The thinking in Monstropolis is that human children are toxic, so they inspire great fear. Yet children's screams are harvested by Monsters, Inc. and used to generate electricity in the monster's city. In the factory, Sulley, a famous elite scarer, and his friend and coach Mike Wazowski beat all the records. But Randall Boggs is determined to rise to first place by any means necessary... Soon the daily lives of these monsters are disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Boo, a mischievous three-year-old who terrorises the whole city before being picked up and hidden by Sulley and his accomplice.
Monsters, Inc. is deservedly classed as a Pixar Animation Studios film that simply must be seen. From the moment it was released in 2002 it met with great critical and commercial success. Less than ten years after Toy Story, the first film made entirely with computer generated imagery by Pixar stood out for technical prowess that was truly remarkable at the time. Although technology has advanced since then, the work does not really looked dated. What impresses above all is the originality of the script and the richness of the characters, even if there is sometimes a very slightly simplistic use of opposites. The hilarious one-liners already belong to film folklore and are a real delight! In the corridors of this weird factory we meet all kinds of monsters: some are funny, some are endearing and some are nasty. Roz, a soft and cantankerous secretary, is especially entertaining. The film rattles along at a pleasing pace and is full of twists. It is set in the cut-throat world of a company that is threatened with closure due to a lack of resources and where anything that could keep it afloat is permitted. The film also makes us wonder about appearances and fear of the Other: is it always justified? Are the ones whom we think of as bad, and who are sometimes just unknown, really the villains? How can we live together with our differences? In short, Monsters, Inc. is one of those films that is simultaneously entertaining, funny, deep and thought-provoking. It is suitable for the whole family thanks to the many ways that it can be appreciated. Watch without hesitation!Read more Show less
From age 5. Because of the feature's average length and pace, it might not retain the attention of very young children.
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