DVD Review #8: Monsters Inc. (2001)
My very first cinematic memory was cowering behind the seat in front of me during the opening scene, where a monster emerges from under a child's bed to scare him, only for this feeling of fear to be immediately broken with comic relief. I would watch it constantly once I got my hands on a physical copy, reciting whole scenes from it with friends in the playground. It's a huge influence on my love for cinema, animation and crazy looking monsters I find in b-movies and horror films. Nowadays my Monsters Inc. DVD gathers dust amongst my collection till I recently watched it and realised something about movies from my childhood, which is that they are impossible to review.
I still love this film obviously but I spent my time revelling in the nostalgia of it all whilst trying to view it like a new film. Every line delivery, animation detail and sound effect didn't feel real, it was like a routine I knew too well. Even if I had some criticism it would feel wrong, if I had something good to say It would be hard to determine whether it was nostalgic favouritism or not. I will say a few things, I still adore the design of even the background monsters, it's very inspiring to the imagination and the abominable snowman is such a great character.
After watching a lot of "adult films" this felt insanely fast paced, each event occurring after the next as I knew what each segment had to offer, not even sure whether I like this or not. Its enjoyable, homely and a classic in its own right, the film that taught a generation of kids not to be scared of the monsters under the bed and potentially got some of them into jazz. I'm sure you all know what happens in Monsters Inc. So I don't really need to say anything about it in that nature but I think I will hold onto my copy of it for the days I feel to far away from the inner child.
💀Monsters inside my head💀
〰️I feel *too* much. It gets uncomfortable. Sometimes, even positive feelings are too much for me to handle. It’s all so overwhelming. It’s difficult to deal with my own feelings, anxieties, and energies...let alone, all those I absorb from those around me. My body and mind want to burst. I want to crawl out of my body. It’s both a curse and a blessing✨