Movie review 5 of 7…
Monster’s University – released June 21st, 2013
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski
Plot: A prequel to Monster’s Inc, another Disney/Pixar creation. This story tells how Mike and Sulley meet at college, overcome a bunch of obstacles and eventually work at Monster’s Inc as part of the Scare Team.
My opinion/rating: I was dragged to this by my Disney nerd roommates, not to say that I’m NOT a Disney nerd, just not for this film. I can’t even remember the story of Monster’s Inc, so I would’ve liked to watch that first before seeing the prequel. Some of the references may go over your head, but you don’t have to see Monster’s Inc to completely understand MU. This movie is just cute, not a lot of substance. There weren’t many adult/pop culture references, mostly the jokes were based on clever word play or college stereotypes. I think a middle school to high school aged person would be bored with this movie because they’d be in that middle age, too young to just blindly laugh, but not old enough to understand some of the adult humor. The story is, of course, heart warming, lots of life lessons, but I just didn’t really connect to it. If you aren’t in love with Disney/Pixar, or Monster’s Inc – wait for Netflix. Overall rating – C.