I went to see Disney Pixar’s Monsters University with my two brothers and sister-n-law for her birthday at the Arclight in Pasadena. I had only seen a couple trailers before and a few pictures from the tailgate party in LA (my friend is the Global Publicist for the Walt Disney Company and she posts on Instagram all the time!) I enjoyed every moment of the movie!
I think it’s really neat and creative to develop a story backwards. Since Monsters, Inc. was the first Pixar film based on Mike & Sully, the Monsters U version told the story of how they met. The film started with little Mike Wazowski in grade school and the moment he realized he wanted to grow up to be “a Scare-er.” How adorable is he!?
Mike and Sully were not the best of friends from the beginning. They gradually developed a friendship based on teamwork. I would have never guessed that! (and that’s basically what you see in Monsters, Inc.; how they work so well together!)
The film was very relate able to my college experience. From the overall look of the Monsters University campus to feeling the intensity of your very first “101” class as a freshman. The film had a pretty good interpretation of college Greek Life, as well. As a fellow Greek alumna member, I thought that was really funny because it’s always interesting to see how films portray what college Greek life is all about. I don’t think it was represented in a bad way, though. It is Disney, after all.
Overall, there was definitely a lot of humor! I think that’s what kept the movie going smoothly. It had natural transitions. College students should definitely see this!