Monsters University Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Monsters University

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Enrol today!

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Aubrey Plaza, Noah Johnson

  • Directed by:

    Dan Scanlon

  • Running time:

    110 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Monsters are knocked over, bitten, hit with paddles, thrown through the air, pursued. Explosion, debris. Objects are smashed, knocked over. A mascot is stolen. A team of monsters are taunted at a party. Monsters break into a factory. Reckless driving. Screaming. Dying, going to jail mentioned. Blood/gore: Swelling.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Wagering mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Friendship, teamwork, university life, fraternities, study, determination, ambition, rivalry, cheating, camouflage, scaring, WH&S, frat parties, nepotism, acceptance, rejection, initiation pledges, family, underdogs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Engagement, bed-wetting mentioned, power blackout. Birds, flies, butterfly, dragon/centipede creature, pig/dog, stinging urchin, ladybug, full moon. Monsters with large teeth, fangs, horns, forked tongues, extra heads, tentacles, glowing red eyes, fur, hair, extra limbs, extra eyes, fins, scales and/or spikes that roar, growl, scratch, hiss, drool. Phobias mentioned (eg spiders, snakes, thunder, lightning, lions, Santa Claus, chopsticks). Magic tricks (cards). Preceding short film, Blue Umbrella, contains thunder, object hit by truck, romance.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fun, watchable, colourful, amusing. Gorgeous animation. Cameos from Monsters Inc.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Tame, overlong, lags in the middle, lacks heart. Pedestrian story and comedy, formulaic.

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