This first film of a planned trilogy is an impressive movie with unusual looking characters, lavish scenes, breathtaking locations, incredible digitized scenery, amazing and terrifying special effects, storybook villages and a musical score that beautifully ties it all together.
- November 29, 2001 |
The theme of this movie is "crime pays" if you're cool and smart enough to come up with a clever plan. The bad guys aren't portrayed as bad. Instead, their crimes are portrayed as a "professional choice," and their criminal behavior is dignified because they get away with the crime.
- November 19, 2001 |
Pixar has once again come through with special effects that give us an alternate world where mostly benign, goofy-looking monsters look so real they're almost cuddly. The main message of the story: Laughs are much more powerful than screams.
- November 18, 2001 |
Hal (Jack Black) aspires to date only women of beauty and perfection -- supermodels and centerfolds. Problem is, Hal isn't the kind of guy those women would look twice at. When Hal happens to meet self-help guru Tony Robbins, Robbins hypnotizes Hal, causing him to see only the inner beauty of women.
- November 15, 2001 |