Monsters, Inc. is a movie about monsters - and little kids. Door by door they sneak into the bedrooms of unknowing children, to creep up on them and collect a scream before they leave.
It's not as sinister as it sounds. Screams are the energy source that powers their world, and until Sullivan accidentally brings with him a little girl into their world, they are just as scared of the children as the children are of them. As we are told horror stories of monsters, they're told horror stories of kids.
So of course Sullivan is at first a very unwilling host to this young visitor - and his buddy Bob even more so, but eventually they both warm up to her: Boo, as Sullivan names her, and she warms up to them right from the start.
Her presence however, does not go unnoticed, and little do they know there's a sinister plot brewing in the background... one I shall not reveal, lest it will haunt your dreams. O_o Or make you not want to watch the movie. I mean: who wants to watch a spoiled movie? That's just rotten.
This, however, is a freshly fueled flick, in traditional fulfilling full-family Disney fun, full of creative detail, a fast pace, and charming/cute/beastly (but they're still pretty cute) personalities, and a good plot. It's well-animated too, of course. Maybe knowing Pixar is behind it all will make you all the more intrigued? If you haven't seen it yet, go do so.
By now it's a few years overdue, but still it's good as new. A batch of well-made monstrous fun. Great watch, again. Also: you gotta love Bob's optimism! :D
I can't believe it.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle