Merida, a skilled archer, and daughter to the King and Queen, is determined to live her own life. Her mother, Queen Elinor, wants her to take part in the age-old custom where she marries one of her willing suitors. Determined to carve her own path, her actions inadvertently unleash chaos on the kingdom, causing young Merida to learn a valuable lesson about true bravery and sacrifice. Pixar's latest effort 'Brave' feels far more like a typical Disney storyline than one has come to expect from the Pixar people. It's a redemption story about a strong, but somewhat selfish young girl who comes to learn a lot when forced to face the demons she herself has created. One thing to always expect from Pixar is some fantastic visuals and this film is no different, showcasing gorgeous landscapes with livid textures. A few times I even had to remind myself that I was watching an animated film, as some of the landscapes and backgrounds looked incredibly realistic. The story is totally serviceable, with the bad guy vaguely reminded me of G'Mork, the wolf like creature from The Neverending Story, which was awesome. I call it serviceable because there was a lot of things which the film could have explored more, opting instead to focus on this ho-hum narrative. Never getting very invested in the emotional journey of the character, this is a solid film but not one of Pixar's best.
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