu-ray Movie Review (2009)

11/08/2009 Posted by Admin

A computer-animated wonder from Disney-Pixar that shimmers with wit and style.

The film is a treat, a colorful, funny comedy that looks deep into a child’s bedroom closet and finds out that what scares us isn’t always worth fearing.

John Goodman and Billy Crystal are the voices of Sulley and Mike, two working-stiff monsters who toil at Monsters, Inc., a utility company that turns a child’s scream into energy for the city of Monstropolis. Scaring kids is a tough job, one that takes surprising discipline and training. These two are legends at Monsters, Inc., so likable and good at their jobs, they have their share of girlfriends and fans.

But when a precocious child named Boo sneaks through one of the factory’s many automated doors--all of which are connected to a child’s bedroom closet--the event unleashes a wave of monster fear. The reason for the upset is clear--in Monstropolis, humans are toxic, which complicates matters for Sulley and Mike, who now must deal with the problem of Boo.

As the story unfolds and it becomes clear that every monster’s fears about children are unfounded, they eventually come to terms with the film’s central truth: As we continue to learn as a society, most fears are based on misinformation and ignorance, something this smart film has a great time working through.

Rated G. Grade: A-

View the trailer for "Monsters, Inc." here:

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  1. Ken said...

    I have to get a copy of this movie. It still has me teary eyed at the end.

  2. Admin said...

    It has that effect!