Watching Monsters University brought me back to my scaring days! Yes, I graduated from the program in April 2013. I have tons of respect for Sulley and Mike! The courses were difficult but fortunately I studied, scared and passed. In Pixar’s awesome prequel, Monsters University I had the chance to learn about the early days of Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc. This college themed movie did not miss a single detail! The CGI is absolutely incredible! Everything from hair strands to collegiate structures were highly detailed and breathtaking.
The movie has fabulous comedic moments, emotion and relatable messages. I think majority of us have experienced not “fitting in” at some point of our lives. That and also accepting that your dreams might manifest into something that you hadn’t originally set out to do. Basically, we need to make lemonade out of lemons.
Viewers will love elementary Mike as he gives you a glimpse of what life was like for him. Being Mike isn’t easy but he is determined and oozes self confidence. As much fun and action packed as Monsters Inc. was, I did think there were a few slow moments in Monster’s University. I felt myself longing for a cute “Boo” moment. I felt that MU was missing some of those elements although I tried to keep in mind that this is a different movie. But, I think Boo was irresistible in the original film and little girls adored her. Little Mike did make up for the lack of irresistibly. I wish there was a little Sulley!
There are some new characters in Monster’s University. Dean Hardscrabble is one of my favorite characters. She is sophisticated as well as frightening! Even the sound of her legs were creepy! Helen Mirren’s voice was impeccable. Another favorite is Squibbles mom (Julia Sweeney). I love that she’s a Mastodon fan. She’s my kind of lady! (You’ll have to see the movie to get this reference.)
Overall the movie was fun with impressive animation with interesting characters and a solid ending. Did the dynamic duo graduate with flying colors? You’ll have to go and see the movie! We all enjoyed stitching facts together and getting the chance to learn the back story of our 2 favorite monsters and how they wound up working together behind all of those closet doors at Monsters, Inc.
The opening short, The Blue Umbrella is a beautiful “boy meets girl” story with fabulous CGI.
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