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Change your fate.
Disney and Pixar's Academy Award-winning animated adventure about Merida (voiced by Kelly McDonald), a Scottish princess who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasties. A skilled archer and the spirited daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), Merida is determined to follow her own path.
She defies an age-old custom to marry the sons of the land’s lords: massive MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). But this inadvertently unleashes chaos and fury in the kingdom, forcing Merida to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards 2013.
Disney / Pixar
Adventure, Animated, Kids & Family, Fantasy, Kids, 3D
Rating: PG contains scary scenes
Brave won’t go down as one of the great Pixar films - it conspicuously lacks the innovative wonder of Wall-E or Up - but after the colossal misstep that was Cars 2 last year, it finds the studio back on steady, if not exactly earth-shattering ground.
For Pixar, the film’s biggest claim to some sort of 'leap forward' perhaps begins and ends with Merida (Kelly McDonald), the first lead female protagonist in their catalogue. She’s one of their strongest and feistiest, a plucky, tomboyish, bow-wielding princess who’s trying to defy 10th Century Scottish traditions by refusing her parents’ wish to marry her off to one of the sons of the three lords that rule the kingdom.
A little disappointingly, while its feminist themes and emotional mother-daughter bond provide sturdy storytelling anchors, Brave is more straightforward than one would expect from Pixar, the scope of the narrative rather limited considering the epic, inherently mythic feel of its period and environment.
The body-swapping slapstick that occurs after Merida’s encounter with a witch (Julie Walters) gives the film its flashes of inspired comic genius (the brothers fooling King Fergus by using a chicken roast to produce bear silhouettes is just perfect), and on a technical level, it’s difficult to fault. The action sequences dash and glide elegantly, the radiant bounce of Merida’s crimson curls rivals Disney’s work on Rapunzel’s flowing golden locks in Tangled (which this film plays like a darker cousin of) and the bear designs manage to straddle the line between fearsome realism and cartoony anthropomorphism. It must be said that though, Brave’s proportionally exaggerated Don Martin-esque male characters aren’t my favourite things Pixar has ever done.
Strangely, nothing in Brave comes close to matching the stunningly imaginative and heart-filling opening short film La Luna.
AV Club (USA)
New York Magazine
Time Out New York
Brave- was a brave move
Pixar once again does not disappoint. From the animation to the story line it was a flawless. 'Brave' took on a completely different story line from what I was expecting from the trailer, but that is not a bad thing. 'Brave' certainly is a great movie for adults and kids but I must say it wont be remembered as one of my Pixar favourites as it is not quite on the same level of as 'Wall-E' and 'Finding Nemo'. But a definite must see all the same.
Brave- with my heart
Another Pixar piece of brillant animation wrapping around a beautifully wonderful story. With the themes and back drop of 'Brave Heart', loving emotional tale reminiscent of 'Titanic', storyline like 'Brother Bear' and amazing animation like 'How to Train Your Dragon' (I almost forgot I wasnt watching real people!). Watch the hair of Merida (red haired girl) cos its so life-like! The magical scenes and movement will blow you away like 'Up'. Stay till the end of credits, tiny little bit there :-)
Genre : Action, adventure, animation, family, children, growth and destiny, chosing your parth
4/5 : the acting (voices) is great and Im sure there was a few tears at the end.
Better than my expectations
This movie, out of all the new releases, has been my favourit. Perhaps this was due to me not knowing what to expect and being pleasantly surprised by the introduction of a key central character that all the trailers and propaganda seem to miss. Great effects - although didn't add much to the 3D factor at all. Would've preferred to see this movie 2D actually. Great bunch of characters, great plot, great story line. Good movie for adults and children alike.