• Movie Rants

    MovieRant: The Contemporary Blockbuster.

    I had a couple of hours to kill the other week so I saw Monster’s University and was entertained from beginning to end. Here’s a film that tells a story, where the characters have arcs and the climax is justified for containing action – although here it is understated and clever, rather than over-the-top and in-your-face. You have to commend Pixar, who regularly knock out great movies – movies you can enjoy whether you’re a kid or an adult. Amazingly, using CGI, Pixar have the facility to be as outrageous and explosive as they want – there’s no limits with CGI, after all – and yet instead, the CGI is…