Watched Aug 15, 2012
Owen Hughes’s review:
I went into this film having not read any reviews and having only seen the trailer once, without really remembering much about it. Purely went in on the basis that Pixar's films, the worse you think they'll be, the better they generally are. The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille, they're 3 of Pixar's best yet I went into those not expecting much. When films like Toy Story 3, Cars, Finding Nemo etc are some of their most profitable films, things films such as Brave can often be overlooked.
However, once again, they seem to have snuck a really good film under the radar (by their own standards, at least) as there hasn't been much hype about it, which I think is unfair. You'd be forgiven for assuming it was a standard princess meets prince Disney-style animated film. But it's not. Don't be fooled!
The plot is sweet, funny, charming and all the other things you expect of Pixar. It has some fantastic voice acting, probably some of the best "real people" animation from any of their catalogue, and the use of colour really stands out as some of their absolute best. Sure, it's not as large in breadth as some of their other films, but it's definitely one of my favourites.
The other great thing about seeing Pixar films, particularly in the cinema, is the animated shorts they put on before the feature. This one, La Luna, is very sweet too and puts you in exactly the right mood for the feature.
Adults and kids alike will love Brave, I'm sure. Most of them in our screening did anyway from the sounds of it.