Monsters University 3D Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack Out October 29th
Monsters University is out for home viewing now and we’ve got one in our house already. I’m super excited to have a copy of it and can’t wait to show it at church. I’m teaching the older elementary kids about God and different ways he shoes love using themes in movies and I can’t wait to find out what we can teach using Monsters University.
Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters Inc. telling the story of how Mike and Sulley met. The two monsters were not always best friends. If you’ve seen Monsters Inc. then you may think the monsters met in the fourth grade, “You’ve been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade” Mike says to Sulley as a joke. But that must just be a Monster’s saying because these two met in college.
The movie begins following Mike, which really made me like Mike even more. He’s with his class as they visit Monsters Inc. to see how monsters work on the scare floor. Mike being the runt of the class can’t see anything and he wants a front row experience so he finds a way to get a really close up view, a first hand through the door view. Instead of getting in trouble, everyone is shocked that he survived going into the human world and one of the monsters working gave Mike his Monsters University hat and from that moment all Mike could focus on was how do I become a scare-er. From there his relationship with Sully begins and evolves. The big man on campus learns a lesson, actually they both learn lessons and it’s a really cute movie.
Monsters University includes all the things I loved about college and yet maintains the innocence that you feel comfortable taking your children too. It’s smart, cute and an adventure of friendship. The two must work together to achieve the dreams they both have in common. As they become friends things don’t always work out the way they had planned but they do always stick together from that moment on.
Billy Crystal was asked
What excites you most about the return of the monsters of Monsters, Inc.?
And his response was
One of the great things about this movie is that the kids who went to see the first movie are now college age. When the first movie came out in 2001, John Goodman [who voices Sulley] and I hosted several screenings for kids in New York. All those kids, and kids throughout the world, were 6 or 7 years old back then. They are now the same age that Mike and Sulley are in the movie, so they can look at it in a totally different light. We recently screened the movie for about 400 film students at USC and they went berserk because the movie is about them. They are making the same decisions in their lives that Mike and Sulley are making in the movie.