Monday, July 22, 2013

Movie Review: Monsters University

Today I went to go see Monsters University with my brother.  Jeremy hadn’t seen it yet, so I decided that we needed to remedy the situation.  Eliot and I saw it back in June on its release date.  That was in the middle of our crazy busy month so I never wrote about it.

When we got to the theater, there was a giant Monsters University cardboard background.  I just had to get a picture with it!  I even wore a cobalt blue shirt that matched MU’s school colors!  (Also, my custom Mickey Mouse bag is pretty cool too!)

Along the way, I also had to get pictures of the other Disney movies that are going to be released later on this year.  There were posters for both Planes (August) and Frozen (November).  We also saw the trailers for both of them!  I can’t wait for Frozen and Planes looks like it will be fun too.

I absolutely loved the Pixar short before Monsters University the first time and I fell in love all over again this time.  “The Blue Umbrella” is an adorable story that reminded me of another one of my favorite Pixar shorts: “Paperman.”  It makes me want to go out and buy a blue and red umbrella for Eliot and I to use every time it rains.

The main feature, Monsters University, does not disappoint either.  I actually enjoyed it more than the original Monsters Inc.  I thought that the story line was well thought out, and it was fun to see how Mike decided to become a scarer from a small age.  The character development and friendship between Mike and Sulley was fun to watch as it blossomed into the monsters that we all know and love.  You can’t help but root for the underdogs throughout the film.

I won’t spoil it for those of you that haven’t watched it, but I have to say that I love the character Art.  His line where he says, “I want to touch it,” makes me laugh every time.  This time, I also caught him say, “I can't go back to jail!” when they’re escaping.  He’s too funny.  There is a lot of great humor in this movie.

On another funny note, I decided that I wanted to make Mac and Cheese for dinner tonight and I’d forgotten that I had a Monsters University themed pack.  So I thought it might be appropriate to have that one for dinner.  The box even had student ID cards on the back!

Anyways, it was a fun movie to go see again and I’m glad that I got to see it with my brother.  I will be eagerly awaiting its DVD release.   °o°


  1. I absolutely LOVED this movie!! And I totally loved Art too!! And baby Mike! Omg, it was just too cute. "The Blue Umbrella" was definitely a fave short of mine, right after "La Luna" which was before "Brave". I have to agree, I did like this movie better than Monsters Inc.

    1. Yes! Baby Mike was so cute!!! It made me love him even more! I have to admit that I never saw Brave in theaters and thus never saw La Luna. I'll have to see if I can find it on YouTube or something!