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Time to make up for the egregious oversight of the Academy in 2002. Monster's Inc. is the better animated film out of these two.
I never really warmed up to "Monsters, Inc." It's gorgeous, yes, but I neither its story nor characters ever really resonated with me. I don't think "Shrek" has held up particularly strong, but I find it more enjoyable on the whole.
Good contest between two of the top animated movies of the past decade -- both from 2001, actually. I'm predisposed against Dreamworks animation, because of exactly what it's typically accused of: throwaway pop culture references; voice talent that's too present to dissolve into the story; cheap jokes aplenty; etc. That's exactly why I was surprised I liked Shrek as much as I did.
But as good as Pixar for me on an average day? No, and so of course it can't touch my favorite Pixar flick, which happens to be Monsters, Inc. Monsters is probably as guilty as Shrek on the star voice talent accusation, using both Goodman and Crystal for the protagonists, but it just works for me (and I'm no fan of Billy Crystal). Monsters isn't just a great animated movie or a great comedy, which are certainly both true of Shrek; it's heartwarming and near-perfect, and in the final analysis it stands simply as great cinema.
The first two films of the Shrek series are the only films DreamWorks has put out that can match Pixar in terms of quality, so that makes for a decent match-up here. Shrek, though, wins it running away. Monsters, Inc., while it has charm to spare, is one of Pixar's weaker efforts, whereas Shrek is up there with Pixar's best. And I prefer Shrek to Sully.
The first Shrek was the best. And better than Monsters Inc.
Monsters is middle-of-the-road Pixar for me, but I can hand this matchup to Sully and Mike.
Monster's Inc was robbed,even though Shrek was a good funny movie.
Mike Wazowski is the preferable green monster over Shrek. Donkey may be funnier than Sully but he is pretty damn annoying. I do enjoy Shrek but Monsters Inc is one of Pixar's best and DreamWorks can't hold a candle to the best of the best in animation.
I can just hear a voice in Shrek's corner shouting 'Pick me. Pick me!', and as I am easily led, I guess I will. A very hard match-up but I did feel that Monsters, Inc. was lacking something. PLUS I love dragons.
Donkey beats Mike. Still, both awesome.
I really like them both & this is a tough decision for me, but if I had to choose . . . Monsters, Inc.
Shrek is funnier and has more heart. Easy choice.
Original Shrek? One of the best animated movies ever....
This is a suprise im definantly going Monster's Inc. havent seen Shrek in a long time.