This is definitely a kid’s movie and I am sure many of your little ones will be dragging you to the theatres this weekend. I did find the movie lacked some of the magic and creativity that made “Monsters Inc.” so successful. Both Crystal and Goodman are excellent as their respectable characters. The new cast of “monsters” is just as funny and wonderful as in the first. Helen Mirren as Dean Hardscrabble, the headmistress, is delightful with just the right mix of scary.
Overall, “Monsters University” is a fun romp through Mike and Sully’s college days, with a slight feel to any 80s college comedy.
Like in all Pixar films, Monsters University begins with a wonderful little short “The Blue Umbrella” that tells the tale of romance between a blue and red umbrella. The animation is so wonderfully done that at times you forget you are watching animation.
Monster’s University opens nationwide tomorrow, June 21st.
Run Time: 1 hour 47 min.