Monsters University is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Dan Scanlon is the director and Kori Rae is the producer. It is the fourteenth film produced by Pixar and the prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc.Wikipedia
Monsters University Reviews
It's not a bad film. Far from that. It is actually quite enjoyable when watched for its own merits and with the entire family. It's endearing in parts. But compare it to Monsters Inc, and it falls quite short on charm.
Monsters University isn't downright avoidable, but it is a sore thumb that sticks out in an otherwise illustrious catalogue.
Unlike most Hollywood toon flicks lately, Monsters University doesn't try catering to viewers across the board and strictly targets children. Still, there is something in it for all true-blue toon lovers. The creative team has come up with some really funny characters for this one. Steve Buscemi as the voice of the nerdy Randall for one is exceptional.
Audience Reviews for Monsters University
It's hard to review a pixar movie. The benchmark is set too high that you don't expect anything but the best. MU suffers from the same kind of expectations that pixar fans carry with them. No doubt, movie is nicely built college rivalry story with some funny moments, some heart rendering moments. But this is not enough for pixar fans. Movie has conventional treatment and very few funny moments in first half. Most of the fun is generated by how monsters carry themselves as if they are humans. Second half is much stronger with supporting characters providing lots of fun, movie not following the usual underdog’s story pattern and lead characters getting enough screen time alone. At the end, you won't be able to say that it is The Incredibles or Up in the series of pixar movies but it is definitely Brave or Monsters Inc.