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!
As I’ve said multiple times, I feel like Pixar’s movies aren’t quite as good as they used to be. They really hit a zenith around the time they came out with movies like Up or Toy Story 3. I’m really curious as to what you thought of Epic though!
Oh you’re going to love it, because I ended up agreeing with you completely. Hahaha. I was so disappointed. And the same can be said about Disney movies…my friends and I were just chatting about it the other day. Not only are they not as good as they were, the tunes aren’t even catchy and memorable anymore. I don’t think I can remember a single song post-Mulan.
I went to see World War Z with my brother while the misses and little man watched this one. They both said it was funny, but I probably won’t get a chance to see this one till it is streaming.
Haha, how was WWZ? I don’t know if I read a review from you guys on what you thought of that or not.
You might actually enjoy it, not too gory more of a thriller with a zombie setting. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
You know, you’re not the first person familiar with my tolerance level (or lack thereof) to tell me this, hahaha. Are the zombies super scary looking?
Well kind of sorta but to be honest there is really not that much gore. I could see them showing this on regular network TV with very few changes.