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Monsters University (2013; Rated Rated G)

Monsters University
C+
 

“This is a safe, predictable, edge-free, nearly bland effort from a studio that rarely hedges its bets. ”

-Richard Roeper

Monsters University Review

Monsters University

(2013; G)

In theaters:
Friday, 21 June 2013

Genre:
Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Director:
Dan Scanlon

Cast:
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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Anna Amous said on Friday, October 17, 2014 11:19:38 PM
The underdogs lost. Did you even watch the movie or did you just scrub through and make base assumptions?

And really, you're complaining that a film directed towards a younger audience wasn't edgy enough? Go back to watching your unsophisticated, formulaic, predictable live action movies.

Melissa S said on Sunday, June 01, 2014 11:44:30 PM
I think I know what the problem here is here-- you needed to see some cute humans interacting with the monsters as did occur in the first film for it to be 'interesting'. You completely missed the great point to the movie, a true but unhappy message that one can work hard but still not be cut out for their perceived chosen destiny. I feel like you didn't give it a fair chance, because you were expecting it to be something else. Most of Pixar's movies are the definition of lacking 'edge' and are EXTREMELY sage.

Casey said on Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:08:53 PM
So not boring!!!!

Jeff Hammer said on Sunday, July 21, 2013 9:06:12 PM
Yep. Boring. This reminded me of an animated movie on tv, like Spookely the Square Pumpkin or The Pixie Hollow Games, where we have to have a competition and the underdogs win.

Alex said on Saturday, July 06, 2013 3:03:10 PM
Uh... Instant update: ALL prequels are predictable.

Reply from Richard Roeper
Uh, instant response: hardly true.

I can think of any number of prequels with creative, original, sometimes surprising story lines. Just because we know what happens to the characters further down the timeline doesn't mean the prequel has to be predictable.

How about "X-Men: First Class"?

Not to mention:

The prequel flashback material in "The Godfather, Part II"

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

"Zulu Dawn"

"Infernal Affairs 2"

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

You want me to keep going?




Dean D'Onofrio said on Sunday, June 30, 2013 11:45:39 AM
About your monsters university comment. Why didn't you like it! It is my favorite movie ever. I want you to change it!

Jim said on Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:30:15 AM
3 years in a row, Pixar has made a film not Oscar worthy but just like Brave it will probably win anyway. In Monster's Inc, Mike said he knew Sully in the 4th grade but here they just met. Plus, it's way too familiar if you saw any fraternity movie.
Still, B for me since Pixar never makes a bad movie and there's a lot of charm. Stilll ,the Academy needs to realize, that an Oscar is as unnecessary as this movie was.

Joe V said on Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:20:49 AM
Even this was given a 63/100 on Metacritic but Man of Steel got a 50/100 while both were given a C+. Giving Monsters University, Epic, AND Man of Steel all a C+ makes them a bit underrated. Oh well, again. At least Iron Man 3 and Fast & Furious 6 were A's to you! Plus, I enjoyed all of the mentioned movies anyway.

 
 
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