Movie Review: Monsters University (2013)

It’s the sequel I’ve been waiting for! Well, it’s actually a prequel to the first Monsters film. When I first heard of a second film coming out, I thought it was a continuation and that we’d see what happened to Boo. Nonetheless, I wasn’t disappointed.

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

Mike and Sulley weren’t always the best of friends, in fact, they disliked each other from the first time they met. Their life in the University and experiences in the scare program explains the foundation of their friendship in Monsters, Inc. and we now understand what makes them a great team.

It was always Mike’s dream to be a scarer, though he definitely doesn’t have the looks for it, he has a passion for it which makes him a great coach. On the other hand, Sully has to live up to the family name and legacy, which is a lot of pressure for someone who only has that one look.

In hindsight, these two unlikely pair sounds like the typical poor, smart kid who dreams big and doesn’t get what he deserves, and the cool, rich kid who shrugs his way into any situation and gets away with it. Something we often see in feel good or teen-bopper films. Nevertheless, this movie is full of moral lessons and given that it is aimed for kids, teaches a lot about discrimination and teamwork.

I recommend this movie to all kids and kids-at-heart. I wonder if they’ll make another sequel, one hopefully involving Book. I just hope it wouldn’t take another twelve years to produce, like this one.

11 Comments

  1. Goldie
    13 December, 2013

    Oh my gosh, I love the Monster’s Inc franchise! It’s so adorable! I was also hoping for a sequel to Boo, but I loved Monster’s University 🙂
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    1. Nickle Love
      13 December, 2013

      IKR? I bet a lot of Monsters fans were hoping for the same thing but is also happy with what they gave us. I hope to see Boo again. 🙂

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  2. Sol Felice
    11 January, 2014

    I’m not much of a fan of the Monster Inc franchise except maybe the first one. I agree, the kids can learn a lot from this. Definitely a movie watchlist with my nephews and nieces! 🙂
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  3. Franc Ramon
    11 January, 2014

    I think the good part about the Monsters University and Monsters Inc is they add a lot of moral lessons in the story.
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  4. NocturnalReader
    11 January, 2014

    I’ve seen this movie too last year with my niece. She loves Mike. I hope they will create a sequel this time with Boo on it.
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    1. Nickle Love
      11 January, 2014

      Me too! I want to see Boo. Hopefully she’s still a toddler, but I wouldn’t mind seeing her a little bit older or maybe even all grown up. 🙂

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  5. Kath Rivera
    11 January, 2014

    Weee! This is the first movie that my son watched at the cinema and we absolutely love it!
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  6. Angelique Misa
    12 January, 2014

    I’m a kid at heart and I love the movie. I like how they became best of friends 🙂
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    1. Nickle Love
      12 January, 2014

      Sometimes life is like that. Most of the closest friends I have now are the ones I didn’t really care for at first.

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  7. Jo Serrano
    15 January, 2014

    I’m wondering if they well make a sequal so we’ll know what happen to boo 🙁

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  8. Charmaine Manansala
    16 January, 2014

    ahh i remember watching this movie when it came out 🙂 it’s pretty good! though I don’t think it’s something i’d watch again. i like the first one a lot better 🙂
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