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We went to see Brave on opening weekend and enjoyed it very much. What we have noticed is a lot of the Pixar-Disney movies have a lesson or meaning to them. I believe Disney does a great job showing children life lessons.
Brave like most Disney movies, is well written and entertaining. And of course there is a 20 second clip after all of the credits.
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First Pixar film I skipped in theaters. My favorite You Tube reviewer says the film drastically changes 30 minutes in, and he didn't enjoy it ( I agree with him on pretty much everything ).
I thought it was amazing!
Wow Dom – because someone somewhere said something, you will skip a movie???? That is now way to live…. It is nothing like it looks in the previews – which is what makes it so enjoyable..
Have a nice day! Or Don’t have a nice day because someone on YouTube did not say have a nice day.. hahahha
The movie seemed dumb since the recent trailers. Did you ever think I didn't wanna see it?
Seriously, Pixar did good with hiding the main storyline in the previews. Don't judge the movie because of a reviewer like I did! It was a pleasant suprise and a great addition to the Pixar line-up!
From David L.
Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Movies like this are among the few that I take the time to see opening weekend. Boy it was worth it! La Luna was neat. I loved the mimicking and the boy's triumph over the big star. Brave was one of the best Pixar films. I didn't think the story was too predictable like many critics have stated, but I go to a movie to enjoy it, not to try to predict what's coming next every step of the way. The witch was great with her "woodcarving" and crow, but the relationship between the Queen and Merida was amazing. The triumph through mending what was torn was a powerful way for the film to progress.
Overall, one of my favorite Pixar films. Go see it!!!
Dom – you said someone on Youtube said it was bad.. Therefore why would I think you did or did not desire to see this movie?
If you base your experiences of other people’s experiences – you will miss out on many things you might enjoy.
Going now I'll get back to you.
I don't want to see it, END OF DISCUSSION.
Merida is at Disney World by the castle, in case anyone was interested in how this thread affects theme parks.
I thought Brave was a very mature and unique take from previous Pixar movies. It may not be as compelling as a fairy tale from mack daddy Disney, but for Pixar's first, I'd definitely recommend it. Again, Pixar provides a strong message that kids and adults should take heed of. Mediocre reviews or not, this movie is a very good comeback from last year's Cars 2. In regards to theme parks, Brave holds a perfect oppurtunity for a new dark ride.
Movie is horrible, Halfway through the movie I asked my dad if we could leave. He was happy that I asked to leave. One of the worst Pixar Disney movies ever. It was just plain stupid.
I've heard it appeals way more to girls and moms than boys and fathers
Even then, it can't be worse than Cars 2...
I must be the only one who enjoyed Cars 2...
I haven't bothered to see Cars 2 yet, but considering Cars (the original) was one of the weakest Pixar movies at it's time (it still is), a sequel that doesn't even have a message to go along with it means that it can't be very good.
Considering Andy doesn't wanna see Cars 2 and I don't want to see Brave, anyone else wanna join the club of not seeing one or more PIXAR films? ;)
From Jay R.
Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM
I liked it, had a How To train Your Dragon vibe to it.
I think it this were a Dreamworks film, the reception would probably be higher.
But Pixar films are held in such high regards, that even a "good Pixar film" can seem like a disappointment.
That said, everyone is welcome to their own opinion :-)
I actually liked the original Cars, but I don't like Finding Nemo. To me that's last on Pixars list.
And Bryce, yeah the previews kept the storyline a secret, but that Brave merchandise that was released in retail outlets sure didn't, haha. There was quite a few products that pretty much spoiled some stuff, LOL
It's a pretty great movie. True, it's aimed more at females, but the kids I know and work with all seem to love it, both girls and boys. I liked it, though won't consider it one of Pixars greatest.
It's true, the previews and trailers hide the story well, which I appreciate. I don't think the movie changes or goes where people weren't expecting it. People with a good eye could have added up the number of bears and little brothers to guess where the story would go.
Will it get a ride? A sequel? Lots of merchandise? Permanent character meet and greet? Probably not, but it's still a good movie.
I put this movie in the same realm as Ratatouille. I completely enjoyed it, yet I know it won't be a huge hit with a lot of people, and won't get the merchandise sales like Cars or Cars 2. Personally, I feel that those two are the weakest Pixar films. Doesn't mean I don't enjoy those two either, but despite my love for country music, classic cars, and spy films, neither movie exceeded my expectations like Monsters, Nemo, Wall-E, or even Ratatouille.
Sure, it's not the greatest Pixar film, but it's not "terrible" or "boring" like some people make it out to be. If you want either terrible or boring, then just look at anything from Michael Bay, or that Abe Lincoln movie, or Battleship... but that's a completely different conversation.
It's so boring I left the movie. I have never walked out on a movie.
