Yeah, I have no idea what that means.
Hey, Randie, you want to write this thing again?
OK, I guess it's up to me then.
Today's post is installment #4 of series I call The Pixar Project. The El family is on a mission to watch Pixar's animated features in chronological order. So far, we've watched...
OK, moving on.
For all the humor and action sequences that propel the movie along, at the heart of Monster's Inc is, well, heart. Sulley's growing attachment to Boo is sweet and tender and oh so heartbreaking when Sulley has to say goodbye to Boo. Once more, Pixar is not afraid to go headlong into intensely emotional scenes: Boo being frightened of Sulley after his scare demonstration; Mike and Sulley in exile and at odds with each other; Sulley says goodbye to Boo and Boo opens the closet door just to find...a closet. And that last bit at the end? Sulley goes through a familiar door thought completely destroyed and hears a familiar voice: "Kitty!"
But if Monsters Inc has heart, the producers keep that heart pumping with a high level of energy and imagination. Even from the the opening titles which aredone with a stylized art similar to that used for titles in films from the late 1950s to the 1960s, particularly Blake Edwards, Pink Panther series. Randy Newman was back for another go-round as the composer. Newman's music evoked a combination of 1950s movie music and jazz; it's a very kinetic soundtrack and fits the tone and the energy of the film.