Here at MP! Towers, we love Pixar movies and Monsters Inc is one of our all time favourites. We were ecstatic when the clever arty folk at Pixar have decided to do a prequel to that classic film which is out in the UK on July 12th. Our film buff Jon Hornbuckle attended one of the first screenings in the world of Monsters University and here is his list of 5 things you should know!
Monsters University is a prequel to the original Monsters Inc film so we get to see Mike and Sully as kids and how they met at university. We weren’t sure about this idea at first but it lends itself to loads of jokes which just keep coming thick and fast throughout the entire film.
Mike and Sully haven’t always been chums. They begin the film as frenemies then they are enemies, then friends, then frenemies and finally BFF’s. Phew, and we thought our friendship groups were dramatic!
Monsters University makes plenty of references to Monsters Inc but doesn’t rely upon making cheap jokes or using the same characters. We do get to see Randall as a good guy though and we learn how he became the villain who we all grew up scared of!
The best bits in the film are the Scare Games which is sort of like the Olympics for monsters. Mike’s team doesn’t seem like athletes but they train hard and well, if I told you anymore I might ruin it for you!
Monsters University is out on 12th July and it gets our seal of approval!