Monsters, Inc. Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Goodman, Billy Crystal

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In this computer generated animation, John Goodman is the voice of a large, blue monster whose responsibility it is to pop out of closets and scare small children. The closet he comes out of is selected by a monster bureaucracy- he gets assignments and goes through magical teleporting doors to the childs room. The purpose of this scaring is to collect childrens screams, which the monsters use to generate power. In a funny twist, monsters can be killed (supposedly) by one touch from a kid.
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John Goodman's character captures a little girl when his adversary leaves a teleportation door on the "scare floor". He finds out that the kid is not poisonous, and with the help of his partner (Billy Crystal) he goes on a mission to get the child home, all the while fighting his nemisis, a huge geko that can become invisible.
The review of this Movie prepared by Joe

In this charming animated comedy from Disney/Pixar, we found out more about the monsters in our cupboards. Monsters, Inc. is the largest scare factory in the monster world. Using children's screams, they power the city. Children aren't as scared as they used to be, so there is a power shortage. Monsters, meanwhile, are scared of children, because they consider them toxic. Sulley is the top scarer at Monsters, Inc., but when he accidently lets a little girl into the monster world, everyone becomes chaotic. Now, he must bring her back. While the race is on to bring her home, Sulley becomes more attached to the girl, and names her Boo. Dispite this being annoying to his best friend, Mike, he still helps him. A chameleon-like monster decides to stop them from bringing her home. This film is funny and fresh, and the animation is incredible. The way the Pixar artists make fur, and clothing is incredible. Billy Crystal, who missed a chance to play Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story is brilliant as Mike, with Steve Busceimi having great fun as the villain.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

Monsters, Inc. is the new Disney/Pixar movie. It's about Sully,a monster who works in a factory that collects children's screams to produce energy for the Monster City. One day, Sully and his friend Mike find Boo, a little girl that entered the monster world and they have to protect her not only from their evil colleague Randall, they must fight against the monsters fear of children.
The review of this Movie prepared by Scott

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Comedy or Parody about    -   horror movies How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   An "It". Age:    -   long lived adults Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Ice Caps?    -   Yes Where?    -   South Pole City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10

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