Atsiliepimai, Monstru universitetas
After a Monstropolis field trip, Little Mike (voice of Billy Crystal) decides to dedicate his life to pursuing a career in scaring. At Monsters University, he finds his academic discipline placed in direct competition with Sullivan...
In the world of children's film, Pixar has built a reputation for itself as the studio to trust. Even when they're making a blatant cash grab with something like Cars 2, you know that the finished product will look incredible, be cheery, bright and...
Sequels (or prequels, as the case may be) always face challenges. Chief among these is taking existing (and presumably beloved) characters and thrusting them into new situations without ruining the audience's affection for them.
Move over, Animal House. From now on, the first college movie that leaps to mind may well be G-rated. That'd be Monsters University, the Pixar prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc. Weirdly, since its presumable core audience is made up of kids,...
Fan The Fire
It’s hard to believe over a decade has passed since Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., but here we are in 2013 with a belated, but not unwelcome, prequel. In Monsters University, new director Dan Scanlon (who has worked with the company for years...
In Pixar's "Monsters University," a prequel to 2001 "Monsters, Inc.," our expert "scarers" to be — the wisecracking pipsqueak Mike Wazowski and the burly James B. Sullivan — are college freshmen with high aspirations.
Remember how you felt watching “The Incredibles” or “Ratatouille” or, most recently in the Pixar canon, “Toy Story 3”? Those movies are funny and moving. You delight in their universe and are sad to leave.
“This is a safe, predictable, edge-free, nearly bland effort from a studio that rarely hedges its bets. ”
Eric D. Snider
College is often a time of growth and development for people, and it’s evidently no different for monsters. In “Monsters University,” Mike Wazowski, the spherical lime-green cyclops voiced by Billy Crystal, faces the important question of whether...
It's sad to say, but ever since the animation studio came more firmly under Disney corporate control, its films have seemed a little less daring, a little less magical. The place is close to becoming just another gear in the Mouse Factory.
One Guy's Opinion
One hesitates to be too hard on a creative team that’s provided many hours of great entertainment—not just great family entertainment, but simply great entertainment—over the years, but Pixar seems to have fallen into something of a funk.
If you’re a kid over ten you’re certainly familiar with the story of “Monster’s Inc.” Best friends Mike Wazowski (Crystal) and James “Sulley” Sullivan (Goodman) work together to scare human children while they sleep, harvesting their screams to...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Could it be that Pixar has peaked? After an incredible run of movies that included THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE, UP, WALL-E (their masterpiece) and TOY STORY 3, the studio has seemingly lost its magic. BRAVE was pretty good, but CARS 2 was loud...
It's been a dozen years since Mike and Sully scared up some big laughs in Pixar's "Monsters, Inc."
For Pixar, Monsters University stops the bleeding. In the wake of two disappointing films, 2012's lackluster Brave and 2011's misfire Cars 2, the animation company has returned to solid footing with a prequel to their 2001 entry, Monsters Inc.
Las Vegas Weekly
Pixar’s track record with sequels has been a bit mixed so far. The second and third Toy Story movies were excellent, but Cars 2 was a lame follow-up to one of the studio’s weakest originals.
Mark Reviews Movies
Monsters University depends on us to simultaneously remember and dismiss everything that constituted the heart of its predecessor. We must, for example, recall that Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal), the short green orb of a monster...
If you remember when “Monsters Inc.” played in theaters a dozen years ago, you may be too old to enjoy the jokes in this prequel. And if you remember when “The Internship” opened two weeks ago, you may be too jaded to enjoy the story.
It has often been suggested that the not-so well-hidden secret to Pixar’s success is story. The studio's films can go from action spectacle to heart-warming to hilarious, and it usually works because everything is service to the story; it’s why they’re...
Which brings us to this summer’s MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, a prequel to one of their crown jewels, 2001′s “Monsters, Inc.” Here’s the short review: it’s a lot of fun, but let’s hope they don’t do a third one.
