This film for today is an absolutely amazing one. And I mean absolutely amazing. I am tempted to give it five stars because I just loved it that much. Don’t know what I’m talking about yet? Well, it’s an awesome movie called Monsters University, which had the tough job of making a prequel to the well-known and much loved movie Monsters Inc. And they did it brilliantly. Just sayin’. It’s a family fun film that I love :D
This 2013 movie follows the two monsters Mike and Sulley during their first years at university. They must have planned this really well, because in Monsters Inc. they share a common enemy Randy. In this movie they show what the conflict was between them and Randy which made them dislike him. But they also dug deeper into more details. In the Monsters Inc Randy squints all the time, constantly narrowing his eyes. In this film you can see he has glasses and someone else tells him he shouldn’t wear them, hence the squinting begins. And of course, we get to see how the monsters exercise of scary feet, scary feet, scary feet ROAR! Came about :P But that only makes sense if you’ve seen the film. They also brought in characters from Monsters Inc. so we could see how they grew a bit themselves, and had some things explained from their background too. I would still watch Monsters Inc before this one, because it’s more fun that way.
My favourite scene had to be the end one, where Mike realizes what Sulley has done. I am not going to say anything further because then I would hit a massive spoiler, but it was a really emotional and nice scene.
Other than knowing Monsters Inc from my childhood and I loved the fact that they brought it back, I also loved the morals they teach. They teach children the importance of teamwork, and why it is so special. About solving differences for the good of a team. It also shows them an uplifting story of getting their childhood dreams. But other than those two there are so many other morals woven in there, but I shall leave you all to puzzle them out yourselves ;)
The movie was directed by Dan Scanlon who was the story artist for movies like Cars and Toy Story 3. The movie runs for about 104 minutes and I have decided it is so worth five out of five stars.
Now go and watch it!
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