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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…
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…
Perfect movie for eight-year-olds who are also college students.
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It's just basically Animal House for kids without the funny jokes or likable characters.
I really do enjoy Pixar movies. I love Disney movies. Generally I am a fan of all of their films. I have become accustomed to a high quality film delivered every time from them. In terms of visuals Monsters University does not fail. Every shot had been drawn and created with perfection and love. It is a beautifully created world and expands visually on what came before.
The second half of the film is brilliant. A good heart, hilarious, fun and exciting. I thought the second half was a five star movie. The new characters are all brilliant too and I want a film just about them (that's how good they are!). Sadly though the first half isn't brilliant and…
A fun family film with strong moral and ethical lessons. Pixar is unstoppable.
OK, so it's nowhere near as good as the original Monsters Inc, but that doesn't completely take away from Monsters University's charms. While the riffs on the college comedy are a bit stale, there's enough Pixar charm and commitment from the cast to make this a solid, B-grade effort from the studio. Although you could say that, based on the originality of the first film, there were more interesting ways to take a prequel.
Fact 1: Pixar hasn't made a masterpiece since Toy Story 3 in 2010.
Fact 2: This supposed cash-grab sequel is still sturdier, funnier, and better designed and animated, than anything DreamWorks, Sony, Blue Sky, Illumination, Laika, and even Walt Disney Animation Studios has come up with in the last 4 years. Pixar is still king of American animation in my eyes. (Outside the U.S., with Ghibli and Cartoon Saloon, is another story.)
The prequel of Monsters Inc. didn't disappointed me. I got what I want. I enjoy and love this film.
Link to review on my blog: www.yakfilm.com/monsters-university-2013/
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(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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