Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Change your fate.
Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.
Winner of Academy Award for Best Animated Film, Pixar's Brave is their only Oscar-winning feature to date that doesn't feel worthy of such honour for it travels a much safer & risk-free route unlike any of their previous works plus features a narrative that bears more similarity to Disney films than Pixar's unconventional method of storytelling.
Set in the Scottish Highlands, Brave tells the story of Merida; a skilled archer & princess who defies an old-age custom of her kingdom by choosing to not be betrothed. Wanting to take control of her own life rather than let it be decided by others, she stumbles upon a witch & asks for a spell to fulfil her wish, which goes horribly wrong.
Directed by Mark…
Pixar are experiencing a turbulent time of late as their impeccable track record has become a little patchy. This was always going to happen, no studio can produce classic after classic at the rate they did, but what is the reason for this gradual decline? I think it is easy to blame it on the Disney influence, the move towards sequels (something Pixar tried to steer clear of in the past) certainly points to this, but could it be simply a migration of talent? Look at the studio’s greatest achievements and they have been guided by a small but elite group of directors who have all either moved onto pastures new or have greater business commitments with the House of…
Another collaboration between Disney and Pixar and yet another slight disappointment (after the waves of reviews that called it a "mediocre" film, it was hard to come to it with very high expectations, but I was still expecting it to be a little better than this. After all, it's Pixar)—it's now clear to see that Pixar and the filmmakers behind the animation house are going through a period of lack of imagination and originality—the latest films we've seen from them were sequels, prequels and this, which is definitely one of their least charming and original films to date.
Allow me to clarify something, Brave is definitely one Pixar's best works on a technical level—the animation is more stunning than ever,…
Pixar did the right thing by the viewer in not giving away the film’s central plot twist in the trailer, but in doing so set its audience up to expect a run-of-the-mill Disney plot with fancy clothes and hair.
The Disney influence is evident, but mostly just in the first act: songs are kept to a merciful minimum (if only they’d done the same with Billy Connolly!), and once the story starts to unfold, Pixar’s wit and charm comes to the fore.
On a technical level, the sheer scope of the woodland setting makes this Pixar’s most impressive accomplishment to date, and Merida’s bright orange ringlets probably deserve an effects Oscar all of their own.
But the real triumph is in the delivery of a fable full of strong female role models, without falling back on the tiresome clichés that populate many of Disney’s more popular films.
If you had a chance to change your fate, would you?
It's a good film, just not a good PIXAR film. It will never be heralded as one of their groundbreaking films, and it won't be regarded as good as most of their other films. In fact this is awfully close to the Disney brand of Princess movies unfortunately.
It's saving grace is the character of Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) who is extremely charming and fun to watch with her wild uncontrollable red hair. While she is a princess, she's unlike any other princess Disney has seen before.
There's several other memorable characters too, most notably King Fergus voiced by Billy Connolly who I always enjoy, but…
Imagine for a second if Pixar made a Disney film. That film would be Brave.
Yes, this is more of a Disney film than a Pixar film, but it really works here. This film is filled with strong female characters that you can root for, especially the lead heroine voiced by Kelly MacDonald. Princess Merida is a likable and strong heroine who women, especially little girls, can and should be able to relate to; I'd put her up there with some of the best Disney princesses out there. You get amazing voice talents from a wonderful cast that includes Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Craig Ferguson, and Billy Connoly who really stood out in my mind. Each character has a lot…
Beautifully illustrated, impeccably voiced, yet story-wise it has nothing specifically genius. Feels more Disney's than Pixar's. One of the worsts of the studio.
Brave Review #122
Brave is one of Pixar's weakest outings. It centers on a girl who doesn't wants to be a princess so she goes finds a witch to change her fate. That gets her mother turned into a bear. The tone seems to split too suddenly between the heroic heroine wanting to be free to this mother daughter relationship to this action movie. The film has a strong that is good but doesn't know how to balance its tones. The characters are good, but really really forgetful to the point I only remember 2 of there names. They don't seem to bring anything original or unique to there character arc and it shows in there memorability. The voice acting…
I was indeed brave to watch this film. However, I didn't quite enjoy it. I know it's a kids movie, but still some of the things in this are sorta stupid. I was sorta surprised at points because the animations were sort of cheesey and Pixar normally makes top-notch effects and pays close attention to detail. The overall feel for this was sort of a "rough edit" before they put the final touches on it, however, that never came to see the light of day.
Although not as good as I remember it being, I still find this movie super fun and enjoyable. I'll always be smitten with Merida's hair, especially in 3D.
Disney Princess League film # 12;
Oh Pixar Pixar Pixar, I was mislead by ''Brave'' why,? because ''Brave'' was suppose to be a Scottish Princess with wild hair, who has an obsession with archery, has three annoying little brothers who were bad they turned into one of the film's big headaches.
Plus Emma Thompson didn't help, because she want her wild-hearted daughter to do any Legoius/Errol Flynn style archery, well I do give Emma credit for Harry Potter, and just recently played P.L. Travers in ''Saving Mr. Banks.''
Another thing about those boys is, there's that one scene when there're bear cubs REACHINH INTO A WOMAN'S BREST TRYING TO GET A KEY!!! NOW PIXAR, I KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER…
Another flawless and enchanting Pixar Film, the setting is very close to my heart as I am an avid fan of Scotland and Ireland's (and GB in general) Celtic history and culture. Expect the usual tight script, great pace and of course, amazing craftsmanship when it comes to CGI. What else is there to say that people don't already come to expect of every Pixar film ? Great work.
Esta é a primeira vez narrativamente que a Pixar não se preocupou em colocar o argumentos sobre bases solidas. Eu não sei qual é o problema, talvez eles só pensaram que ter uma jovem protagonista de belos cabelos ruivos seria suficiente. A parte gráfica é impecável, mas o roteiro é vago, as vezes ocioso.
Un film ricchissimo di spunti intelligenti e comici, tenuti insieme da una deludente struttura classica che mirava a amalgamarsi con la tradizione disneyiana ma che non ha aggiunto nulla al modello ispiratore. Fu sicuramente il film che ho atteso con maggiori aspettative (la prima fiaba, la prima protagonista femmina, la prima regista donna nonché creatrice di due dei milgiori film d'animazione di sempre: Il re leone e Il principe d'Egitto), e si rivelò invece il segnale più evidente che la Pixar stava parzialmente perdendo il controllo creativo sulle sue opere in seguito all'acquisizione in Disney. Da allora in poi non mi sono più aspettato nulla dalla Pixar, e ciononostante da allora ancora non riesce a sorprendermi, come invece fanno sistematicamente sempre più suoi concorrenti.
This has a great story with lots of humor and heart.
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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