Excerpt: The technical presentation, however, earns top marks. The 16:9 Blu-ray image is so sharp and detailed, with such outstanding manipulation of focus that one almost wonders if 3D is even necessary. But every so often a shot will drop the jaw with its realistic illusion of depth, evident down to subtle elements like a shaft of sunlight or a swirl of dust. The third dimension also does wonders to impart a sense of scale to the proceedings, as the grounds and halls of M.U.
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. He has studied hard, so he knows the ins and outs of all of the various scare techniques. But as he soon learns, you need more than knowledge to be one of the best scare creators.
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. “ You’re not even in the same league.
Excerpt: I was not sold on the idea of Monsters University. In fact I thought going back in time before Monsters Inc did not make much sense. Especially when the audience knows they will become employees of Monsters Inc. Guess what? I was wrong. Monsters University is an amazing movie.
Conclusion: Monsters University is yet another entry in Pixar's lesser canon, following Cars 2 and Brave . Will Pixar ever regain its footing? MU is a step in the right direction I suppose, but it still doesn't live up to its potential or surpass its predecessor, the indispensable Monsters Inc. Disney's 4-disc 3D Blu-ray release is another matter entirely. This is how it's done, folks. Perfect video. Perfect 3D. Perfect Dolby TrueHD 7.1 surround.
Summary: Most sequels or prequels seem contrived, but “Monsters University” makes sense and makes for solid entertainment. It may not be as inventive as the original, but there’s still plenty here to coax a smile, and it’s still great family entertainment.
Excerpt: Dagens ord är: Förväntningar. Vi tillåter oss vänligen att förvänta oss det ena och det andra inom film, för så gör vi på Filmguiden och så gör alla levande individer. Skulle vi räkna upp alla förväntningar som alla har som skulle vi fylla bägaren överfull på nolltid. Förväntningarna på våra barn, fruns söndagsstek, familjefesten, arbetsgivaren och så vidare.