Monsters University (MU) is fun, silly and expands on the alternate world of the monsters in a big way. As a movie on it’s own I found it to be a real delight to watch.
However as a prequel film, I didn’t find it as good. The Mike and Scully of MU are so wildly contrasting in nature to their Monster’s Inc (M Inc) selves that I just wasn’t convinced they were even the same people… I mean monsters. There were some references made to their later selves but these seemed conveniently tacked on and the story didn’t seem quite as fresh as M Inc. I found it lacked the emotional punch of the original movie.
Still as a coming of age buddy film it was good.
Verdict: Thumbs up