Link: Monsters University
Summary: When a one-eyed monster is kicked out of a college’s scaring program, he joins a scaring competition to prove his abilities and get back in.
Thoughts: It’s nice to see that Pixar still has its unique “voice” amid the saturated animated film market. It is already beginning to fade, I think, but this addition still had that unmistakable Pixar stamp on it. I was not a big fan of the original Monsters, Inc., and was not impressed with the trailer for this college-based prequel, so my expectations were not too high. But I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoy it very much, from the lighthearted comedy to the deeper themes about loving and being passionate about something versus having the “talent” for it. (It seemed to have its Ratatouille moments.) Very good film.