Summertime just isn’t summertime around our house without going to the movies. Our kids have been super excited about the new Disney movie, Monsters University, so when I had the opportunity to take one of them to a prescreening, we jumped at the opportunity!
Monsters University is the prequel to the ever-popular Disney movie, Monsters, Inc. Unlike a sequel, a prequel focuses on events prior to a previous work. Monsters University takes you back in time, to when Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, AKA “Sulley”, the two main characters met in college, rather than life after Monsters, Inc. I absolutely love this creative twist!
There were many parts of the movie that took me by surprise. I expected Mike and Sulley to be buddy buddy from the moment they met, but that was not the case. I also liked that it had many subtle lessons such as telling the truth, that we may all be different, but that we’re all special in our own way, and the importance of teamwork. I really loved each of the principals covered!
So many times movies based on a prior work do not meet viewer expectations. This was neither mine, nor my daughter’s experience with Monsters University. We both loved it MORE than Monsters Inc.!
Monsters University has incredible graphics, great characters, and a wonderful music score, just as you would expect with any Disney • Pixar film. The movie is rated G, and is shown in 3D. I personally loved the film being in 3D, but could see how a young child, perhaps under the age of 3 or 4, may not be as accepting to wear the 3D glasses.
Disney is holding a Monstrous Summer Celebration, including fun online games and a Sweepstakes, with the chance to win a vacation for 4 at the Disney Park of your choice! Details and entry at this LINK.
We really enjoyed the movie, and since I only took one child to the prescreening, we’re planning on going to see the movie with the whole family this summer. You can find more information about Monsters University, AKA “Monsters U“, at the official Disney website, HERE. Monsters University opens in theaters on June 21. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
As stated above, we were invited to a prescreening of Monsters University. We received complimentary entry to the movie. We believe many of our readers are interested in knowing more about the new film, and our opinions are own. Thank you, Walt Disney Pictures, for inviting us to preview the movie!