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When we first met Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) in Monsters, Inc. they were professional “Scarers” collecting children’s screams to power Monstropolis. Rewind a few years and the two loveable monsters meet at University.
At first the studios Mike and jock Sully are rivals and when they break Dean Hardscrabbles (Helen Mirren) prized scare canister they get kicked out of the elitist “Scare Program”. The only chance they have of getting back in is to team up with some nerdy frat-guys and enter a scar contest.
As they compete against all different kinds of frightening Monsters, Sully and Mike discover how well they work together and a friendship begins to form.
Monsters University may not be as good as its predecessor but that is mainly down to the loss of Boo. Without her the film is lacking a little but never the less Monsters University is fun film filled with laughs.
The animation is enchanting and the attention to detail is incredible. Many of the scenes are set outdoors and the light is incredible, so whatever Pixar is doing it is working and stunning to watch.
Monsters University will make you giggle and laugh out loud and kids will fall in love with the rag-tag band of wacky fraternity brothers in the Oozma Kappa (OK) team. Particularly purple fuzzy-haired Art (Charlie Day) will entertain them with his goofy smile, short arms and bow legs will win over many a child’s heart.
So while this new film in the world of Monstropolis may lack somewhat the originality of its original it is well worth a watch and a guaranteed good time.