There is a question I love to pose to friends new and old. My query is this, “What is your favorite Pixar movie?” The interesting thing about this subject is that the answers are never unanimous, and I mean never. Some say Toy Story, others wax poetic about Up, and my daughter’s choice is Brave. But my favorite is, without a doubt, Monsters, Inc..
The story, the silliness and the gorgeous production make it one of my favorite animated films ever. I can not tell you how many times I’ve seen Monsters, Inc.. Before my daughter was able to express her own film choices, this was my pick for movie time. Fortunately she is a fan of the fantastic film. But you know what, as many times as I’ve seen the film, I was really surprised by how much better it was on the big screen and in 3D no less.
I had actually never seen Monsters, Inc. in the theaters, I had only seen it on the TV in our living room. And although the popcorn is free and we can watch the film in our PJs, nothing compares to seeing the film in the theater. Pixar films are beautifully made and many of the details can be lost on the small screen. Looking at the hairs on Sulley’s coat, to the scales on Randall, to the wood grain on the doors, it really does make you look at the film in a new light; not just as master storytelling but as a piece of gorgeous and glorious art. The 3D version that is currently in the theaters really adds to the experience. Seriously, the scene where Sulley, Mike Wazowski and Boo are riding through the door warehouse is worth the price of admission.
It really doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen the movie, seeing it on the big screen and in 3D will be a totally new – and completely worthwhile – experience.