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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…
After two unsuccessful attempts Pixar finds its way back. Monsters University has everything that we expect to see in a Pixar movie: Wonderful creativity, lovely characters, unforgettable storylines and the respect for friendship along with technical superiority and visual astonishment. Like other Pixar movies what powers this nice and memorable adventure is its emphasize on the value of friendship. There is nothing deeper than that. Pixar’s characters learn that the only thing that gives value to a living soul is his/her ability to connect to others. They can only succeed when they unite with each other, helping your friend is the only way of being successful. Nobody’s perfect and each person’s unique abilities can help the group so no one…
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…
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…
I was a bit weary going into Monsters University. It didn't get glowing reviews like most Pixar films do, but I still had hope. There is only one problem I saw with Monsters U, and that being was how formulaic it was. That's the only negative thing I have to say about it. Even with it being formulaic, Monsters U is packed with heart, and still gives you the "feel good" feeling when you watch it. What I love most is how Pixar planned everything out. Monsters U came out at a time where people who saw Monsters, Inc as kids, are most likely in college now. That is where this film truly shines, and lets me relate to it.…
I am MonstersU. This phrase has been ringing in my family's ears since the initial promos for Monsters University was released last year. After finally getting my multiple scaly arms on a copy of the movie, I'm more certain than ever that I wish I could go to Monsters U....and that this may be Disney's best animated film in a long while.
Backtracking to when Mike Wazowski (as we know him in Monsters Inc one half of the most successful scare team at the Scream Factory) was just a little tyke, the one eyed green monster is a petite underestimated fellow. When his class goes on a field trip to the Scream Factory, he breaks into one of the kid's…
You could say Pixar has grown out of it's prime. I think it started after Toy Story 3. The year after that film was released, Cars 2 was released in theaters. Speaking of which.....
I really fucking hated Cars 2. It was too silly, Larry the Cable Guy is annoying as fuck, and it was nothing like the first one. Now i'll admit, the first one isn't so great...but changing something from the ground up doesn't make it better, it just alienates those who appreciated the first one.
Then Brave was released, and it was okay. Then I saw the trailer to Monsters University. I didn't get a good feeling from it. I didn't think it was a bad trailer,…
Has some really great funny moments in it but has a weak ending.
Nothing will top Monsters, Inc., as that is my favorite Pixar film, but this is damn close. I cannot believe this one hasn't gotten as much love as the first one because it is another 4-star effort from Disney Pixar. Love, love, loved it!
I only can say "wonderful"
A great piece of animation, i just felt that it lacked something for the grown ups. Kids will thoroughly enjoy this, just felt a bit dumb until the last 10 minutes. Not helped with Mike and Sulley arguing for most of the movie.
Would have liked to have saw a load of animal house/revenge of the nerds nods.
Far from top-tier Pixar, but diverting enough to keep their fans entertained. Fun supporting characters a plus. #nottosee
Best prequel ever made! Loved mini Sully at the beginning too!
Very enjoyable film!
- Beyond the Hills
- Spring Breakers
- Upstream Color
- Stories We Tell
- Before Midnight
- Only God Forgives
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Rover
- The Master
- Only God Forgives
- Room 237
The topic title says it all really.
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