Monsters University [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 05/28/2017
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (734 out of 747)

Synopsis


Monsters University
Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track. Dan Scanlon (Tracy) takes the directorial reigns for this prequel featuring additional vocal contributions by Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, and Julia Sweeney. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Billy Crystal
    Billy Crystal - Mike
  • John Goodman
    John Goodman - Sullivan
  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi - Randy
  • Helen Mirren
    Helen Mirren - Dean Hardscrabble
  • Peter Sohn
    Peter Sohn - Squishy



Overall customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looking forward to…DISAPPOINTED

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
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    The original 2001 "Monsters Inc" is my favorite Disney/Pixar film to date. It would have won the best Animated Film Oscar if it was NOT for "Shrek". When I learned they were making this film I was looking forward to it. Man, what a disappointment . I can go with the storyline for a prequel. Would have rather have seen a continuing story of what happened after they opened the new company with laughs. I do not have a problem with the story where is question is where are the laughs? I laughed only a few times in this film. Besides Mike & Sulley we see Randall & a for a brief bit at the end of the film the Abominable Snowman briefly from the first film. Otherwise, they were just throwing new monsters at us with only 2 making it into/from the first film. Too much. Positive, the color on the blu ray is great. Extras, nothing special. Something I thought was strange in this package, a 3D disc, 2 blu rays & 1 DVD. The DVD was where the blu ray with extras SHOULD have been. If you are a fan you can buy this but do not be surprised this film does NOT have the fun & magic of the first film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't need to see Monsters Inc. to enjoy this one

    Posted
    Roguemaster
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    Thankfully, Monsters University didn't blow it the same way Cars 2 did. Both Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski and John Goodman as "Sullley" have great chemistry, which only adds to the humor present in this great film about two monsters who actually started out as rivals. Mike is a monster who's been overlooked his whole life, but has the determination and knowledge to become a Scarer (monsters cross into the Human World to scare children and harvest their screams as energy). While Sulley is a natural scarer, he lacks the drive to learn and charges in without thinking. They wind up putting their futures in danger and are forced to work with a team of misfits to save their futures. There's definitely a unique dynamic here. If you've seen Monsters Inc, you have a good idea where this goes, but you don't have to see it to fully enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Prequel!

    Posted
    LuvDisneyatTimes
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    Fun! Terrific character development. John Goodman and Billy Crystal are amazing together! The cool thing about Pixar and Disney is absolutely everything they do is so cool. For Instance, the attention to detail from references from the first release, Monsters Inc. to the "Do-You-Think-Anyone-Will-Notice-? music chosen to play over the scene where we first see the university (was that REALLY taken from Monty Python's 'Meaning of Life'? ..."ev-er-y something-something is sacred, e-ver-y something-something is good"...)! Truly classic. Truly cool. You need to get this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great release to match previous Steelbooks

    Posted
    poltergyst
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    While I firmly believe Blu-ray/DVD reviews should be about the actual product itself rather than the movie, it goes without saying that this is the typical top-notch Disney/Pixar quality, it's just most people have gripes with the story, as the first reviewer. Still, worth a watch, just to see how several of the main characters of Monsters, Inc. came to be friends (or not!). This also does not have the dreaded stacked discs of several previous releases, and uses a four-disc Viva Elite case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie with a good work ethic message

    Posted
    kajala11

    MU exudes, that setting goals and hard work go hand in hand and to not stop trying if there are set backs from others or ourselves! It can teach the "instant gratification" generations a positive message about a 'good work' ethic, teamwork and the 'stick-to-it-tiveness' it takes to succeed. It's been a while since a video captured this message in a positive light for a generation who seem to lack it today. After all, it was Lon Chaney who said, "If you don't set goals for your life, you will forever work for those who do".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great movie

    Posted
    SuperMommy
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    This movie is a real treat. Usually I am not too happy with the 2nd movie because it seems like they force the story, but this movie is so wonderful I would recommend this even if you have not seen the first. This story can stand alone as a story that is just great. Wonderful plot, wonderful voice actors, very very funny, and what a laugh. This movie is great for the whole family. I purchased this and I am so happy I did. I don't usually buy movies, but this one is a keeper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie for kids, tolerable for adults

    Posted
    Mike27465
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    My 4 and 7 year-old kids liked the movie, and didn't find it "too scary" (they've found "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Monsters Vs Aliens" a little too intense in some parts). I found it entertaining, but it's basically "Revenge of the Nerds" retold with the Monsters Inc characters. Pixar sticks to their typical formula, and fortunately avoids the adult themes that made "Cars 2" unsuitable for younger kids. Good for multiple viewings with the younger kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent prequel that catches the first

    Posted
    MikeyPikey
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    This movie was excellent! The one bad thing about it: it will never be the first Monster's Inc. Yet, it is right up there because it just plain showed a side of monsters that was not seen in the first movie. It was funny, sad, comical, action packed, had some drama, and was just plain amazing overall. And trust me, I never liked the first movie until I actually sat down to watch it and then fell in love with it. This movie had me from beginning to end!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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