Excerpt: Ever wonder how Monsters, Inc.’s Mike and Sully met? Me neither, since their friendship is so well defined in that vastly superior original film. But Monsters University takes us back to their college days anyway, when the optimistic Mr. Wozanski and the cocky Mr. Sullivan first crossed paths.
Excerpt: Mike Wazowski has always wanted to be a top scarer, with dreams of working the scare floor at Monsters Incorporated. Now he has taken the first steps toward that dream, as he has enrolled in the scare program at Monsters University.
Monsters University 3D – Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Review
31 October 2013
Excerpt: There have been enough “college movies” released over the years that they have somehow evolved into their own genre; or at least their own Netflix category. The crazy antics in movies like Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, Back to School, Road Trip, Old School, and Van Wilder have probably been...
Excerpt: Monsters University shows how ingrained scaring was to the monster world. Their economy, their entertainment, and their schools all flash awe toward the artistic merit of frightening small children. Monsters Inc. however merely showed us the business equation.
Summary: Pixar remains the benchmark by which all other computer animated films are still measured. I can’t tell you how they will compare, but I can promise you a wonderful stay. If there’s an animation studio out there who thinks they’re as good as these guys, I have bad news for you.
Conclusion: While it has the foundation of a Saturday morning cartoon spin-off, Monsters University tries to make a go as a respectable Pixar feature. Though short on ambition, it delivers an always agreeable but never special outing.