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Brave - Film Review

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by Richard Leathem (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Melbourne based cinephile. Fond of food.
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While definitely an improvement on Cars 2, Brave doesn't reach the very high benchmark that Pixar has set for animated features.

Image appears courtesy of Pixar Studios.

The best Pixar films have a complexity and ingenuity that offer so much on so many levels, but Brave is chiefly children's entertainment. The animation itself is of course impeccable, but while one can marvel at how realistic the heroine's incandescent red hair looks, as a backdrop the Scottish highlands don't provide the same never-ending bounty of visual inventiveness we enjoyed in, say Monsters Inc or Wall-E. Nor does it contain as rich a gallery of colourful characters.

Image appears courtesy of Pixar Studios.

The pic's biggest downfall however is the story, the details of which could be written on a small napkin, and probably have been hundreds of times.

Brave has its share of wit, adventure and the obligatory moral to its tale. Kids will be thrilled and its a pleasant enough time-filler for adults too. Its just not the stuff that made Pixar so iconic.

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Why? It's the latest Pixar movie. Isn't that reason enough?
Where: In cinemas everywhere
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