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TOP 100 MOVIES in 2001!
MONSTERS INC, 2001
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted
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The people over at Pixar are some of the most gifted storytellers in the business today. These people really appreciate every detail to their story from the characters to the environment to the message and to the humor, all blending perfectly in Monster Inc. With a talented cast including Billy Crystal and John Goodman, the people at Pixar continue to deliver films of pure storytelling like no one else, and you know what, that’s okay with me.
Lets’ start off with the visuals, because when you’re dealing with Pixar the look of it is just as important and compelling as the story itself. Visually the film is a step up from their previous films. Now that’s not a knock gets the others, but it’s obvious and with great intention by the creators that they aim to outdo themselves by producing works that are more advanced in technology than their previous film.
Toy Story was the first to showcase the smooth technology. Followed by its exceptional sequel Toy Story 2 which took the advance computer generated graphics to another level that only enriched the story even more. Now comes Monsters Inc which is truly a triumph.
Monsters Inc is a power company in a world populated by monsters who use the screams of little children to power their city, Monstropolis. One of its employees is Sully (Goodman), a big blue Teddy bear like monster who works alongside his best friend Mike (Crystal), a small green pudgy Cyclops. Sully like the rest of the employees travel through various doors which lead them to the rooms of the kids they are assigned to scare.
But when one of the doors is left open, Sully finds that one of the kids, a little girl, has followed him. Afraid of human contact, Sully takes the girl to Mike for help. They dress the little girl, who they name “Boo,” as a monster and try to take her back to her home. But they find trouble from the top employee Randal (Buscemi) who has plans of his own.
What’s also great about the Pixar universe are the subtle references to others works they’ve done in the past. Near the end of the film, Boo hands Sully a Jessie doll from Toy Story 2, the Luxo ball, and a plush of Nemo from Finding Nemo. Since Finding Nemo was the Pixar film that followed Monsters, Inc., it was presumably a sneak peek to the upcoming film. Another is when Randall arrives in the trailer, it is the trailer from A Bug's Life, and the pizza delivery truck from Toy Story is seen sitting next to it.
Monster Inc is for people of all ages not just tailored to kids. That’s part of the winning formula when it comes to Pixar because they’ve managed to tap into the fountain of great storytelling that is universal. Something that Disney at one point or another used to do, despite Pixar being owned by the company it’s really Pixar that has delivered true quality films. You know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way.