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Old 07-13-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Brave

So we watched the movie.
Cute, very cute but honestly it felt like it is not complete. Plot was not deep enough and I kept thinking when adventure will start already.
The way they presented movie makes you feel like something huge, but it is just domestic problems between mother and daughter, nothing else.
Did we enjoy it, yes, but once is enough. it is not kind of movie I would watch again unless there is nothing else on TV.
One good thing about it, we got new princess in parks, who is absolutely adorable with all the hair and cute accent.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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We saw it a few days ago, and I thought the same thing! The previews were setting you up for something epic and it wasn't. It was really cute and I think Merida might be my new favorite princess, but not the experience I thought it was going to be.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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I agree. It lacked Disney magic. It also did not feel like a Pixar movie. The characters were not well developed and the plot was not compelling. Once is enough.

When Disney bought Pixar years ago, there was fear that Pixar would be "Disney-fied"--that they would apply the Disney formula (princess, magic, spell, side-kick characters, climax, resolution) to Pixar's art. Up until this movie, I thought that Pixar had retained the art and maintained their creativity. However, Brave seems like it was pushed through the Disney machine and rushed out as a summer movie, just to make some money. It did not feel like a Pixar movie or a Disney movie...
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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Yeah I guess I would agree. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Not quite sure where she was brave. More stubborn. Mulan was brave .

I loved the movie but I understand what everyone is talking about.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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I thought the movies was cute. I took a 6 y/o and a 3 y/o and they loved it. The 6 y/o wants to see it again.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
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I agree as well. I think I've been so spoiled by Pixar's amazing storytelling and animation that each new movie has to be absolutely earth-shattering to match up. I had hoped Brave would be a return to Nemo/Up/Wall-E quality and it just wasn't. It was cute, but it felt more on par with Dreamworks-type animation....cute and funny (in places) but not a lot of the depth I associate with Pixar. Oh well, maybe next time...
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #7
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My family LOVED it--myself, DH and DS4. We even saw it twice! For YEARS people have been clamoring that Disney's princesses are not good role models for girls. And while I disagree with that assessment to a point, I have to concede a few things. The ultimate goal of every single princess movie, up to this point, has been to get the guy. Get the guy, and everything is peachy. Even if the guy has been an abusive jerk (Beast) or a thief who has completely lied to you about who he is (Aladdin). Even if you have to drastically change your appearance and give up everything you know and love to get him (Little Mermaid). Brave is a total departure. It is the first time we see a real relationship--with flaws and all--between a princess and her mother. It's the first time a princess's assets are tied to something besides her beauty. It's the first time the goal is not just to get married.

Also, it is the very first full-length movie my DS4 has ever sat all the way through in the theater. To me, that speaks volumes. Especially for a princess movie. (He's usually more of the Cars type.)
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Yeah I guess I would agree. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Not quite sure where she was brave. More stubborn. Mulan was brave .

I loved the movie but I understand what everyone is talking about.
I was thinking same thing, what was bravery about. She rebeled against her mother, not like she saved China.
In a setting like Scotland, I expected something epic, huge, land itself calls for that but all they did cute accents and red hair.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #9
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I really was so disappointed in Brave :-(

Really feel like it is the first Pixar 'flop'..as others have said it is not in depth enough etc.
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WHAT?!?!!?! I loved it!!!! Can't wait to buy it on DVD!!!!!
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I did not see it at the movie, but when it comes out on DVD I'm going to give it a try.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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I loved brave!!!!!

I thought it was an amazing mother daughter movie!

Pixar did an amazing job again!
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