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Monsters University (2013 film)

4 Ratings: 3.3
An animated film directed by Dan Scanlon produced by Pixar
4 reviews about Monsters University (2013 film)
review by . June 23, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Mike and Sully Go to School to Major and Re-Invent the Art of
Prequels always draw a low expectation rate for me. I believe while some prequels can be necessary, most of them are merely made to capitalize on a movie’s popularity and do little to expand on an established premise. “Monsters Inc.” is one of my favorite Pixar films (Take note: Favorite Pixar film, NOT one of my favorite animated films) and so I wanted to see a sequel more than I wanted to see a prequel. “Monsters Inc.” did an imaginative interpretation on the creature …
review by . July 16, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Dumb me! Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb me! All summer I put my faith and hope in the big blockbuster films, the Iron Man 3's and Star Treks of the world. And from Man of Steel to Pacific Rim almost without fail these over budgeted, underwritten explosiony action films left me feeling disappointed and underwhelmed. Except for World War Z there is not a single movie I've seen this summer that I can truly say was a great film. Some were better than others (Oblivion and Pacific Rim were …
review by . July 11, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
A Decent Prequel That Fails to Fill It's Monster Sized Shoes
The summer of 2013 will likely be remembered as a period of sequels for the computer generated animated feature film segment.  Sure there are some original pieces sliding into the fray (Epic & Turbo for example) but the lion’s share of the media attention falls squarely on Pixar’s Monsters University, Universal Pictures’/ Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and already the trailers are beginning to circulate for Disney’s third entry into the Cars universe: Planes …
review by . June 29, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Monsters University is an enjoyable film, a riff on the college comedy, borrowing liberally from "Revenge of the Nerds."   But the more I think about it, the more problems I detect with its execution.  Which is maybe further proof that it's better just to watch movies (especially summer-release movies) and not think about them.   To begin with, what age group is this made for?  Tonally, it's definitely pitched at kids - it lacks the kind of deeper resonance …
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