A Filmster Double Quickie: World War Z & Monsters University

world war z

Release Date: June 21, 2013

Watched: June 21, 2013

Review: June 26, 2013

Director: Marc Foster

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mirellie Enos, Daniella Kertesz

The Filmster Rating:

Good,But Rating

Synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. – IMDb

Review: World War Z is an epic scale zombie movie but it failed to deliver on what we love about zombie movies. It’s a zombie movie that contains absolutely no blood or zombie eating action. Without the blood and gore World War Z does present a thriller with high tension and suspenseful moments. It was intense watching a herd of zombies trying to get into a doorway. Brad Pitt delivers as the cool, calm and collective former UN employee. With all the production issues, World War Z still delivers a good enough film for zombie fans to enjoy.

Blogger’s Thoughts

“World War Z” wound up a more decent watch than I expected, but in fairness I did expect to see a flaming wreck based on the production woes this film encountered. – Fogs’ Movie Reviews

“The third act loses some steam and the character development is a bit lacking, but a combination of intelligent characters and an unrelenting delivery of thrills in the first two acts make World War Z one of the most heart-pounding disaster movies I’ve seen in years.” – Rorschach Reviews

“World War Z is nothing special but it’s alright and whilst I won’t be seeing it again I don’t regret seeing it today” – Tim’s Film Reviews

monsters university

Release Date: June 21, 2013

Watched: June 23, 2013

Review: June 26, 2013

Director: Dan Scanlon

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

The Filmster Rating:

Grand Rating

Synopsis: 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. – IMDb

Review: Monsters University doesn’t exceed its predecessor but just like most Pixar films it does show a great time. It was great watching all the monsters in a college atmosphere spoof and jokes. The story is basic and one you have seen before, the usual underdog story, but the ending doesn’t follow the usual cliche tropes. Mike and Sully are as fun as before and the support monsters were great as well. Still, it was hard to replace the charm and cuteness of Boo from the first film. Monsters University won’t end up a Pixar classic but it falls in the pile with all the great ones.

Blogger’s Thoughts

“I’m not sure this is in league with the best of Pixar’s best, but it definitely is a high quality animated comedy, and is certain to be front and center in the discussion for animated movie of the year.” – Fogs’ Movie Reviews

“Despite not being a flick we really needed to see after the original ended so perfectly almost a decade ago, Monsters University is still a pleasant, enjoyable movie for the family, but seeing as this is Pixar and knowing what it is that they can do with their originality, it does come as a bit of a disappointment” – Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews

“Monsters University brings on the nostalgia and the nuances of its predecessor and invites viewers of all ages to enroll in the fun it brings for all to enjoy.” – The Focused Filmographer

Comments are much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

14 responses to “A Filmster Double Quickie: World War Z & Monsters University

  1. Good stuff. I really liked WWZ and gave it surprisingly high marks. I think it sets its sights and hits its target dead on. It’s completely honest in what it wants to be and it does exactly what it wants to do.

  2. What did you think of the succession of polaroids to end Monsters U. showing how they got where we find them in Monsters, Inc.? I thought that was a nice little cap to it, especially since right before that I was thinking, “hold on… it can’t end here”. Good review Issy.

    • Yea the polaroids was a great way to end the movie. I really liked the nod they gave to the first film with the abominable snowman monster. Thanks.

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  4. Good WWZ review. :-) I liked it more than I expected to but it didn’t feel like a “zombie” movie to me. I won’t even bring up the book (which I love). Totally different things!

    Want to see Monsters University SO bad! Not out in the UK yet so I’m avoiding reviews… I love Despicable Me 2, though! So hope this sequel is as good as that one is.

    • Yea WWZ was good and I heard the book is great I never read it myself. Monsters U was great no doubt you will enjoy it and im gonna check out Despicable Me 2 this week. Thanks!

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