As I promised, I am being more attentive to this blog. Today I am here to review Pixar's newest film, Brave. I was debating between this film and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, both were on my short list for June. But I ultimately decided on the up lifting animated adventure.
Pixar has always been amazing at creating films that, on the surface, are for children, but have so much depth that it's usually the adults who leave with tears in their eyes. Brave certainly fits in with all the other Pixar masterpieces. As expected, it is visual magic, and eye candy of the highest quality. But, to be honest, it's not the best film they have put out. That title still goes to Cars in my opinion. That being said, it is still a heartwarming, action packed, and oddly funny adventure with one of the best heroines ever imagined.
The frist thing that surprised me, was the tone of seriousness that persisted throughout the film. I have a hard time categorizing this film as anything other than a drama-adventure, punctuated with comedic moments. It is not like Cars where characters crack joke, after joke. Its more like Toy Story 2, where the jokes are rather superfluous to the overall story, and really serve to break up the dramatic moments.
Another big surprise in this film, is the lack of magic. When I saw the trailer, I expected a magical adventure on the level of Alice in Wonderland or something similar, but the magic in this film only serves as a catalyst for Merida's adventure. It is not a magically saturated film, which I thought was an interesting choice. It rooted the film in reality, which is a breath of fresh air from a production company that asks us to suspend disbelief in every film.
A- : Not Pixar's best, but still a Pixar film, lovely, moving, original
Pictures off google.