16 September 2015

Monsters University

Source Disney Pixar

This is a really fun post for me to write. I am a huge fan of Pixar, have watched almost all of their films, as well as the shorts, but I just didn't make it to the cinema to see Monsters University.

Before we even start, let me just say Monsters Inc is big shoes to fill. One of my favourite, and most sentimental of the Pixar films and if I was forced to sum up Monsters University now, I must admit the film didn't quite fill them.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy it by any stretch, the story was interesting, hilarious, funny, tender, all the things you expect from Pixar, and I sincerely enjoyed learning the back story to Mike and Sully's friendship, as well as meeting the new monsters who were nothing short of adorable.

The end gave me real jeopardy and I really cared about the outcome of the film, which I obviously will not spoil for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

Graphically, the film is absolutely stunning with many scenes in the films feeling as close to real as possible. The set designers have also done a great job, creating a university reminiscent of Harvard (or what I know of Harvard, being a Brit) that makes you jealous you will never get the opportunity to attend. Attention to detail is something that I always marvel at in Pixar films of which Monsters University does not disappoint.

What Monsters University did disappoint on for me; it didn't make me cry.

Before I carry on, I just want to qualify that I know not everyone cries at films. However I do. Relatively easily. And I just didn't.

The emotion in the film left me wanting, and whilst I was left warm inside, it didn't quite deliver the emotional brilliance that Monsters Inc does.

Have you seen it? What did you think? x

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