Still monstrously good after 11 years
sy, which taps into universal fears of creatures under the bed, enjoys another joyous moment in the spotlight.
Monsters, Inc. has lost none of its power to charm in the eye- popping format. The climatic chase through rows of children’s doors is especially thrilling with the added depth of vision.
James P Sullivan, aka Sulley ( voiced by John Goodman), and best friend Mike Wazowski ( Billy Crystal) are top of their gameinthechildscaring business.
Working out of Monsters Inc, the largest screamprocessing factory in Monstropolis, the fun- l oving double- act scare countless unsuspecting moppets by leaping out of wardrobes.
Monstropolis is powered by human screams so it is imperative that Sulley and his colleagues meet their daily targets. Alas, 21st century children are increasingly difficult to spook - must be the overexposure to violent television programmes and video games - so the city is in the grip of a fuel crisis.
Henry J Waternoose ( JamesCoburn), bossatMonsters, Inc., is acutely aware that the fate of thousands rests with his employees.
Humans are forbidden in the monster world - they are considered a health risk - so when Sulley accidentally brings a human girl named Boo into Monstropolis, hell breaks loose.
Monsters, Inc. is pure, unabashed feel- good family entertainment, boastingdazzling visuals, lovable characters and a script crammed to bursting with gags. The level of detail on the main characters still dazzles 11 years after the film’s original release.
Goodman and Crystal are on top form, lending their distinctive vocals to their unforgettable partners in crime. The screenplay provides them with plenty of big laughs, but the ad- libs are equally hilarious.
Stay for thehilarious endof- credits out- takes, complete with fluffed lines and collapsing scenery.