Monsters University: A review of the biggest kids film this summer

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"MONSTERS UNIVERSITY" (L-R) MIKE and SULLEY amongst other monsters. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved

By Yasmin Giannini – aged 8

BOO! Got your attention – but that’s the last you’ll hear of the cute little girl from Monsters Inc. because the sequel, Monsters University, takes us back in time to when our favourite scare monsters were young. A time when the two heroes of the first film, Mike and Sulley, are studying the art of ‘scaring’ at Monster University.

I have been watching Monsters Inc. all my life, so when I saw the trailers for this sequel six months ago, I was dying to see it! My expectations were high and this film definitely didn’t disappoint. If you’re a Monsters Inc. fan, you’ll love this just as much as you did the first movie.

It starts by whizzing back in time to when little Mike Wazowski (played by Billy Crystal) was about six years old. We’re introduced to the little braces-wearing, one-eyed ball of green energy – so cute! During a school trip to the Monsters Incorporated scare factory, Mike is star-struck when he sees the top scarers in action. Suddenly his life-time dream is born – Mike is destined to be a scarer. Or was he?

"MONSTERS UNIVERSITY" (Pictured) MIKE amongst other MU monsters. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

“MONSTERS UNIVERSITY” (Pictured) MIKE amongst other MU monsters. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

When Mike enters university to study the art of scaring, things don’t quite turn out as he planned and he finds himself competing against the best scare teams on campus to keep his place. Mike meets Sully, joins the Oozma Kappa fraternity and hopelessly competes in the ‘scare games’. They win – but a twist in the tale sees Mike and Sully departing the university forever. However, we all know that these guys end up being the best in the business, so through sheer determination and a good sense of humour they land themselves their jobs at Monsters Incorporated. How do they do this? You’ll have to watch the movie yourself to find out.

Is this film better than its predecessor? Absolutely – it’s a classic!

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