Excerpt: Ritornano Mike Wazowski e James Sullivan: sono due matricole della Monsters University. Mentre Mike fatica a farsi prendere sul serio, Sulley è l’erede di una famosa famiglia di “spaventatori”.
Excerpt: The once chasmic gap separating Pixar from the various other animation studios continues to narrow. Monsters University is a film that DreamWorks or Blue Sky could have made without obviously being their finest work to date.
Excerpt: Monsters, Inc. was in no way calling for a sequel, and here it is.
Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
Excerpt: A college-themed prequel to my mother’s favorite film of all time, Monsters Inc, is not a fully-fledged tour de force of Wall-E proportions, but it’s irresistibly adorable. What we have here is basically a G-Rated version of Revenge of the Nerds, sans the hair pies and the Darth Vader rape.
Excerpt: Crass commercialism likely played a large role in the decision to greenlight the film, but Pixar does its absolute best to create something fresh and engaging for the audience unlike the uncharacteristically bad Cars 2.
Excerpt: A Pixar Animation Studios movie seems to be a letdown if it’s merely enjoyable. Because Pixar is responsible for Up, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Wall-E and all three Toy Story movies, they’ve created unrealistically high expectations for each subsequent film.
Excerpt: No, Monsters University does not represent a grand return to the greatest of Pixar’s heights, but after its recent lows, that was never going to be the immediate goal. It’s familiar but it’s fun.
Excerpt: Luckily, the jokes are fresh and funny and for whatever else Monsters University lacks, there is no shortage of laughs. As with the best Pixar films, Monsters University delivers both great visual gags (stick around after the closing credits for a good payoff to an earlier set-up) and witty dialogue.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: Brimming with life in a summer of dry sauce.
Excerpt: The story of how Mike Wazowski became best friends with James P. Sullivan and, in doing so, accepted the limits of his abilities is, thankfully, the opposite of a failure, as confident as Pixar’s best, and even more of an assured triumph than our first foray into the world of monsters.