What happened was, the high of having seen the newest, longest trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone mixed with the nauseous feeling I got while watching the empty teaser to the stupidly titled Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (forget Natalie Portman; I just can't sit through that shit), and the nostalgic pang I got for the new re-release of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial all had me feeling a bit weird as Monsters, Inc. finally started. Well, all that plus how much I had eaten prior to that, no doubt.
So at first I was less than impressed, even though I was mildly amused by For The Birds, the Pixar short that preceded the feature. As the movie went on though, I felt more and more at ease, and the end result?
I really enjoyed this movie!
Typical Disney; sweet, funny, and family friendly, it also had an interesting premise that was more based on reality than Fantasy Land. Also, the very end of the film, which I would never give away, seemed surprisingly sophisticated to me. Maybe I give them to much credit, but I was pleasantly surprised by how it was handled.
The two main stars of Monsters, Inc. are no surprise, but to me, the rest of the cast was, and so I've decided not to name any of them.
Hey, why not be surprised for yourself, ya know?
I will say that the cast was superb, and thankfully, they were given some really great dialogue to spout. I laughed out loud quite a few times, and gosh darn it, that feels good!
Of course the look of the movie is pretty amazing. Those geniuses at Pixar keep outdoing themselves to the point that it's scary. At times you just forget that what you are watching is pure computer magic.
I highly recommend this movie to (WARNING...BAD CLICHÉ ALERT!!!)…children of all ages!
Hey, I warned ya…