Savagely intelligent and brilliantly funny, Monster’s University is a joyous ruckus of fun in the summer for everyone
In Pixar’s first ever prequel, Monsters University finds Mike and Sully (with Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprising their respective roles) back at university. The duo are training to become scarers together, however, through a series of unfortunate events, the pair finds themselves kicked off of the course and have to work together to get back on.
Now, of course we already know (this being a prequel to Monsters Inc. and all) how everything turns out for the duo, but the plot isn’t necessarily where all the fun is to be had.
No, one of Monsters University’s greatest assets is its unending charm. It’s rammed to the brim full of warm, well-drawn out characters that you really care about. The film is also able to reel out those heartfelt moments too, as well as non-stop laughs – Monsters University is very funny. Also, it must be said that the visuals are absolutely gorgeous; Monsters University really is rather sexy.
A prequel to the outstanding Monsters Inc, Monsters University certainly doesn’t disappoint. The team at Pixar, including director and co-writer Dan Scanlon, have once again shown why they are at the very forefront of animation. Monsters University really is quite fantastic. Whether Monsters University is as good as or even better than the original is a matter of debate, but I am confident that all people, of all ages, will be able to enjoy this movie. Funny, intelligent, beautiful and fiendishly charming, Monsters University is a joy from start to finish.