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Monsters University - Film Review

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by Aaron (subscribe)
I like to be opinionated sometimes & express my views and can be highly judgemental when I want to be..
Published June 30th 2013

I had high expectations for Monsters University since I'm a huge fan of Pixar animated movies but for the first time, I walked out of the cinema after seeing one feeling disappointed.

I quite enjoyed the first Monsters Inc movie but the sequel just felt rushed and with an ending that should've been re-written/extended. Just like with most movies, the trailer portrayed this movie as a "must see", which now reminds me of when I saw the Mr Bean's Holiday trailer, but to only be disappointed when watching the film.

It was great to see the character Mike in his early beginnings, which I found very interesting except for his over-eager nature of trying to reach his goal of being scary enough. It's portrayed in Monsters Inc that there are monsters who are built and have the birth-given ability to be a scary monster and there are also the monsters who are better at the task of managing things.

The storyline would have been much more satisfactory if Mike had instead been involved with the studies at the University solely for monster management, since it was clearly portrayed in the movie that he's very smart. Eventually he would've stumbled across Sully when it would've come time that Sully needed a "monster buddy".

Would've also been great to have seen more character exposure in the film such as Mike's "to be" girl friend. A mere split second scene is practically all that you see of Mike's future girlfriend which was less than expected. Would've been nice to see a little more involvement like for example, she could've witnessed both Mike's and Sully's performance and noticed how happy Mike was and congratulate them at least?
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