Lee's Review: "Monsters University"

6:21 AM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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(WLTX) - College can be pretty scary. You're suddenly surrounded by a lot of strange and unusual faces - and expected to just fit right in. But, after a shaky start, you wind up finding friends that will last a lifetime!

"Monsters University" takes us back to the days when our pals, Mike and Sully, were entering their freshman year. One has scaring in his blood and the other has to work extra hard just to strike up even the slightest fear. They've got absolutely nothing in common!

However, a fine institution like this won't let a creature coast through on his family name alone. And just wanting it badly enough won't work either. Do you suppose these two could join forces in order to make the grade? Perhaps...but they'll have to endure a lot of fraternity hazing and competition along the way.

I often felt like I was watching an animated remake of "Revenge of the Nerds" - which was a little frustrating because "Monsters Inc." was so original. Still, it was cute and great to see the characters again.

It may not have you "screaming" with laughter. But "Monsters University" earns an "eek!" for effort.

By Lee O. Smith, News19 Movie Reviewer

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