Review of Monsters U
Saw Monsters U with the wife and kids.
Curiously, I can actually copy and paste everything I wrote about Despicable Me 2, a few days ago. That is:
It was fine: enjoyable; laughed in a few places.
But, no memorable scenes; would never bother purchasing the DVD; my life is not richer for having seen it.
Rent it if you can't think of anything else to rent.
Summary: Fine -- but not as good as the original.
(Addendum: 6/30) Actually, there was more to it than that. First, I thought the outcomes to their actions near the end of the movie was very realistic -- at least, as realistic as a movie about monsters could be. Spoiler: stop reading now. Spoiler, spoiler, spoiler. They cheated in a contest, they blew up a lab, and so they got kicked out of school. Yep, that's a plausible real-world outcome.
And second, (spoiler again -- spoiler spoiler spoiler) the lesson provided was that a lot of people have to adjust the life goals they set as teenagers: most people that aspire to be a rock star end up as the guitar tech (or even the local guitar teacher); you wanted to be a famous painter, but you're the layout person at a woodworking magazine; wanted to be a famous novelist and end up as editor at the publications department of some government agency; not an Olympic athlete, but a coach to athletes. Yep, that stuff happens: sometimes you don't have what it takes. So the movie rung true to my middle-aged self. ;)