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Old 07-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #76
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We saw it last weekend. My almost 3 yo DS was hot and cold about it. The bear scared him a bit, and the story was a little lacking. Just too direct, not enough other stuff going on. Better than Ratatoullie or Up, but no as good as the TS series. I wasn't a big fan of Up, too sad.

My wife LOVED it however.

And BTW- Tangled is great, watched it again yesterday, just an awesome story, multifaceted, funny, visually stunning, great songs.

All the talk of the Princess and The Frog makes me want to see it. Never have
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #77
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I loved it, I 'got' the story, and I loved how it ended without the Princess marrying a Prince for once.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #78
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I *love* Merida and I adore the animation and characters in Brave - simply marvelous. However, I found the film as a whole to be...meh. I like the *idea* of the story, but I didn't love the execution of that idea. It seemed thin to me - when it was over, I was left thinking, "That's it?".

The characters, music, and beauty of the film, however, overshadow the less than stellar story telling IMO and I hope Merida finds a permanent place in the land of Disney Princesses!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #79
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I haven't read through all the posts here so I apologize if someone has already mentioned this but I think Brave was a good movie but it was just very similar to Brother Bear in my opinion. They could have called it Mama Bear or Queen Bear instead of Brave. In my opinion Brave was more of a Disney movie than a Pixar movie and the upcoming Wreck it Ralph looks more like a Pixar movie than a Disney movie.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #80
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I loved it. I went in not having read too much about it, so I was really taken by surprise by how much of a mother/daughter story it was - that made me cry, especially at the end. The line "I want my mummy back" really undid me. My sister felt the same way afterwards.

I thought it was gorgeously animated and found the story charming and engaging.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #81
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We saw it last weekend. My almost 3 yo DS was hot and cold about it. The bear scared him a bit, and the story was a little lacking. Just too direct, not enough other stuff going on. Better than Ratatoullie or Up, but no as good as the TS series. I wasn't a big fan of Up, too sad.

My wife LOVED it however.

And BTW- Tangled is great, watched it again yesterday, just an awesome story, multifaceted, funny, visually stunning, great songs.

All the talk of the Princess and The Frog makes me want to see it. Never have
Princess & The Frog and Tangled are two of my absolute favorite Disney movies of all time! If you love Tangled..you will LOVE Princess & the Frog! I recommend just buying it...it's that good!!! LOVE IT!!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #82
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I enjoyed it a great deal as did all my kids. Even including my 14 year old son who went along only with promises of popcorn and candy.

I loved that there was no love story there (other than between a mother and daughter). Disney has added a great Princess to the line-up and one that isn't waiting for a prince to rescue her. That's a message I like my girls to see and hear.

All that said, I'd agree that the plot was thin and could have been improved, but I'd still give the movie an overall

I agree with numerous other posters who said that the real gem in the event is La Luna. I had a huge smile on my face through the whole thing and turned to my husband at the end and said I was thoroughly enchanted by that.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #83
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I really liked it, and my DS (8) loved it. In fact, he keeps asking when the DVD will be out. I really like that the princess and the mom actually love each other, and have a real relationship. But it is the first Disney movie I can remember where the princess doesn't end up married at the end.

While not as good as some Pixar movies, it is miles better than others. For example, it is no Toy Story (1, 2 or 3) or Monsters, Inc. but it is so much better than either Cars movie.

The short, La Luna, while cute, was not as good as some of the others.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #84
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I *loved* La Luna
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I watched the movie twice, once in regular and another in 3-D. I loved it! ^^
  • Merida and her family were relatable to me and a lot of fun to watch.
  • The story is great, even though it's similar to 'Brother Bear.'
  • The music is one of the best I've heard. Really immersed me into the setting!
  • Speaking of which, the setting looks very nice and very realistic. Every single detail in the backgrounds felt like I was really in Scotland. It was just eye-popping and incredible! OwO
Overall, it's a great movie, one of the best from Pixar. ^^
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