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Old 06-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Saw "Brave." Love Merida. Wish the movie was just a little better.

Merida is a believable and very likable character.
Lots of fun to "spend some time" with her.

And, Brave is full of some, individually, really good scenes.

But, after seeing them all and making it to the end of the picture,
I can't help but think that, taken as a whole,
the movie lacks a lot in overall STORY content.

The LOOK of the film is outstanding... just beautiful, rich and detailed...
it looks "realer" than real life in many respects.

But, I just don't love the story... mainly because there just is not a lot THERE to love.

I'm wondering if the Merida Meet & Greet will (as time goes by)
be nearly as popular as the Rapunzel Meet & Greet.

Disney Animation's Tangled seems, oddly, to have a much, much richer and varied plot than Pixar's Brave.

We'll just have to see how the public takes to Merida vs. Rapunzel.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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Merida is a believable and very likable character.
Lots of fun to "spend some time" with her.

And, Brave is full of some, individually, really good scenes.

But, after seeing them all and making it to the end of the picture,
I can't help but think that, taken as a whole,
the movie lacks a lot in overall STORY content.

The LOOK of the film is outstanding... just beautiful, rich and detailed...
it looks "realer" than real life in many respects.

But, I just don't love the story... mainly because there just is not a lot THERE to love.

I'm wondering if the Merida Meet & Greet will (as time goes by)
be nearly as popular as the Rapunzel Meet & Greet.

Disney Animation's Tangled seems, oddly, to have a much, much richer and varied plot than Pixar's Brave.

We'll just have to see how the public takes to Merida vs. Rapunzel.
Mostly agree--I like Tangled better. But Brave is still a worthy entry in the very strong Pixar stable.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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We also saw Brave yesterday. It really was not as good as I've come to expect from Dusney/Pixar. DH fell asleep during the movie. It was missing so much of the story I loved with Tangled. Merida was a great character, but the movie was really lacking. I don't see us spending $ on Brave merchandise or the DVD.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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As we were leaving the theater I mentioned to my husband that I saw potential for a woodcarver's workshop popping up in one of the parks soon.

It had some fun comic relief but I agree that the story line needed something.

Did the triplets have names?
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Did the triplets have names?
Harris, Hubert, and Hamish.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Harris, Hubert, and Hamish.
Thank you!
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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Oh a happier note I thought La Luna was fantastic!

And the 3D technology really was beautifully done and enhanced the experience. Glad the youngest with us was 7 and will keep 3d glasses on and he pronounced it "good." He laughed a little and made a few "oh no..." comments as the plot unfolded.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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I saw it yesterday with my daughter (6), stepmother, And brother (17), and all of us loved it. I really liked that the story was focused on being true to oneself and not getting a man. I ink Tangled did a good job with that, too, with e getting a man being a side note rather than the focus, but I thought the message was much stronger with Brave. There were some weak plot points that could have been improved, but overall I thought it was great.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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I saw it yesterday with my daughter (6), stepmother, And brother (17), and all of us loved it. I really liked that the story was focused on being true to oneself and not getting a man. I ink Tangled did a good job with that, too, with e getting a man being a side note rather than the focus, but I thought the message was much stronger with Brave. There were some weak plot points that could have been improved, but overall I thought it was great.
I liked it because it did not teach my 6 year old grand daughter that she needs to find a prince by the time she was 16=18.

When it was over and we were walking out- she says-- I almost cried there--LOL

I liked it.
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I loved it. In fact, it ranks for me solidly in the middle of the Pixar movies, well above Cars, Cars 2, Ratatouille, and Bug's Life. Not as good as Wall-E, the Toy Story movies, Up, and Nemo. It kind of ties for me with Incredibles and Monsters Inc.

And the spoiler that was posted totally missed what the movie was actually about, so don't worry about that if you haven't seen it yet. It was a beautiful film and Merida is my favorite Disney princess.
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I wasn't terribly interested in this movie but saw it because my wife wanted to. I generally love Pixar films - with the exception of Toy Story 2 & Cars 2.

This movie ranks higher than both of them (and probably ratatouille) in my book but it still wasn't particularly good. As many others have written it was visually impressive but it fell very short in the story aspect - at least from what I've come to expect from most Pixar movies. It was very predictable and unoriginal. I also didn't care too much for the "moral of the story". I don't feel it pertains to 1/2 the audience (male) directly and is therefore not a particularly 'accessible' or 'moving' movie for us in the way the other Pixar films can be. They should also have had more of the triplets. Hilarious!

I'd also like to mention that for those waiting for the end scene: The credits seem so long for the payoff. The 'end scene' is mildly amusing - not very. The "touching" moment.. well, maybe if you misunderstand the importance of a man.

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #12
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I agree it was a bit slow to start, but visually beautiful! Can't fault the music and wonderful accents either. Although I had a sobbing 7 year old and teary moment toward the end myself, I wish it had also been 'more.'
Not sure I can really compare Rapunzel and Merida though, they seem like two movies further apart in many ways. Merida would still get my vote for princess if I had to pick one - what a wee firecracker she is and such a strong willed girl. Bit like my own I like my 'princesses' to be true to who they are and the message recieved was worth it!
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #13
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I have to agree.. It wasnt a 'bad' story but could have done more.. BUT also have to keep it under a certain time to try to keep the target audience attention too .. BEAUTIFUL though... What they do with those movies is nothing short of amazing.. But since they've been advertising it / pushing it for like 2 years, it better have looked good..
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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Brave is still a worthy entry in the very strong Pixar stable.

Yes, but BECAUSE it's from the mega-hit-maker juggernaut that is Pixar...

I put it in the "less than the sum of it's parts" category, as I liked a LOT
of the individual scenes.

And, many (most) (OK, virtually ALL) of the characters were really entertaining.


But, taken as a whole film... (the "what's it all about?" aspect)
well, hmmmmmmmmmm.
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We took the grandkids yesterday......we all loved it............great story and the usual excelelnt Disney/Pixar prodcution and values!

We will be going again with friends to the local cafe movie house when it gets there........please go see it and make up your own mind.........the cridics loved it!


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