Pixar’s Brave 3D (2012) Movie Review


Censor Certificate: U
Watched at Big Cinemas, Hyderabad

Easily one of the most banked names in animation field, Pixar is back with another original story for everyone. Pixar’s film, TOY STORY touched all our hearts with woodsy and emotional toys, WALL-E gave us a story of solitariness and love and its one of my favorite films, RATATOUILLE shown us even rat who could cook; while UP, provided the Imaginative, fun and moving sequences.

Brave after the boring CARS 2 and the well received TOY STORY 3, Pixar try to gets back on track with this imaginative animated story set in Scotland. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Voice cast is perfect for BRAVE Kelly Mac Donald, Billu Connelly, Emma Thompson were just spot on.Animation wise Pixar was good, but failed to narrate it in a interesting and entertaining way. If Pixar is planning to do the sequel for BRAVE please work on girly things, effects and entertainment. Mark Andrew, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi are average. Dialogues were funny and good in parts. Music by Patrick Doyle is fine. Direction is adequate. The 3D is Dark, Dull and complete waste of money, 3D failed to add any real depth.

Survi Verdict: BRAVE is a not so exceptional film. It feels like a mediocre film about your typical underdog that wants to break the shackles of her life that is chosen by those around her. It is really generic as far as I can see. There seems to be nothing special in the movie. At least in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON which was also a story of an underdog you had the amazing toothless that was so much fun. Here there is nothing that would separate this lesser effort from any other movie done by any other company.  On the whole, Brave has an intriguing start but failed to maintain it till the end. It’s not so brave attempt by PIXAR this time.

Survi Review: 2.5/5 (For Scotland Visuals, Voice Cast and First 30 Minutes )

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