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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…
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…
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…
Classical story with an innovative spin to it. Brilliant.
Creo que nunca aburriré esta película, mi comiquita preferida, debido a toda la temática que toca y como demuestra que todos son distintos y nunca hay un sólo camino al éxito.
The latest 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures is entertainment for the whole family. Dan Scanlon is the director and it is the fourteenth film produced by Pixar and the prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc., marking the first time Pixar has made a prequel. Which I liked... but it didn't reach the heights of the Monsters, Inc.
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Bob Peterson, and John Ratzenberger reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski, James P. Sullivan, Randall Boggs, Roz, and the Abominable Snowman, respectively. Bonnie Hunt, who played Ms. Flint in the first film, voices Mike's grade school teacher, Ms. Karen Graves.
It was very complicated getting this movie produced.…
Scare Of The Millenia
I had two problems with this movie. First is the fact that I loved the first one so much that I ended up super disappointed and second Monsters University has got to have the most generic cliched story ever. The story is pretty much the same high school/college story that the Disney channel spews out every month or so with it's bad jokes and super heavy handed life lessons. I would have liked it a little better if it was an unrelated story or if I hadn't like the first so much, but hey I did.
7/10: Surprisingly this exceeded my expectation Never thought this can equal the original Monsters Inc. (2001). It's a moving and funny film at the same time. I like how the story comes full circle; this ends where the first film started.
My review -- this film is now showing at Hollywood cinema Norwich UK and it is not surprising that this installment is doing incredibly well at the box office. The contents well this installment is very much a prequel to how our best partnership of scarers came to be and the trouble they got into at University. The tempo is good fluent it manages its timeframe [105 minutes] very well. I like how the scenes were set out because this film always feels like it is moving forward at a decent pace, but what is most interesting is this on how they have chosen to show the viewer, one quick example would be at the very beginning Michael decides to…
ovviamente ben realizzato, ma l'idea di fondo è e resta una cagata. Il paragone col primo è sacrilego.
The first one was awesome. This is just a regular university movie with frat games and such, just with the well known characters. It's still cute, but nothing more.
I'd just like to point out that in Monsters Inc, Mike says the following:
"You've been jealous of my good looks since the 4th grade, pal."
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(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…