Rated PG · 100 minutes · 2012

Adventure, Animated, Comedy
Pixar, it appears, is resting on its laurels. An amazing run featuring some of the finest animation ever produced—Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and Toy Story 3, only interrupted by the average Cars—has started to slow down. First was the even blander Cars sequel, and now Pixar unfurls Brave, which lacks most of the traditions that had set Pixar apart. The story of a rebellious princess is not very aptly told; the animation is nothing special; the songs are awful; and there aren’t many memorable things about the subplots or supporting characters. This could be anybody’s animated movie. Brave is OK, and it definitely provides a powerful message for young girls (an audience often overlooked by animation), but just because its heart is in the right place doesn’t make Brave anything to write home about.

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Official Site: disney.go.com/brave/?cmp=wdsmp_brv_url_dcombrave#/home
Director: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Producer: Katherine Sarafian and John Lasseter
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane



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Default Brave (PG) 06/18/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte Brave: Too timid for its own good Rating: **1/2 by Matt Brunson 06/22/2012
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Charleston City Paper Brave explores the struggle between mothers and daughters At first glance, it looked like Pixar was about to do the unthinkable: Brave was going to stick us with another variation on the "Rudolph plot." by Scott Renshaw 06/20/2012
The Coast Halifax Brave Funny and heartwarming, Brave is a refreshing take on the princess tale by Molly Segal 06/21/2012
Memphis Flyer At Last, a Lass Pixar finally features a girl but doesn't give her quite the movie she deserves. by Chris Herrington 06/21/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Wouldn't it be motherly: Brave It's likely no surprise to anyone who's seen a Pixar movie that Brave is gorgeous to behold. by Scott Renshaw 06/20/2012

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