This Rotten Week: Predicting World War Z and Monsters University Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-06-16 07:18:32discussion comments
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Monsters University
If the monster world is powered on the frightful screams of children, then my daughter seeing a microscopic bug on the playground slide must be like a nuclear reactor of energy. Whenever she spots a little black spot on the yellow plastic, the blood-curdling sound she emits could probably run Monstropolis for a few hundred decades. We haven’t encountered monsters in the closet yet, but when that day comes I’ve got my earplugs prepped and ready to go.

Monsters University acts as a prequel to Monsters, Inc. (96%), covering college years of Mike and Sulley as they matriculate into the Scaring program and overcome the hurdles of monster academia including fraternity life, college sports and the basics of partying monster-style. It looks like your typical college movie except the characters are, well: animated monsters. Directing his first film, Dan Scanlon (he worked as a storyboard artist and writer on Cars-74%) appears to have turned in a solid effort. The movie sits at 87% through fifteen reviews and looks to be a strong addition to Pixar’s incredible stable of films including Brave (78%), Up (98%) and the Toy Story’s (average 99.666667%). Now, if I could just find a way to harness my daughter’s screams into an actual power source. The Rotten Watch for Monsters University is 80%


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