Roz is looking more fabulous than ever!
Pixar's fourth feature, Monsters, Inc., is back in theatres today, in 3-D, eleven years after its original release in November 2001.
I just returned from a noon showing and, like Finding Nemo 3D, it's another winning stereoscopic rerelease from Pixar.
Yeah, yeah, I know I said that Nemo was the "perfect movie to experience in 3-D", but I was wrong—this is.
The roller coaster 'Ride of the Doors' scene—one of many superb shots in the film—is Pixar's most adventurous use of 3-D to date, by a mile.
The largely inorganic environments of Monstropolis (think architecture) really benefit from the added depth. When Boo and Sulley stumble upon the secret passageway leading to Randall's lair, it feels like you're right in there with them.
Besides the 3-D, the animation generally looks as fresh as if it had been done this year. And in the (very) few places it doesn't, well, who cares? You've got a clever, action packed story, loveable characters, lots of heart. Exactly why Pixar's doing the prequel.
Go see it this weekend. You'll also get a bonus: For The Birds, which happens to be my second favourite Pixar short (after Red's Dream). Simple, funny, and the ending never gets old.