Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Movie Monday: The Monster Mash

Monsters University
Opening Friday, June 21st
Directed by: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Aubrey Plaza, Nathan Fillion
78% on Rotten Tomatoes

They're back! Pixar has finally arrived with the perfect sequel to Monster's Inc., which is, in fact, a prequel. This will feature Mike, Sully, and a whole gang or two of new friends as they navigate the murky waters of college with everything from frats to classes. I for one can't believe that it took them this long to do this... especially considering they had a sequel for Cars of all things first.
Long before they took the scaring world by storm, Mike and Sully were polar opposites who didn't want to find anything in common. Before they took the scaring world by storm they hated each other's guts. This premise combined with college and being forced to team up to stay in school makes for a barrel of adventures and laughs. It's so fun to go back and revisit these characters. The stereotypes of college are brilliantly put into monster form from the jocks and nerds to the pee-your-pants-they're-so-scary professors. The movie is at its very best when Mike, Sully, and their rag-tag team members start to hilariously and unbelievably succeed together.

World War Z
Opening Friday, June 21st
Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokena, David Morse, Ludi Boeken, Sterling Jerins, Daniella Kertesz
67% on Rotten Tomatoes

By now, a summer movie standard: an action movie. The difference? This one features Brad Pitt, whether you love him or hate him, saving the world (hopefully) from zombies. These zombies look like they actually pose some sort of threat besides the usual because they're not abominably slow.

What other movies are you looking forward to?

Coming next week: The Heat (61%)

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