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School never looked this scary.
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
There's been an attitude recently that Pixar has been "losing it" that I frankly don't agree with. The studio might be "losing it" in that they haven't produced a masterful film since Toy Story 3, which was only 3 years ago, but their films have never really gone less than competent. Cars 2 erroneously got panned for being too childish, something they were intentionally going for, and Brave pulled out of a terrible production hell history to be an ultimately decent attempt at a standard Disney princess story. Now we have Monster's University, the prequel to 2001's Monster's Inc., and while it's not one of their more masterful films, it is still a sign that even when Pixar is being…
Monsters, Inc. is my favourite Pixar film which is both a blessing and a curse when approaching this prequel. On the one hand it is great to spend time with the characters again but on the other it is always going to come off as second best compared to the charming original. Unsurprisingly, it is in the interactions between Mike and Sully where Pixar’s latest finds the majority of its laughs and hidden heart, the only problem is that it is marred by such a formulaic and pedestrian plot.
Monsters University explores how everybody’s favourite monsters became friends during their eventful time at university. The film follows the well-worn path of rivals becoming best buddies as Mike and Sully must…
Monsters Inc. was a film that took me a long time to like. I wasn't really looking forward to its sequel, nor was I opposed to watching it. I felt indifferent and that is more or less how I feel now.
Monsters University feels like a film that only works because of the huge amount of talent involved. It probably shouldn't exist, comes across as a money grab and reeks of an easy opportunity to churn out tonnes of merchandise. Yet it still manages to be better than most recent animated movies that have come out.
The Pixar name seems to be a bit of a double edged sword. Whenever that logo appears, expectations become stellar and have people looking…
Perfect movie for eight-year-olds who are also college students.
From the creators of animation classics like Toy Story trilogy, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL·E & Up, Pixar Animation Studios' 14th feature film marks their first foray into prequels & although it's an enjoyable, entertaining & quite satisfying ride for the most part, it ultimately falls short of the quality of cinema we expect from Pixar.
A prequel to Monsters Inc., Monsters University focuses on the relationship between Mike & Sulley during their college life, where they started off as rivals studying to be scarers. After the two are dropped from their courses for causing a fight, Mike takes part in Scary Games competition to prove his worth & reluctantly includes Sulley when his team falls short of one member.
You're not even in the same league with me.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed that for the last few years every time Pixar announced a new film on their calendar it ended up being either a sequel, prequel or spin-off of previous works. I know many do, but I don't consider Monsters, Inc. among Pixar's top echelon of films so the tale of When Mike Met Sulley seemed a bit unnecessary to me.
With that said I was pleasantly surprised by a solid, if not original, film. With the disappointment of Brave still fresh in my memory it was nice to find out that the Pixar Charm still existed even if just in…
One of those films that you can't not love. A cast of the most likable characters, a fun, gag filled script and some gorgeous visual make this an absolute winner. Funny and sweet in just the right measure make it standout as one of the best sequels around.
Honestly, I fell asleep twice trying to watch this film. Is it just me, or has it faded into the background amongst the many other fantastic Disney Pixar titles?
Is it weird that I found this movie way cooler than the first? The first was scarier, this one was funnier!
Despite paling in comparison to it's predecessor, Monsters Inc., Monsters University is an admirable attempt at a prequel and as a back story to Mike and Sulley, helped by the clear understanding of who the characters were from the first film by the writing team and Dan Scanlon, the director. However, the main problem arises from the fact that the creative inputs have too many ideas, forming the film into three plots: the scaring programme, the scare games and the camp, without choosing one of them to be it's narrative drive. It just takes too long to get into it's groove as, once it decides to, it can be, at times, rather riveting. What the film has in it's favour…
While it doesn't quite capture the same whimsy of the first one, it is still a well written, fun movie by Pixar.
And really anything done by Pixar is so much better than the shit the other animation studios are putting out.
Behind Toy Story, Monster's Inc. was probably the Pixar film that I would most welcome a sequel too, more so then A Bug's Life, more so then Finding Nemo (which is getting one), more so then The Incredibles... wait scratch that Incredibles and Monster's Inc. where probably neck and neck when it came to which one I wanted a sequel and certainly more so then Cars - which made a load of money and it did get a sequel, Cars remains among my least favourite of the Pixar output.
But it turns out we wasn't going to get a Monster's Inc. sequel but rather a prequel... which mean't no Boo, her and Sully's relationship in the first movie was a…
yup. quite enjoyable.
Fatally inert. Which is something I hoped I'd never be able to say about a Pixar movie.
An unnecessary prequel but packed full of great messages for the kiddos. I laughed quite often and adult audiences will enjoy this as well.
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(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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