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Movie Review: Monsters University

I was a bit disappointed with this movie. Maybe my expectations were very high after watching Monsters Inc so often. Monsters Inc was a classic launched in 2001, which was, and is still one of the best movies from Pixar. Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters Inc, and the story ends where Monsters Inc starts with.

The story is about a young Mike Wazowski, who during a field trip, gets inspired by the professional scarers and a top scarer encourages Mike to join his university – the Monster University. The story shifts to later years, where Mike joins the university and meets Sully, and they start with a major rift between each other and end up as the best friends. The story revolves on how a team on unknown monsters join together to win the Greek Scare Games, which gives them a chance to join back the University program, from which they were terminated.

Not a very great movie, but worth watching. With so many 3D movies, it will be a good idea to watch this in 2D for a change. Keep your expectations low, and you will enjoy the movie.

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Movie Review – 3 Idiots

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Ok, atlast went for the movie after 2 weeks of its release. Agreed, it was one of the biggest sin – should have gone to it as soon as it was released – that was the hype created for the movie. It is a good movie (fine – very good movie), but I don’t know why so much of interest is shown in the movie. My thoughts on it are:

  1. The movie gives a very powerful message – just pursue excellence, and never try to be successful – is it  practical in day-to-day life, where success is more recognised?
  2. Life is beautiful – enjoy life. Have the freedom to do what you like to do, rather than what you are made to do.
  3. Learning is a continous process – never stop learning.Books and teachers can teach you something, but there is much more than books.
  4. Handle pressure with courage – not to jump out of the window if put in a difficult situation, or hang yourself.
  5. Seek Excellence and success will follow

All these are really good points to learn. But what about other facts shown in the movie –

  1. Getting good marks doesn’t make you a fool. Chatur is in deed successful in his ambition, and achieved what he wanted in his life. He is not a failure
  2. Raju is an utter failure – he cannot decide on his own, but he is shown as very successful in his career.
  3. Disrespecting teachers – all these centuries, we have learnt from our ancestors that teachers are like God, and are equivalent to God. The movie shows the students pissing in front of teachers house. Come on – this is the height.
  4. Delivery in a tech college lab – real adventure. Can we believe it?
  5. Poverty is not a sin – the movie makes complete mockery of poverty

Some faux pass in the movie:

  • The professor calls his daughter as Poonam in one scene, and in the end her name is referred to as Mona
  • 400 patents in ten years – Funskuk Wangdo should be a real genius to have 400 patents in his name in a ten years. 40 would have been better.
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