Everything I need to know, I learned from "Monsters Inc."
There are two reasons that I feel like I should write about Monsters, Inc. today:
a) Monsters, Inc. is my favorite Pixar movie
b) It’s Billy Crystal’s birthday!
And honestly, everything about this movie is perfect. From the beautiful score to the fact that the song “If I Didn’t Have You” was Randy Newman’s first Oscar win, this movie deserves all of the attention it can get. That all being said, of course it is a Disney / Pixar movie and is PACKED full of life lessons.
EINTKILF Monsters, Inc.
There are jerks everywhere, but good people, too
One of the most important themes in Monsters, Inc. is the whole “good vs. evil” situation, not just in the major corporation being exposed as corrupt (more on that in a minute) but in the simple fact that there are “good” monsters like Mike and Sully and “bad” monsters like Randall. In no way do I think it is easy to break people (or monsters, in this case) into a “good” category and a “bad” category, but we all know that some people (and monsters) are just inherently better people (or monsters). Randall is mean, selfish, and genuinely enjoys terrifying children. Though Sully and Mike are great at their jobs, and just based on Sully’s size alone, can scare kids pretty well, they both have moral issues with it. There will always be people (or monsters) who have a harder time seeing the immorality in a situation. But that’s OK—because there are always anti-jerks too.