Sound Off: Pixar's 'Monsters University' - As Good As 'Monsters Inc'?
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "I am going to scare circles around you." The lovable Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc are back in the prequel Monsters University, the 14th movie from Pixar Animation Studios. While there is no Boo this time, we do meet a whole batch of new monsters including Squishy, Don, Terri & Terry, Art, Johnny and the ominous Dean Hardscrabble. So how is it? Does it live up to Monsters Inc at all, is at as good as that classic, or not even close? Does it have as much heart as there is humor? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Pixar's Monsters University.
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I'm a huge fan of Monsters Inc (perhaps my favorite Pixar movie but that changes daily) and I've already gone to see Monsters University twice. It may not top the original, but it does entertain and I love the third act, I would go so far as to say it's my favorite third act in a movie yet. The first half is a bit slow and does take a while to get going, slogging through the typical unexciting introductions and story setups as well as the cheap comedy gags, but eventually it gets really good. I adore the message in the film, about finding out about yourself and where you really belong even if that's not the dream job you always wanted. There's so much good stuff it gets into in the third act, and I love every twist and turn they pull and that big final scare.
What did you think of Pixar's Monsters University? Another Pixar masterpiece or pointless? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!