Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brave (2012)

**Seen on December 15th, 2012**

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Animated Feature (WINNER)

The Animated Feature category has been really disappointing for the past 2 years. Brave is a clear example of this new trend - the film is beautifully made, but really lacks in story... Actually, it's one of the worst screenplays for an animated feature that I've witnessed lately. There's nothing interesting to the story - and the plot, with the whole bear thing, is just a waste of time. It's so predictable, so dull, so eye-rolling. And it lacks a good villain.
But those technical elements are great - the film is visually vibrant, with gorgeous colors, and an adequate score, with one or two ok songs. But that's it - all style and no substance, easy screenplay solutions, an excuse of a film. Too bad for the shining technical aspects.
My rating for the film: 5/10. Oh, do I miss those Toy Story films...

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