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…
This is still "lesser Pixar," but I liked it a lot better than I remembered.
Top-notch animation and great vocal performances- especially Kelly MacDonald as Merida. If only the story wasn't so off "kilt"er. Get it!!??
Brave won the oscar for best animated feature
but did it won my approval
Brave wasn't great.
It wasn't amazing.
It didn't even live to it's expectations.
I know many of us was expecting a different story.
A better plot but no it had to be about bears.
Disney, you already made Brother Bear.
Why make another movie about someone transforming into a fucking bear. I wish they could at least made more effort.
I thought Brave was going to be something about independence,war,choices and heroism but no it's a linear story about a princess who doesn't want to marry. I appreciate the animation but seriously would you pick this over the other animated movies released that year to win the Oscar,Golden Globe or Bafta. I would have gladly picked Wreck-it Ralph(but the academy hates video games and thinks it's childish).
I expected more from Disney.
Disappointment and Hype leads the way to making this a mediocre Disney Movie.
While "Brave" is a unique and ambitious story that breaks all kinds of barriers, I found myself disappointed. I expected some grand contest where Merida out-shoots all the suitors and claims her own hand in marriage, like the trailers suggested. But instead, I was lead down a path of witches and mothers-turned-bears. While I understand that this was to highlight the most important theme of the film (family), I did not enjoy the bear storyline. "Brave" let me down, despite its stunning animation.
While Brave may not be Pixar's best film, it's still pretty great! The lead character of Merida is so likeable that you can't help but root for her, even when the story doesn't always make the most sense. I thought the first 45 minutes of this film were amazing but then when the bear gets involved it's just not as good. I still really enjoy Brave and I'm giving it a 4/5.
Nothing like having a Witch turn you into a bear to show you how important your daughter is. That's the message of this movie, right? I mean, the name would suggest bravery but I didn't get that at all. The only reason I give this a 2 is because the main character is an archer.
I can't help but to find this film absolutely adorable.
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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