Brave (Guest Post)
This one’s from Bubbawheat / Nathan over at Flights, Tights and Movie Nights;a site that you should most definitely check out if you love superheroes! Comics, TV, Movies and Games – everything’s fair game and no page is left unturned. Like every professional blogger – he’s on Twittah too. Click click
Brave: A Scottish princess with a shock of red hair has a strained relationship with her overbearing mother who wants her to marry to one of the other heads of the kingdom, but she ends up seeking help to change her fate in a way that she would never expect. As with all of Pixar‘s recent movies, the animation is absolutely gorgeous, from the breathtaking scenery to the wild and bouncy hair of the main character Merida. The story isn’t something exactly new however, how many times has there been a princess that is supposed to marry for political reasons while she wishes to marry on her own terms instead. There is a bit of a surprising magical element to the movie which is reminiscent of another Disney movie, which I won’t mention because it would give it away. The comedy is overly cartoonish and slapstick at times, I know I never personally cared for the antics of the three young triplets who generally just caused random mischief in the background. In the end, there’s still a fair amount of heart at the end which you would expect from a Pixar picture, but the rest of the movie felt a lot more uneven. It’s still worth a trip to the theaters though.
I was going to give this a miss, but yours is one of the more positive reviews of this. Just a shame that they based the main girl’s look on Mick Hucknall
I dont know, guys, I really liked it…
There’s a lot of pretty positive reviews out there… of course, they all have to cede a lot of Bubba’s points.
Yeah, most of the reviews I’ve read have been essentially “It’s good, but I expected more from a Pixar movie”. I think the reviews would generally be more positive if a different studio had released it.
I really enjoyed this flick too. I’ve got a review kicking around somewhere… (http://5wordmoviereviews.com/2012/06/30/5-word-at-eiff-2012-brave/) Oh yeah, there it is. That’s a fair point, Bubba. Even after the “disappointment” of Cars 2, everyone has such higher expectations from Pixar than from almost any other studio.