by Jessica Ham
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Everyone loves the story of the two brave monsters who befriended a little human named Boo in Monsters Inc. So of course everyone was dieing to see the prequel, Monsters University. I looked forward to this movie for years and had high expectations. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. The characters stayed true to themselves and made me laugh, cry, and cheer as they conquered the craziness of college.
The movie starts off with Mike Wazowski as a young child, dreaming of going to Monsters University and becoming a scarer. He works hard and gets into Monsters University. Everyone tells him he is too puny and cute to be a scarer, but he does not listen and tries anyway. Sully barges into a scaring class a few minutes into the movie, and thus the duo starts their long and tough journey to becoming friends and scaring partners. You even see the origins of the infamous villain from Monsters Inc., Randall.
The first movie seemed to focus a lot on Sully and his connection to Boo. But Monsters University took a different turn and focused mainly on Mike. I liked that a lot because I always figured Mike’s journey to being scary was a lot more difficult than Sully’s. I wanted to see how he achieved it all. And my hopes were answered. The movie did a great job at showing us the real, adorable Mike.
The best part of the movie was the silly, misfit fraternity that Mike and Sully join. But that’s all I’ll say about that because I don’t want to spoil anything. Any fans of Monsters Inc. will love this movie. And even if you haven’t seen Monsters Inc. anyone can understand and enjoy this great story.
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