DVD Court: ‘Monsters University’ and ‘R.I.P.D’

This week we put two movies on trial. As The Jury, we recommend what should happen to a particular DVD released today. Voting Burn It, Skip It, Rent It, or Buy It, we come together to deliver a verdict and hope to help you decide what to watch or avoid. Check out the fancy new graphs below as well!

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The Jury:
Nick of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Vivek of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Fernando of Committed to Celluloid
Ruth of Flix Chatter
Alex of Cinemaniac Reviews
Ries of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Jason of Digital Didascalia
Colin of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Michael of Screenkicker Movies
Rodney of Fernby Films
Dave of Dave Examines Movies
Tom of Digital Shortbread

Closing Statements and Reviews:

Ruth (Review): “If you’re a fan of Monsters, Inc. and its fabulous characters, I think you’ll enjoy this movie as much as I did. The chemistry between Mike & Sulley is still the primary strength of the film, and Billy Crystal and John Goodman are such excellent voice actors.”
Alex (Review): “Better than Pixar’s last.”
Colin (Review): “Children will be drawn to it, but as an adult this is another letdown from Pixar. Having a film be adorable doesn’t account for everything else. I also wouldn’t say I was a fan of the message by the end of the film. “
Michael (Review): “MU is what happens when all pretentiousness is dropped and the end goal is to make something bright, colorful and funny. It’s Animal House with monsters and is guaranteed to put a big grin on your face by the end.”
Dave (Review): “Monsters University is not as good as its predecessor or many other Pixar flicks, but it is still entertaining for both children and adults alike.”
Nick:
“While an improvement over Cars 2, Monsters University is still another unnecessary sequel in Pixar’s decline. The film does have its moments of creativity, but in the end, it’s completely forgettable.”
Rodney
: “Okay, so it’s not a patch on the original, but there’s more heart, soul and Pixar-pixel love in Monsters University than the vast majority of by-the-numbers animated films these days. Is it essential? Yep, I think so.”

Closing Statements and Reviews:

Dave (Review): ” R.I.P.D. has its moments, but is simply a clone of Men in Black when it comes right down to itand a poorly done clone at that.”
Michael
: “Truly horrible. A Men in Black ripoff that insults the viewer constantly.”
Rodney: “Imagine Men In Black, only instead of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, you had Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, and instead of aliens, you had the returned-from-purgatory dead. RIPD is a mess in almost every regard, from scripting, to effects and acting; RIPD is DOA.”

What are you watching this week? 

  • Rodney

    Just surprised ANYone tipped RIPD for a rental. I wouldn’t waste my cash! LOL!!!

  • David Gilleand

    We need more of these DVD courts