This week we're reviewing Monsters, Inc., Pixar's fourth movie. While at first glance this has a simple good guy / bad guy vibe, it ends up being rather deep with some fun corporate espionage (who would have thought those words would end up together?) Like most other Pixar movies the characters are very well written and the voice actors give them so much emotion that it is easy to fall in love with them and enjoy your time in their lives.
Some of the ideas that this move puts forward are these:
- Tyrrany and Evil are worth fighting against.
- Life is precious, not just those that look and act like you.
- Cruelty is never justifiable. You go without if you must to avoid being cruel.
Overall we decided that this movie is an outstanding movie for kids (so long as they can handle some monsters and jump scares), as it provides some very worthwile ideas, has true character growth, and strong bonds of friendship.