Written June 22, 2013
Last time we saw Billy Crystal in a movie, it was 2012's Parental Guidance, which was not great. So let's see if MU brings the actor back on his feet. To be honest, I was quite surprised at how predictable the movie was. I literally predicted the entire movie. Monsters University also loses points for being super boring until the third act (Much like Oz the Great and Powerful.) Not only that, but the story and characters are so cliched. However, the animation is good (Surprise, surprise) and the voice acting is good, and the humor works, and as a result, that is what saves the movie from being bad. For me, this is one of those visuals over writing movies, which there have been A LOT of those this year. Anyone who knows me knows that I haven't liked much of Pixar's recent films, starting with Toy Story 3
(I know, shocking.) Even if the humor works, the visuals are good, and the acting works, it's just okay. Critic Eric Kohn stated that "Pixar has lost it's edge." Unfortunately, I agree
Written June 21, 2013
It is definitely important to watch Monsters inc. so that you can gt some of the jokes in MU. You learn why Randall hates Sully and Mike, and how they got into the Scaring Business. This movie is great for all ages and just AWESOME!!!!!!! Well done Pixar!
The Short before was really amazing as well it almost looked real. I'm pretty sure that was the work of Pixar Vancouver, I loved it.
For those that read this, STAY UNTIL THE VERY END!!!!!!!! There is an important ending after the credits to understand the entire story.
Written August 22, 2014
It had some great funny parts, the kids enjoyed it. I'd give it 3.5 stars
Not as good as the first one, but the story was good and glad they kept the original cast. ;)
Written October 02, 2014
This was a great movie for the entire family. It had lessons in character building, friendship-making and loyalty, as well as dealing with reality issues of life that were resolved in a movie-like but hopeful way. It's a feel-good movie that gave my family great discussion time afterwards. It was well worth the money and the time we spent together laughing in the theater.
Written October 20, 2014
It was our son's very first movie in a movie theater and it was a HUGE hit =)
Great job Pixar.....another great movie to add to the list.