Monsters University is the Prequel to Monsters Inc. It’snot very often a sequel is ever as good as the first and it’s even less often than prequel is even worth mentioning. Last Spring Monsters U came out in Theaters and now, just in time for Christmas, it’s out on Blu-Ray & DVD.
The movie is set back a few years before Mike and Sulley are working in Monsters Inc. They first meet in scare school and are ultimately both kicked out. Mike is a hard studying student while Sulley is the son of a famous scarer and believes he will just float through school. The enter a contest, known as the annual Scare Games, to get back into the scare program with a few unlikely friends in their “fraternity”.
The relationship between the two and Randall is exposed (as to why they dislike each other), and many aspects of the movie bridge to realization why things are the way they are in Monsters Inc.
I have watched this movie a few times with Princess Scarer. We actually saw it in theaters last spring. I usually like to screen these kinds of movies first as I wouldn’t want her to have nightmares. But, since it was in theaters and a few family members were going I thought we would just enjoy the night out and I would sit close in case I had to cover her eyes.
There are a few scary parts to this movie. The whole concept is that monsters come into kids rooms at night to make them scream to give the Monster World energy. Aside from that there are monsters in the movie, some looks cute and cuddly, but a few monsters do look scary. Fortunately, Princess wasn’t scared of the movie and she actually really enjoyed it. She was exited to watch it over and over again once it came out on Blu-Ray & DVD. I found the movie to be really funny, there were a few words I didn’t care for, but overall it was a decent show for the kids that even parents can enjoy. I’m not sure if it’s as good as the original, but I would say it’s a very close second. I would recommend this movie for kids a little older than preschool.
There are a few printables available on the Monsters University website, such as Student ID cards, Spot the Difference, and Pin the Tail on the Scare Pig.