It is not just the best film from the best American animation company to ever exist. It is not just one of the best family films of all time. Monsters Inc deserves recognition as one of the most innovative, original, and heartfelt works to come out of the 2000s. It is not only a great one, it’s one of the very best ever made.
A quick story: I remember, years ago, seeing the film Mother in theaters with a friend of mine. Like Climax, that movie starts off unassumingly and swells to a fever pitch as the story progresses. Every new horror catches you off guard and attempts to toy with and then annihilate your senses. However, it couldn’t save itself from a contrived and muddy ending.
This is where the films are nothing alike.
Every second of screen time realizes it’s full…