For college students everywhere, their childhood was revisited this summer with one of the year’s highly anticipated films. Disney’s “Monsters University”, the prequel to “Monsters Inc.”, was released to theaters across the nation in June and will soon be available on DVD and Blu Ray on Oct. 29.
“Monsters University” (MU) follows Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Sulley) through their adventures as freshman-year college students. Although they are best friends in “Monsters Inc.” they have not always been that way. While they are both scaring majors, their study habits set them apart that forms an instant rivalry between them to who will become the better scarer. This rivalry becomes so intense that it eventually backlashes on them and they are removed from their hopes of graduating from the MU School of Scaring.
Mike and Sulley now have to overcome their differences and fight for their right to be back in the scaring program to achieve their dreams of becoming first class scarers.
Overall this movie provided a great background story to how Mike and Sulley got to where they were in “Monsters Inc.” and it brought a bunch of laughs along the way. It was funny and charming watching these two rivals turned friends experience college life together and is enjoyable for everyone in the family. College students in particular have shown great interest to MU because it not only provides us with a flashback to our younger days but is relate-able to our current situations. Mike and Sulley experience Greek Life, sit through class lectures and show their school spirit against MU’s rival Fear Tech.
“Monsters University” showed us Mike and Sulley’s youth and allowed us to look back on ours, whether you are a current college student remembering watching Monsters Inc. with your parents or if you are a parent thinking back to your college days. Regardless, this movie was an uplifting prequel and we look forward to what Disney has in store for us next.