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Film Review: Monsters University 3D

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Monsters University is a film full of humour, surprises and action that will entertain both adults and children alike. The prequel to Monsters Inc., the film follows the story of how Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) decides to become a scarer and how he forms an unlikely friendship with James P. Sullivan (John Goodman).

Another fantastic 3D film from Disney Pixar, it adds to the original movie as you begin to understand more about the characters from Monsters Inc., like why Randall (Steve Buscemi) has such a chip on his shoulder. You are also introduced to a whole host of new monsters, such as the cute Scott ‘Squishy’ Squibbles (Peter Sohn) and the funny acrobatic Art (Charlie Day).

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Monsters University

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When we first met Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) in Monsters, Inc. they were professional “Scarers” collecting children’s screams to power Monstropolis.  Rewind a few years and the two loveable monsters meet at University.

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Monsters, Inc. 3D

monsters3dEleven years after it was first released Monsters, Inc. is back on our screens and this time it’s in 3D.

All the monsters are back, top scarer Sulley (voiced by John Goodman whose voice you might recognise from the beach master in Happy Feet 2 or as that of the voice of the infamous Dan Connor from the hit American show Rosanne), Sulley’s hilarious side kick Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) and of course the cutest heartbreaker to ever set foot on animation, Boo. Incredibly the cute childlike babble of the irresistible Boo is played by Mary Gibbs who was just five years old when the movie was first released.

The great thing about the re-release of this fantastic movie is that now a whole new generation get to experience the misadventures of all the team at Monsters Corp. and really get to know what is lurking in their wardrobe!

The film is funny and creative and is definitely one to take the children too. For those who have not seen the original, the story follows on the concept of monsters in your closet. The monsters collect the screams from the kids they scare in order to power the energy in the city of Monstropolis (the city where all monsters of varies shapes and sizes live). It follows on to be a story of love and determination, fighting ‘evil’ along the way.

I feel I have to give the 3D glasses a mention because they are fantastic, designed in the turquoise and purple colours of Sulley, two ‘monster hands’ are grasping the sides of the frames.

There may have been a hidden agenda bringing back Monsters, Inc. to our screens with a prequel Monster University being released this coming June 21st, but you certainly won’t hear me complaining as it is a movie that you appreciate the more times you watch it.

Directed by: Peter Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich

Written by: Peter Docter and Jill Culton

Monsters, Inc. will be in Irish cinemas on Friday 18th January 

Mary Byrne