The Pixar magic seems to mean I always end up crying. Whilst not as terrifyingly heart wrenching as Toy Story or Wall-E, Brave knows how to tell an emotive story. Essentially an examination of the mother daughter dynamic it manages to throw in enough fun and drama to keep it pacey and interesting.
Grown man blubbing seal of quality well earned.
An interesting take on the found footage genre using the always terrifying Cymothoa Exigua. A real parasite that attaches itself to a fish's tongue, cuts off the blood and replaces it. Living out the rest of it's life in the fish's mouth. Worthy inspiration but the film falls flat and I found it hard to care.
It doesn't help that the central narrator is decidedly am-drama and the Skype call format for her sections limiting. Feels like a bit of a missed opportunity all in all.
An interesting premise ruined by workmanlike direction and utterly 2-dimensional characters. When inevitably some of the leads bought it there was only a sense of relief that they would no longer simper in the obvious victim or sacrificial hero role. For once could it not be the 'likeable charming maverick' archetype who gets obliterated first?
Nice to see Moscow as a backdrop for a change and I thought the aliens attacks were interesting and inventive so all in all it's disappointing.