Monsters University

In this Pixar Prequel, we join a young Mike Wazowski on a school trip to the Monsters, Inc.
factory floor. Mike meets a Scarer who boasts about Monsters University being the best there is.Somehow, Mike manages to sneak past everyone into a live scare environment without being noticed.  Inspired by his new hero, Mike begins studying hard and makes his way into Monsters University, where he pursues  his ambition is to become a Scarer!

We quickly find out that Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) weren't always inseparable. Sulley spends most of his time cruising along on the strength of his family name at the University while Mike spends every waking moment studying to be the best Scarer he can be. Scaring comes naturally to Sulley while Mike has to work twice as hard.

After being dropped from the Scarer program, Mike and Sulley are forced to work together in
fraternity of misfits (Oozma Kappa) in order to compete in the Scare Games to get their second chance at becoming Scarers! The plot had me immediately thinking of the classic “Revenge of the Nerds” series (yes this goes way back!) The group makes many mistakes along the way but eventually learn that they must work together if they want a fighting chance!

Monsters University deals with the reality of disappointment and the idea that sometimes you need to fail in order to find out what you were truly meant to do with your life. This is a great lesson that shows how things don't always go as planned and sometimes it works out for the better!

Immediately after watching this, my little one wanted to watch the original Monsters, Inc and even though it was past her bed time, I couldn't resist as I wanted to watch it too :) We give this family film a 5 out of 5!

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