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 … more
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 … more
Monsters University is a prequel to the 2001 Pixar film Monsters Inc. This film traces the development of the relationship between the two main characters as students at Monsters University. They are Mike Wazoski and James Sulley Sullivan Billy Crystal again voices Mike. He is a lime green monster with a big eyeball in the middle of his face. John Goodman voices Sullivan. He is a big hairy blue monster. Helen Mirren … more
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 … more
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 … more
What's your opinion on Monsters University (2013 film)?