Movie Info: Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. — (C) Walt Disney
Mars Review: The company that married state of the art computer animation with striking, creative storytelling has transformed, sadly, into something else: a production house that bangs out kids’ films. If Pixar would simply take chances on original ideas and thoroughly explore them like they used to, there’s a good chance that they could jump right back on top, instead of churning out films that are half-baked. It’s not that Monsters University lacks any of the heart or wit of Pixar’s finest achievements – the attention to detail and sight gags are as impressive as ever – but narratively speaking this is derivative in the extreme. Like Cars 2, Monsters University should of been a direct to DVD kids movie.
Stars: 1 out of 5