Movie Review: Monsters University Is That Rare Beast — a Delightful Disappointment

Among that first generation of Pixar masterpieces, Monsters Inc. may not occupy as sacred a spot as the heartbreaking Toy Story films or the epic Finding Nemo. But it’s probably the Pixar film I’ve watched the most, and having seen it again pretty recently, I can confirm that it’s lost none of its zip, its wit, or its adorable sense of fun; the film’s door chase near the end through the Monsters Inc. factory might still be the most explosively inventive climax of the entire Pixar canon. Enough of that original spirit remains in the new Monsters University that it’d be absurd not to recommend it. But you could be forgiven at times for wondering, Is that all there is? even as you’re being charmed.



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