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Friday, June 21, 2013

Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” Review

Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is screaming with laughter and oozing with heart.

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). 


But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voiced by John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. 
The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.  


Monsters University opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. (Disney/Pixar)
Monsters University is rated G.

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Can you believe it's been 12 years since the original “Monsters, Inc.” theatrical debut?  My family has it on dvd, so of course we've watched it multiple times.
My 10 year old daughter was super excited to see Monsters University and says she likes it even better than the original. We saw a 3D screening at the Royal Oak Emagine. It isn't necessary to see in 3D, it would be just as good without and you could use the extra money for snacks.
Before Monsters University starts there is a short animation, "The Blue Umbrella" about 2 umbrellas that fall eternally in love, which was adorable and reminded me of "Paperman" from last year.
I liked that this was a prequel, for us to see how all the Monsters started out. You get to see Randall actually being a nice guy. My daughter's favorite new character is Dean Hardscrabble (voiced by Helen Mirren). She loved the Scare games, which was the main event in this movie. I liked the detailed animation, the feeling like I was part of the movie, and just laughing and having a good time. I won't say much more because I don't want to give anything away and luckily they don't show everything in the trailer. At the end watch for some characters from the original. Also make sure you stay passed the credits for an extra funny ending.
Have a great time watching Monsters University with your family.
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