Chandler Pruneau is a student at the University of Kansas majoring in Marketing. Upon graduation, her goal is to head to film school and ultimately create movie trailers.
As a 19-year-old college student, I went into this G- rated movie with a lot of speculation; mostly just speculating I’d yawn a lot. “What an adorable little monster!” Yes, this was in fact the first thought I had while watching the absolutely charming beginning of the prequel to Monster’s, Inc. From the very first moments, the movie exceeded my expectations. A young, elementary school aged Mike Wazowski (voiced by Noah Johnson and Billy Crystal) visits the Monster’s, Inc. factory. After this field trip, an optimistic and excited young Wazowski is determined to make his dream come true. The film jumps to years later, where Wazowski is finally ready for college at Monsters University. We see some familiar faces in different roles such as Randy, the sometimes-invisible lizard, who is the villain in the first movie yet begins as Wazowski’s roommate at MU. Sullivan, or “Sully” (John Goodman), shows up to the first day of class with no notebook and no pencil, not at all unlike many of the fraternity boys I’m familiar with. Helen Mirren (voice of Dean Hardscrabble) does a fantastic job as the terrifying head of the school. It was absolutely hilarious to see all of my favorite monsters as college students while I’m a college student myself. Pixar hit it out of the park with this challenging prequel. Monster’s Inc is an incredible movie and I’m extremely excited that my generation can enjoy this college adventure along with all of the kids who regularly attend G-rated movies.
Award Show: Nicelodean Awards
Stars (out of 5): * * * *
Length: A little on the long side