Monsters University (2013)
Critic Consensus: Offering Monsters, Inc. fans a return visit with beloved characters, Monsters University delivers funny and thoughtful family entertainment for viewers of any age.
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as Dean Hardscrabble
as Professor Knight
as Greek Council VP
as Greek Council Presid...
as Young Mike
as Ms. Squibbles
as Mrs. Graves
as Frank McCay
as PNK Carrie
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Critic Reviews for Monsters University
It is essentially Revenge of the Nerds, with fur. And scales. And whatever gooey, gelatinous substance comprises the outer coating of various other oddball creatures in this crazy parallel world.
Studios don't often seem to be thinking about the ideal moviegoer, just about the maximum number of moviegoers ... Pixar is no different in that regard, but even in this relatively fallow period ... it's never stopped thinking the most of us.
Much to the surprise of moviegoers, the film turns out to be an anti-Disney anti-fairy tale in which you don't get special treatment even if you are special, but you can still achieve your goal even if life isn't the way you've planned.
With their prequel, Pixar creates a respectable and fun companion piece to "Monsters, Inc."
With its juvenile orientation, uninspired gags, and disappointing lack of pathos, it's a close cousin to A Bug's Life, and certain to be just as forgotten.
Audience Reviews for Monsters University
After seeing 'Frozen', 'The Lego Movie' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2', my admiration for this movie has diminished severely. But hey, it was fun while it lasted.
For the children a morality tale told cute about never giving up, perserverence. For the teens to adults crowd eplentiful (yet little) jokes referencing school days, sold with familiar, if cartoon, faces and voices. All in all not a bad way to spend some time though nowhere near the masterpiece Toy Story 3 turned out to be.
Dedicated but not-very-scary monster Mike teams up with a frightening but undisciplined Sully and a team of misfits to win the Monsters University scare games and earn a spot in the Scaring Program. It's basically Pixar's Monsters version of REVENGE OF THE NERDS, but it's a pleasant diversion.
Monsters University Quotes
|Young Mike:||I found a nickel! Sure wish I had pockets.|
|Terry:||Hi. I'm Terry with a Y...|
|Terri:||And I'm Terri with an I! I'm a dance major!|
|Terry:||And I'm not.|
|Squishy:||My names Scott Squibbles. My friends call me Squishy.|
|Squishy:||Good luck girls.|
|PNK Carrie:||Thanks! Were gonna rip you to pieces.|
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