Monsters University is as good as a children’s movie can get. With most children’s movies there tends to be a problem with the story, they always seem to be well worn and something that has been beaten to death. While the new Monsters is not stepping out in unfamiliar grounds for teen to adult films with its college theme, it’s play on college as a G rated film is a welcome breath of fresh air. Managing a story that doesn't feel extremely worn, thanks impart to the setting of being in an alternate world, Monsters manages to deliver a great movie for people of all ages.
One of the greatest triumphs of the movie is that it pulls off being a prequel so well that it can stand alone by itself. While there are a lot of ‘wink wink nudge nudge’ moments in the film, for a new viewer these will easily fly over your head. Thus not interrupting ones viewing experience.
With all this being taken into account it does have its miss steps. The film maintains a slightly off pace, and it does come off as a little cheesy at times despite its efforts to avoid this. Thankfully these missteps are easily forgivable.