Disney Pixar’s Monsters University (kid) Review!

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 Disney Pixar’s Monsters University opens TODAY in theaters! Parker and I got a chance to see the movie early so I thought it would be fun for him to give you his review of the film! (He’s 10)

First here’s a bit about the movie:

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crys­tal) was a lit­tle mon­ster, he has dreamed of becom­ing a Scarer– and he knows bet­ter than any­one that the best Scar­ers come from Mon­sters Uni­ver­sity (MU). But dur­ing his first semes­ter at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hot­shot James P. Sul­li­van, “Sul­ley” (voice of John Good­man), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control com­pet­i­tive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Pro­gram. To make mat­ters worse, they real­ize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of mis­fit mon­sters, if they ever hope to make things right.

I (as an adult and a Mom) thought the movie was great! It definitely had a different feel than Monster’s Inc both in the scaring (I felt like you were more involved in the scaring instead of watching it this time) and in the lessons learned. I LOVED grade school Mike (so cute) and the issues that Mike and Sulley faced during college. I think it was definitely appropriate for all ages and think kids will love it as much as adults! It was fun seeing how Mike and Sulley’s relationship formed to make it what it was in Monsters Inc.

I loved the animated shorts before the films almost as much as I love the film I am there to see in the first place (and this one was no exception – wonderfully done and so cute)! The short this time is called The Blue Umbrella

Now on to Parker’s review:

Disney Pixar’s Monsters University was really funny and entertaining. It ranks up with some of my favorite Disney Pixar movies. There are a lot of funny parts. My favorite part was in the library. I think everyone will enjoy this movie no matter what age they are. My favorite new character was Art. I liked how it showed them when they were in college and they made it so different from Monsters Inc.


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Dis­clo­sure: We saw this movie at a free press screen­ing at the invi­ta­tion of Dis­ney. All opin­ions and expe­ri­ences are strictly our own. (Thanks Disney!)

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. Sarah Beesley Reply

    Thank you so much for posting your review! I have a 3 & a 1/2 year old little boy and he LOVES Monsters Inc. I've been really wanting to take him to see this (fingers crossed he'd made it through a whole movie) but I worried that it would be inappropriate for such a little little audience member. We loved the original Cars movie but I feel Cars 2 is too much for a little little. I was afraid the second installment of the Monsters movies would go along the same path at the Cars movie.

  2. All for the Boys Reply

    I agree that Cars 2 was a lot for little ones! I wasn't sure with the college theme how Monsters University was going to be but there weren't really many "adult" or "college" themes beyond friend "cliques", trying to be the best etc. I hope he loves it!

  3. Thank you for your review Parker. My boys are 5 and 4 and we have never been to the movie theatre. I wasn't sure this would be a good movie, but after reading your review, I am sure we will love it. Your review has made two little guys in San Diego very happy kids.

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