Monsters University | Movie Review


Monsters Inc is one of my favourite Pixar animated movies.  It is an imaginative take on an old fashioned buddy movie with loveable characters and groundbreaking animation for its time.

Mr Eyeball, Mike Wazowski, and the Psychedelic Walking Shag Rug, James P. Sullivan, are an awesome team and the very best of mates who even borrow each other’s cans of odorant.

That was definitely  not the case when they first met though – the smart but not scary Mike and the scary but coasting on his family’s reputation Sulley hated each other on sight when they met at Monsters University.  Monsters University takes us back in time to when they first met and how they went from mutual loathing to BFFs.

The prequel fills in the gaps that, to be honest, I didn’t realise I needed to know.  I would have loved to see what happened in Monstropolis after they switched from Scream Power to Laugh Power.

The frat house theme is a little bit of an odd choice for the primary school and younger tween target market  – keggers and initiation rites and pledges are only known to many Antipodeans from such fine cinematic offerings as Animal House and the like.  It possibly isn’t terribly relevant or, dare I say, particularly appropriate for the target market.

All in all, it hasn’t knocked Monsters Inc off the perch for me, but it is a great second movie and was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed it more than Despicable Me 2 which suffered far more from lack-of-plot syndrome than Monsters University did.  Just pips Epic in 3D but only just.

Click here to read my Epic in 3D review

Click here to read my Despicable Me 2 review


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