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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.
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…
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…
Going into Brave, I was anything but. The reviews for it, well, weren't exactly stating the film to be up to Pixar standard. They said the story was too formulaic. The scope just wasn't the same. The heart wasn't there.
After just getting out of the film not even an hour ago, I can say that most of the reviews are full of it. This is an absolutely beautiful film that tells a straightforward story to great results. This is Pixar's attempt at a Disney tale, and they do it by giving them the one of the best cinematic middle fingers I've ever seen. The Pixar company takes this seemingly formulaic story, and changes it up. This time, the princess…
In more ways than one Brave marked a change for Pixar Studios. Narratively it is a far more traditional story than we have become accustomed to from the Lasseter group. Style wise it lacks the charm that formed the central themes in their previous productions. Despite this, Brave manages to stand out as the most technically proficient effort in the modern day genre.
Which makes the fact that the story itself peters out after such a promising opening, that much more disappointing. As a start point the setting of Scotland feels like a master stroke in the first section of the film. The soft welcoming voices of Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) warming us into their…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's better than Cars or Cars 2...but sadly still very disappointing.
5/10: Average. Not on of Pixar's best for sure.
I was bored. Then there was a bear acting like a human which entertained me for a few minutes. Then I was bored again. The end.
My review -- this film is now showing at Hollywood cinema are Norwich UK and currently this film is doing very well at the box office, the profit margin stands at $191 million. I would like to state this from the very beginning, one thing that lets this film down straightaway without actually seeing the film is the fact that the advertisements tell too much about the actual storyline, which I find very irritating, because of the time of year [Summer holidays] and because of the production company's [Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios] behind this film project everyone was going to go and see this film anyway so my point is this, it didn't need so many different advertisements,…
La necesidad de tener un personaje femenino que cumpla con los nuevos estándares de independencia para el universo de Disney parece ser el único motor de esta película. fuera de eso cumple, sí, es divertida por momentos y tierna en otros pero no deja de tener ese mal sabor de boca, esa planilla de escenas que permite ver algo nuevo. Escenas como la madre y Brave cazando peces se nota que surge de la escuela Disney que, digamos en El Rey Leon puede parecer conmovedoras pero aquí solo alarga la película con algo que se siente vació.
So pissed it took me 2 years to watch this. I was not impressed with the previews so I went into this with low expectations and was downright blown away. The animation was superb, the story was another rich and beautiful life lesson teaching plot, the characters were great and it had the perfect amount of comedy. Definitely moved its way up to some of the greats.
It's honestly a mix of Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Brother Bear. The story of Shrek, the cast and setting of Dragon, humor of Bear.
Definitely a must-see!
Great family movie with a lot of heart and soul. The ending made me tear up and want to call my mother. Very funny too.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Les Misérables
- Life of Pi
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Reluctant Dragon
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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