Friday, June 21, 2013

Date Night with Connor - Monsters University

Last week, Connor and I went to an advanced 3-D screening of Monsters University. Because movies have not always been Connor's thing (he's seen fewer than a dozen), it's hard for me to tell which ones will be hits, and which ones will be misses. Connor and I give Monsters University two thumbs up, and Connor would give the movie-theater sized Dots he consumed three thumbs up if he had a third thumb! It took me only one bit to remember how gross those things are. Ugh!

Connor laughed his way through much of the movie, which wasn't just a tribute to the clever script, but also a tribute to the animation. This clip, in particular, had Connor laughing out loud. It's at the beginning, so made for a good start.

My favorite part of the movie was the ending. I don't want to spoil it, but the theme that it's important to work very hard at your job, no matter what that job is, played prominently - and I appreciate that theme being relayed to children. I'm pretty much a prude when it comes to movie, and Connor is pretty sensitive about movies since his exposure has been so limited, but I think he's old enough for the occasional treat night, and it is fun to do something really different, that he can enjoy because he's older. He always seems so grown up on these dates.

Put it on your summer list for a day when it's too hot to be outside!

In Theaters June 21 (Disney Digital 3D™)
Voice talent: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn
Director: Dan Scanlon
Producer: Kori Rae
Rated: G
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they
couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae
(“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

1 comment:

  1. We just might give this movie a try. I think Beezus has seen 2-3 and I think Ramona has seen 1-2, so their sensitivity might still be high.

    Also, glad it's G rated !