Disney’s Pixar is well known for their amazing animation and Brave is by far the best work I have seen so far. Bullseye. Forget the plot, this movie is worth seeing purely on how visually amazing it is, especially in 3D, which is rare for me to say because I think 3D 90% of the time is a waste of money. Scotland was a great location to pick for Brave for its amazing scenery that is brought to life through Pixar’s artists. Now if only the story board was given more attention because the story line is a miss.
Brave is about a strong independent princess, Merida (Kelly Macdonald), with the desire to run free in the wilderness with nothing but her horse and bow. Unfortunately for her, she must take on the responsibilities of a princess and live the proper life of royalty. Her parents push her to accept a marriage proposal from a nearby clan that forces her to run away into the forest. She stumbles upon an old cottage to find a witch who promises to change her destiny, causing everything to go wrong, including the plot.
The first half of the film was entertaining providing a few laughs and allowing a majority of the audience to relate to Merida’s problem of not getting what she wanted. I am sure all of us as teenagers wanted one thing while our parents wanted another leading us to rebel and later regretting our decision wishing we had listened to our parents’ advice in the first place. This is basically the moral of the story. It took me awhile to get over the distracting accents but as the film progressed I noticed it less and less. I can’t put my finger on it but half way through the movie it became weird to the point where I just stopped believing in the magical wonder Disney loves to put in all their films. I’m starting to think Disney is run by witches or some cult obsessed with magic because a lot of their movies are magic related. Even one of their next big movies is based on Disneyland coming alive by magic. Maybe they just don’t have the best writing staff and just like to incorporate magic into their stories to make it easier on themselves. After all, magic solves everything.
Enough of my random thoughts. Brave somewhere in the middle of their story it took a turn for the worst. Luckily for the film as a whole it was enjoyable. The ending was a satisfying conclusion too which can’t be said about a lot of movies.
The other thing I admired about Brave is the trailer gives nothing away for once. Usually the trailers show all the good parts so when you actually do see the movie it lacks entertainment. I watched many trailers and still was
surprised by the story.
Brave was surpisingly funny as well and got me “LOL” a few times. Billy Connolly was great in this film. His lines had me laughing just based on his delivery and I wish he had a bigger role in the film.
I don’t think Brave is up to par with other Pixar films as far as story goes but it surpasses all other Pixar films as far as animation. Again, if you go see this in theaters, the extra two bucks is worth seeing it in 3D. Brave is a good family film and would recommend it for the most part as long as you aren’t to considered with an odd plot.