^^Trans4mers and Ninja Turtles are going to be the greatest films ever, take that back! (sarcasm)
What Jay said is the truth. Because it's Pixar, it has higher standards. It is a good movie, but one of the worst that Pixar has made. Relative to Madagascar 3(the latest Dreamworks movie), Brave is amazing. Compared to Finding Nemo, Toy Story, or the Incredibles, it doesn't have that special Pixar touch.
I have to say, I'm surprised by some of the negative reception by some viewers. Here I was thinking Cars 2 was Pixar's most hated film.
For me, Brave is a good movie, but it's not among Pixar's best. La Luna has a lot of imagination. Monsters University's teaser is very funny.
From Jay R.
Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:59 PM
James I don't think Brave is the most hated, but coming DIRECTLY after Cars 2, which was disappointing, I just think people were expecting a lot MORE from Brave.
When you look at the major critic reviews, many of them are positive reviews, but there's that hint of disappointment. Even the negative reviews don't slam it.
This is Pixar's first fairy tale & from that standpoint, it's pretty standard.....which for Pixar doesn't gel with what they've done in the past.
Their films were always clever & presented some original ideas. Toy Story, Walle E, Rat, Up, etc. were all whimsical, creative, stories that you didn't see all the time.
Brave is a fairy tale, with a headstrong princess, a witch, magic, etc. Pretty standard stuff....even the later generations of disney princess are all headstrong.
So as a stand alone film, I don't think people hate Brave, I just get the feeling it wasn't different enough....in a Pixar way.
It was really good. I actually see a decent thrill ride.
I always knew that Pixar would hit the ceiling some day since it is impossible to make masterpieces or great films forever -- they did so with Cars 2 -- and Brave has a good story but it is not as original or clever as the other ones. Pixar just elevated the bar so high that even for them it is too hard to reach. Nevertheless, Pixar still is much better than Dreamworks Animation.
I have faith in Monsters University. It's been 11 years since Monsters Inc., and look what happened with Toy Story: The best of the whole trilogy. Some may argue, but either 1 or 3 was the best.
Best Pixar Movie:
If I were ranking Pixar films it would be like this:
1. Toy Story 3
2. Toy Story
3. The Incredibles
4. Monsters Inc.
6. Toy Story 2
9. Finding Nemo
10. Tie between Ratatouille and Cars 2
12. A Bugs Life ( keep in mind I haven't watched this in about 8 years)
^You forgot Toy Story 2. ;)
In regards to Monsters University, I have mixed feelings. Maybe it's due to my general dislike towards prequels, maybe I was just hoping for an actual sequel. Regardless, I see another entertaining film from Pixar and this is the perfect oppurtunity to put in the Monster's Inc Coaster at Hollywood Studios. Win-win
DEAR GOD OF ALL GODS, put Monsters Inc. in at DHS.
But seriously, I would be kind of disappointed if DHS got Cars Land. I feel like it belongs at DCA. The best thing for DHS would certainly be Monsters Inc. (if DHS even gets any love....)
Fixed it, thanks James.
From James Rao
Posted June 27, 2012 at 3:45 AM
Saw it last night. Beautiful looking film, some of the best CGI I have ever seen in a cartoon. The lush scenery and backgrounds actually make the film worth seeing in 3D.
Overall I enjoyed BRAVE and feel it is definitely worthy of the Pixar moniker. For those on the fence, just go see it and judge for yourself. Never trust a critic.
From Jay R.
Posted June 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Is there a monsters inc attraction at disney hollywood studios?
Zack, we got that you walked out. Of course, you shouldn't judge a movie until you see all of it.
1. Finding Nemo (great storytelling)
2. Toy Story 3 (Pixar's darkest movie)
3. Ratatouille (I love the French cuisine; need to say more?)
4. WALL-E (great concept!)
5. Up (what a beautiful movie! And those balloons!)
6. Toy Story (first reaction was WOW!)
7. The Incredibles (a lesson on how to make action movies)
8. Monsters Inc. (imagination + heart = a winner)
9. Cars (not a great story but wonderful characters)
10. Toy Story 2 (imagination galore)
11. Brave (good movie but not brave enough to be cutting edge)
12. A Bug's Life (the bloopers are pure genius)
13. Cars 2 (more DreamWorks than Pixar)
Jay, there's been a coaster rumored for years.
From Amy Smith
Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM
I saw Brave at the midnight premiere at Downtown Disney. Just in 2D so we didn't have to line up for hours before like the ETX and 3D theaters did, which was nice since we could point and laugh at all the tired and cranky people as we walked to our seats 15 minutes before showtime. :)
I like La Luna and I absolutely loved Brave. I thought it was great that for once the princess didn't end up married to or rescued by a prince at the end. I also enjoyed the antics of the triplets.
I went with two friends - guy and girl. The girl loved it, the guy thought it was only okay. I think this was very much a girl's movie with all the mother-daughter bonding going on. I also don't see anything wrong with Pixar making a girl movie since I was forced to sit through Cars for my guy friends.
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