Sunday, June 30, 2013

Back to School with Monsters University


Here's a fabulous way to celebrate surviving the first month back to school --Monsters University!  A prequel to Monsters Inc. which takes us back to Sulley and Mike Wazowski's extra colorful college days.  The nice thing about this flashback is that it shows us exactly how our beloved monsters have changed through the years. 

How Mike wasn't just a funny monster, but a determined scarer.

How Sulley wasn't always a responsible furry 'Kitty', but a party jock and jerk.

How Randall wasn't always a conniving villain, but actually a nerd who sported glasses and wanted nothing more than just to fit in.

A big plus is seeing Mike as a wide-eyed toddler with braces.  Ain't he adorable????  Awww...

The story is all about Determination and Positivism.  How you can fight the odds when they're all against you.  And how you can make things work to your advantage as long as you have the drive.  I didn't quite like the cliche 'Nerds Fight Back' theme that went on.  But the scene where Mike and Sulley first worked together to scare human adults instead of children is definitely our favorite ever.  That was the best scaring scheme!  And adult screams generate more energy than kids'.  Who knew?

Lastly, when Mike finally accepted the fact that he couldn't be a scarer... he went on and became a scare coach.  How's that for making your weakness work for you!

My kids got a different message though. 
"So let me get this straight.  We don't need to finish school to get a job?"
Ugh.  Thanks a lot, Disney Pixar.

Monsters University is still running.  So finish your homework and catch it!

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