It’s been a long while since I watched Monsters Inc. (2001) back when it first came out, and from what I remember, it never really made my list of all-time favorite animations. If I’m recalling correctly, I think I’ve only watched that movie about two times (maybe three) since it released. Shame on me, I know.
I was, however, at least a little interested for Monsters U. My expectations weren’t too high going in though. My one hope was that the movie would at the very least be cute, and it definitely delivered on that front.
I think my favorite part of the movie had to be seeing the elementary school version of Mikey, and I kind of wish they had his character meet an older or retired version of the monster who inspired him to go to Monsters University in the first place, but I suppose that wouldn’t have made too much sense in the whole scheme of things.
The story itself was pretty cute and fairly predictable. There’s a mix of the usual lame humor and jokes geared more toward adults, to keep them entertained.
Overall, I think I enjoyed the movie, but like the first, I’d probably need a little more of a gap before I watch this again. I did end up watching it a second time with a group of friends thinking it would be just as fun the second time around, but for myself personally, I found that it turned out not to be the case. Finding that out was actually interesting, since I’m usually pretty good at knowing what I wouldn’t mind watching again. At the same time, I can see myself picking this up again in a few years to watch if there’s nothing else out that I find worth seeing.
FINAL VERDICT: B-
So I realize I’m pretty behind on my entries; I’ve got several half-finished ones that have been sitting in my queue for weeks. My goal this week is to get them all out there, and soon. Next up should be my super delayed review of Epic (2013). We’ll see how it goes!