Brave Movie Reviews



Release Date: Jun 22, 2012

Genre: Animation

Rating: (PG)

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  • 4
    This was a heart warming movie i loved it and my kids love it too gonna buy it on DVD when it comes out it even made my daughter cry she loved it and i think it a good movie for kids cause it has a good lesson in it
  • 5
    It is one of the best movies I have ever seen,but I don't think it is good for little kids.
    This review was written by my 9 year old grand daughter and she liked it so well we are going again today!
  • 5
    This is the one we've been waiting for! Finally, a Pixar movie about a female protagonist. Yes, she's a princess, and yes, her parents are pressuring her to get married (like every other Disney heroine) but this girl Merida is nothing like the typical heroine: she is KICK ASS! She can shoot arrows like nobody's business and she's a free spirit who just wants to have fun (imagine a princess that doesn't care about meeting Prince Charming!). Pixar has outdone itself once again, not only in the storytelling department, but in the visuals. The computer animation is just stunning. I repeat: STUNNING. The detail is so rich that at times I wasn't sure if I was watching an animated movie or if I was watching live footage (pay close attention to the fish in the river - they look SO real!). I wasn't a big fan of Cars 2 so I'm kinda underwhelmed that that the next Pixar movie, Monsters University, is also a sequel, but the Toy Story sequels were great so let's hope they keep upping the quality. Brave is the movie of the summer.
  • 5
    a very good movie to watch with your family. Especially you mom!!
  • 5
    "Brave" is one of the best movies I have seen in a long, loooong time. I think it has every ingredient that a successful movie should have: an amazing story, compelling visuals, and a lead character that you just cannot get enough of! Having grown up with the Disney princesses like Ariel, Bell, and Jasmine, it's nice to have one nowadays who doesn't want to be a princess but a wild spirit. Merida is unlike any princess character you've ever seen (maybe she's a bit like Pocahontas) in that she's so untamed and so unimpressed with ceremony you can't help but love her. Rapunzel in "Tangled" was a nice but sheltered girl. Merida is the opposite - she's hotheaded and knows the outside world.
    The one point in the movie that I wish were stronger was the whole thing with the witch that helps Merida cast the spell on the Queen. It just kind of seems to come and go and we don't know much about the witch except that she makes a lot of bear figurines. I wish the filmmakers had developed this point a bit more but the movie is still a grand success. I know I will be back to the theater to see it once again before it leaves cinemas.
  • 5
    Another home run from Disney and Pixar. Maybe not quite in the league of "Wall-E" and "Up" but definitely one of the best movies of the year, and easily the best animated film of the year. The thing I liked best about watching this movie is that it really is a 'family' film. The theater I saw it in was packed with parents and kids and teens and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves from start to finish.
    The "La Luna" short at the beginning was pretty good, but definitely not as good as other Pixar shorts. "Brave" is a great story about a young princess who doesn't want to do the things princesses are expected to do - especially marry a prince. She wants to be free and ride her horse and shoot arrows. She ends up getting in trouble because she wants these things too much, but in the end she learns what it means to be responsible and she begins to become an adult.
    A word of caution: there are several bear fights in the film that are quite violent and might scare younger children. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under the age of 5, but older kids and adults will love it. Pixar is the best studio around, hands down.
  • 5
    Loved it, loved it, LOOOOVED IT! Oh, and did I mention that I "loved it"? Lol, no seriously, this is one AWESOME movie, probably my favorite so far this summer, and that includes "The Avengers" and "Moonrise Kingdom". Maybe it's just me, but Pixar movies seem to be like wine: they just get better with age (I'm only half kidding since I don't drink, lol).
    The best thing about "Brave" is not just the adventurous story, the amazing characters, or the breathtaking animation, but the fact that we finally (FINALLY!) get a heroine in a movie that is totally and utterly KICK ASS! Merida is smart, feisty, athletic, strong willed, and hella stubborn. That's probably why she locks horns with her Mum the Queen so much, but then hey, we've all been there (and some of us still are!) I really appreciate the fact that Pixar went out of its way to reinvent the whole fairytale princess genre by creating a female lead who really isn't interested in falling in love or finding Mr. Prince Charming. Merida just wants to have fun - and like Cyndi Lauper said, that's what girls just wanna do!
    Take your mom, your sister, and you daughters - you will have a blast. Oh, and also take your dad, your brother, and you sons - they will also have a blast! Bravo, Pixar, for "Brave"!
  • 5
    Yet another winner from Pixar! First of all, the movie is STUNNINGLY gorgeous, especially the way the hair of Merida is animated. It's as if the messy mop on her head has its own spirit. Though there's much in the film that I will remember, for me the best part was the way Merida was animated. She's not the typical Disney princess - she's wild and untamed (just like her hair) and she serves as a great role model for kids in the audience.
    My kids loved the film (though I think I may have loved it as much if not more than they did, lol) and it has plenty of action, adventure, and fantasy to keep everyone in the family entertained. It's definitely a step up from the last Pixar movie, Cars 2, which was okay but definitely not up to the studio's track record. I know I'm not alone in knowing that my kids will want to see this again within the next couple days - lucky for me, so do I!
    A must see.
  • 3
    Coming after Pixar's first "stinker", "Cars 2", "Brave" is another film from the animation juggernaut that's a little disappointing. Of course, it's hard not to be when you're being compared to modern classics like "Wall-E" and the "Toy Story" franchise. Now, "Brave" is a gorgeous film, and it has some great moments, but it's a little lacking in the story department. Princess Merida (yep, a new princess for parent Disney) is a strong willed girl adept at using a bow and arrow. She's marrying age, but is unimpressed by her suitors. Her mom, the queen, just wants her to get married and be a lady. Merida runs off to the woods, encounters a witch, and asks the witch to change her mom. The witch changes her mom all right. This is a classic Disney fairy tale, and feels more like an old Disney film than a Pixar movie. It doesn't have the surprises that the great Pixar films have had. It also had a little too much humor geared toward kids for my taste. But I'm probably just being picky because it wasn't "Up" or "The Incredibles". Pixar's early films have made us judge everything they make differently. "Brave" is gorgeous to look it and is vastly more entertaining than most of the other animated films that other studios put out. Judged on its own, it's very entertaining. It's just hard to judge it on its own.
  • 4
    I really liked this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The animation was fun, beautiful visually, it had a great message and a great story full of wonderful characters. The film is spirited and it is also quite funny, i laughed a lot of times during the film and that is pretty rare. After Cars 2 I thought that Pixar is over but they proved me wrong with this film and I am very happy they did. The mother-daughter theme of the film was close to my heart and I bet relatable to many females which is great. The film is perfectly paced and very well made and Pixar is officially back.

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