Monsters University Review

School may soon be out for summer, but not for the creatures of “Monsters University,” Disney/Pixar’s new animated film now in theaters.

A whopping 12 years after the box office hit “Monsters, Inc.,” comes the prequel, featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, John Krasinski, Beth Behrs, Jennifer Tilly and Sean Hayes. The movie chronicles how two mismatched monsters Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan overcome their differences and become best friends.

The word “meh” perhaps best sums up many critics’ takes on the film. Overall, critics enjoyed the movie, but very few were blown away — some aren’t rushing to campus to enroll in “Monsters University.” Still, a few were quite pleased, including Newsday’s Rafer Guzman, who noted, “‘Monsters University’ has an emotional quality that its whimsical predecessor lacked. It has a happy ending, of course, but this movie also feels — in its monstery way — very real.”

Travers, Rolling Stone: “It’s all infectious fun, despite the lack of originality. In the art of tickling funny bones, Crystal and Goodman earn straight A’s.”


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