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Join Date: Dec 2004
Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
With the recent awesomeness that is Toy Story 3, I've been on a bit of a Pixar kick, so I'll post mini reviews for all their movies throughout the week (already done the Toy Story Trilogy).
A BUG'S LIFE (1998)
When his colony of fellow ants is being oppressed by a gang of grasshoppers, the misfit inventor Flik decides to venture outside of the colony and find warrior bugs that could drive the grasshoppers off.
This is probably Pixar's weakest film, but being the worst Pixar film is kind of like being the worst Navy Seal. No matter what, you're still pretty bad ass! This is a very good movie with all of the heart, charm, & humor that we come to expect from Pixar. It basically expands on the idea of Toy Story with Pixar exposing us to yet another universe that could exist right under our noses. It also draws inspiration from Seven Samurai, Three Amigos, & of course the classic fable of The Ant & The Grasshopper. When comparing it to other Pixar films, I think the only thing that brings it down is in the concept. I guess Superheroes, Monsters, Talking Toys, Robots in Love, & Rats in Kitchens are more appealing to me than bugs, but its still a great movie. Oh and I have to say this: Hopper, the leader of the grasshopper gang, is kind of a bad ass!
MONSTERS INC (2001)
Mike & Sully, two friends & hardworking employees of the child scaring energy company Monsters Inc, find themselves caught up in a huge mess as a human girl breaks into their world and turns everything upside down.
The imagination put into this one is off the charts with the various monster designs, and the absolute brilliance of the "bedroom door portal" technology (which leads into a fantastic chase sequence in the door storage facility). But the real heart of the story comes from the relationship of the characters Mike, Sully, & the little girl that they simply name Boo. The friendship & loyalty that the characters have is challenged & ultimately strengthened by the rough situations they find themselves in, kind of like what happened to Woody & Buzz in Toy Story. The movie is also very funny & very kinetic & fast paced. As far as the villains go, I'd have to say that up until Lotso came on the scene, Randall was my favorite Pixar villain. What a prick!