A2P Cinema 100 Films of the Aughts
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MONSTERS, INC.
2001 - Pete Docter / David Silverman - United States
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I love this film! Monsters Inc is brilliant on all levels of cinema. Sure Pixar Studios has generated some wonderful films, but to me, none are more creative or as perfect as this. It's the type of film I love watching over and over again because it leaves a smile on my face throughout it's entire 92 glorious minutes. Every scene and moment is relevant, emotional, and entertaining all at once. More importantly the film deals with real life issues of childhood, growing up, opening your mind, etc without ever getting preachy or heavy-handed. It's brilliant both artistically and commercially. Monsters Inc is a film so full of depth that the very mysteries of life essence (whatever they may be) can likely be found somewhere in this films world and characters. Not to go without mentioning is the character of Boo, who is the absolute definition of adorable. But Boo is more then just cute. She represents a real child, with real feelings, fears, and personality. The final shot of the film is extremely touching and among all-time great final shots in film history as far as I'm concerned!! Monsters Inc is a flawless, heart warming, comical, and emotionally touching masterpiece that could positively change your perspective of living; It's that good!
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