Sound Off: Pixar's First Fairy Tale 'Brave' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 22, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Change your fate. Pixar bring us their 13th movie this week, Brave, an animated fairy tale Scottish adventure about a curly red-haired, bow-and-arrow-loving princess named Merida (voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald). Set up in the forested Scottish highlands, this royal adventure is all about family, and her father King Fergus (voiced by Billy Connolly) and mother Queen Elinor (voiced by Emma Thompson). So how is it? One of Pixar's best or worst? Did you cry at all, or is it just pure fun? Once you've seen it, post a comment below with your thoughts on Pixar's Brave.
To fuel the fire, I recently got to see Brave in digital 3D and enjoyed it quite a bit, it's a great Pixar film, but not necessarily one of my favorites by any means. The first thing I really must to say, is that even on their 13th feature, Pixar still makes movies full of heart and genuine passion, that is evident in every last frame. The writing, the characters, the emotion, it's all so honest and natural, but is also wrapped around this beautifully animated world. Brave certainly has all that, but it lacks the bigger, complex story that a lot of my Pixar favorites have. Instead, it just progresses, we get the big bear twist, some interesting moments, then it wraps up, and that's that. It was charming, but not a homerun, like we normally expect from Pixar.
What did you think of Brave? One of Pixar's best movies yet, or another summer let down? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!