Written July 01, 2013
Well, its finally happened. Pixar has created a bomb. Monsters Inc was a great movie, Monsters University was a terrible letdown with flat characters, even those characters from the original movie were flat. I think it was 2/3 of the way through the movie before I had my first minor laugh. My wife thought the same. The story had a good idea but lousy execution in the writing and did not take advantage of the promise of the idea. This will be the first Pixar movie I don't immediately buy when it comes out on disc, in fact I doubt I'll ever buy it. Very disappointing.
Written June 24, 2013
Usually these type of movies have a lot more subtle adult humor (kids might not get), I found very few laugh out loud moments. I think the whole movie undermined the point of the first movie, the first movie's lesson was that laughter was more important and powerful then scaring people. This one forgot the lesson and focused that scaring a lot was more powerful. The funny lady in the first movie was left out of this one except for one brief scene. I wanted more of her in this movie.
Written June 21, 2013
Well I should know by now to TRUST PIXAR, rather then to worry for a millisecond!! Monsters U ROCKED!! Our old buddies Mike and Sully as children, and late teens were wonderful AND TOUCHING. The story was fun, and new! Many original MI characters joined the dynamic duo and their new friends.
The voice acting by all in it was wonderful and fun! As ALL Pixar movies to date its a thrill for every child from 1 to 101! Full of life lessons galore, and enough laughter to power our world) for many years to come!
The trailer that I at first thought had shown too much, did a decent job of misleading me, so that there were plenty of surprises left to keep me on the edge of my seat!
Upon walking out of the theater, my husband and I were not only ready to see it again, but were Quite sure it would become as beloved to one and all as the original!
in conclusion, SHAME ON ME, for not trusting all those at my beloved Pixar!
Long live John Lasseter, Walt's true heir apparent!!
Written July 07, 2013
Monster's University is OK but not up to the standards of the original. A weak story is saved only in the last 20 minutes. But the kids will probably love it anyway.
Written June 23, 2013
Disney-Pixar did a spectacular job of providing a comprehensive backstory for Monsters Inc., with this sequel. Amazing and detailed environments, fantastic and diverse characters and just all around fun for adults and kids alike. (Hopefully all those adults are still kids!) 3D was worth the money, and the addition of Parks and Rec star Aubrey Plaza in her first animated feature as the president of the Greek Council was great. Best of all it's a boon to those kids who feel like underdogs and celebrates the differences in each unique character.