SCHOOL NEVER LOOKED THIS SCARY.
This prequel to Monsters, Inc. (2001) takes us back to school; the story has our two monstrous heroes meeting for the first time as students attending Monsters University. They take an instant disliking to each other, but are forced to work together as a team when they’re close to getting kicked out of school. A pretty slim excuse for a follow-up to the first film, but very appealing for kids and amusing as a satire of college life. Introduces a few new characters (including a strict dean voiced by Helen Mirren) and Billy Crystal and John Goodman seem comfortable in their comeback efforts.
2013-U.S. Animated. 103 min. Color. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Voices of Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P. Sullivan), Steve Buscemi (Randall “Randy” Boggs), Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray… Sean Hayes, Alfred Molina, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, Bill Hader.