My wife and I were impressed! Usually prequels and sequels tank, especially when trying to follow such a successful movie to begin with. It was clever, hilarious, and very kid-appropriate. It IS a monster movie though, so depending on how your kids handled Monsters Inc. and the idea of monsters in their closet, could determine if they could handle this one-even though the emphasis of the movie is on college where they learn to scare and live a watered-down "traditional" college life, instead of the actual scaring of real children. Will definitely own this someday.