Christian Science Monitor
As prequels go, “Monsters University” is pretty nifty. Blue-furred Sulley and big-eyed Mike (voiced again by John Goodman and Billy Crystal respectively, and respectfully) meet up as students at college and discover that being scary isn’t their strong...
With thirteen movies under their belt and seven released in the same number of years, Pixar Animation Studios have been put into an interesting situation through their relationship with Disney where they're still trying to create new and...
Mike and Sullivan are back in Monsters University, ready to sell hundreds of millions of dollars in new toys and other merchandise for the Walt Disney Company. Luckily, cash motivations don't get in the way of a good time, because the movie...
Let’s everybody say it together, “the key to great animation is a great story.” This has to be the motto for Pixar Animation – now part of Disney. Their latest, “Monsters University,” is a prequel with a heart, soul and attention to what makes this...
New York Post
“My job isn’t to make mediocre students slightly less mediocre students,’’ says the dean in “Monsters University,’’ the third under-achieving animated feature in a row from the once-great Pixar Animation Studios.
Two years ago, Pixar took a big risk with Cars 2. They plucked the characters out of the original and stuck them not only in a new environment, but also in an entirely different genre.
The Film Yap
I’ve always thought “Monsters, Inc.” was the most underrated of the Pixar films. It came out the same year as “Shrek,” which grabbed the inaugural Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and most of the limelight. But it was a sweet, playful story...
It's not exactly a bad word, but it's one that certain people rarely like to hear. Like your wife, when she's togged up for a night out. Or your aging-but-not-yet-elderly mother, when she can't manage to blow out all those candles on her birthday cake.
The A.V. Club
The Golden Age of Pixar may be over—for this reviewer, it ended with Up—but even the studio’s second-tier work is transporting. In Monsters University, an army of mouse-click magicians rewind the clock on one of their most popular properties, taking...
Reel Film Reviews
A prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc., Monsters University follows Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) as they meet at the title locale and take an immediate disliking to one another - with the pair forced to put aside their differences after...
Origin stories are all the rage. Whether they explore the backstories of men in tights like Superman or sociopaths like Norman Bates, these snapshots offer glimpses of our favorite characters before they were stars.
"Monsters University," the weirdly charmless sequel to the animated 2001 Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," is no better or worse than the average (and I mean average) time-filling sequel cranked out by other animation houses.
Sacramento News & Review
The prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc. finds green eyeball Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and big blue Sully (John Goodman) entering college, where they hope to study at the exclusive School of Scaring, despite the disdain of faculty and fellow students.
Of all the fictional worlds that Pixar has created, the one of Monsters Inc. may be the most vibrant and rife with potential for other stories. No, we didn't really need to see how Mike and Sully became friends in college, or how Mike learned...
Monsters University answers the heretofore unasked question of how James T. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman), the big, blue-furry ogre, and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), the squatty, one-eyed green blob, of Monsters Inc. (2001) met. As the title makes...
Dazzlingly clever and hugely funny, it succeeds both as a broadening of the Monsters universe and as a film in its own right. Monsters University had a tough task, and it’s passed with honours.
With Brave not living up to its many expectations and Cars 2 being straight-to-video rubbish (yeah, I said it), the prospect of another Monsters Inc. film came with its own set of fears. But despite the hefty pressure from pessimistic naysayers...
This may come as a cruel blow to anyone with dreams of taking Britain’s Got Talent by storm.
Before embarking on this return visit to the wacky alt-world of 2001’s Monsters, Inc., the brains at Pixar went looking for “all the great movie prequels” and came up empty-handed.
Shadows on the Wall
Monsters University More of an action movie than a comedy, this prequel has high energy levels as it zooms through its big-scale plot. There's an abundance of hilarious visual and verbal gags along the way. So the film is thoroughly entertaining...
Pixar may be a brand name, but it is one that is built on some solid, creative storytelling skills and savvy digital wizadry. You don’t need me to tell you it’s hard to be disappointed with a Pixar film.
I remember the first time I watched Monster Inc as an 11-year-old, absolutely awed by the world of monsters and their use of screams as energy. It made you wish you had monsters coming out of your closet.