I have to admit, Mike Wazowski and Sully are two of my favorite characters to come from Pixar. Monsters U recently came out on Redbox Instant and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Redbox Link below to watch it with a free trial.
Monsters Inc. is one of the best films that they have done and I was worried when they announced a new film would be coming out this summer. After Cars 2 and Brave it seems the studio is more concerned with rolling out movies each year and less concerned about quality. And judging by the reviews below the film isn’t as good as the first one.
I’ll give the picture some credit for putting a little english on the ball in the last act. Even with the many dull patches (and few truly engaging moments) by the time the movie ends you’re likely to have been tricked into thinking it was a bit of fun.
“Pixar spoiled us, conditioning audiences to expect greatness every time. That greatness has lately been in short supply, and even ‘Monsters University’ is more of a consistent pleasure than a real achievement. But it’ll do.”
Whatever the reasons, ‘Monsters University,’ the prequel to the mild-mannered ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ is mostly memorable for being fine but forgettable. The 12-year span between the two suggests trepidation.
It should be remedial school, not an institution of higher learning, for ‘Monsters University,’ an alarmingly lame effort from Pixar, the Oxbridge of animation studios. A prequel arriving 12 years after its progenitor, ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ this marks the third sub-par film in a row from Pixar, after ‘Cars 2′ and ‘Brave,’ suggesting that the brain trust in Emeryville has lost a bit of its edge.
But all is not lost some critics actually did like it.
The best Pixar works (hell, the best movies in general) are those that combine healthy doses of creativity and emotional depth through character development. While not every character in MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is delved into, the ones who need to be are. This is not Pixar’s best work, and I’m not sure if these characters are screaming out for another film beyond this one, but I have really enjoyed learning about their fascinating, fantastical, very funny lives. And I think you’re going to love this sweet and visually spectacular work.
It’s not at the top of the Disney-Pixar class, but it’s certainly pleasant and so brightly tinted and imagined that you can save the 3-D surcharge for another summer movie.
If you have a little skepticism about paying 11 or 12 bucks for a movie ticket you may want to wait until this December when the film hits Redbox or On Demand. Netflix will also have the film when it hits DVD and Blur ray just in time for the Christmas shopping season.