Written April 19, 2015
My husband and I went to Brave with our 14 year old son and 15 year old daughter. We all liked the film a lot! My son was moved to tears and recognized his connection with the mother and daughter in the film. We discussed this and other aspects of the movie through dinner.
The technology was gorgeous and the 3D version was done exceedingly well. Our family always stays to the very end and we were rewarded with a final joke with the broom and the crow, plus the announcement of dozens and dozens (and dozens!) of "productions babies" born during the making of Brave. We all walked out laughing. Nice!
Written November 27, 2015
SO good. The story was fun and fast, the animation was awesome as always. Really loved it
Perfect afternoon surprise from mom. Took my 7 year old and he loved it
Written October 06, 2015
I enjoyed the Pixar animation immensely. The flow of the heroine's wild, red hair was so realistic. The depiction of the animals, especially Angus, the girls's horse, come so close to filmed images that is lends to the realism of the story and excitement of the imagery. Of course since the animals, bears, horses,etc. are cgi productions, it allows for imposing human expressions upon them. I think that children over 14 may be too old to enjoy the movie as much as younger kids, but us 50ish kids at heart can revel in the action and visual feast.
Written November 29, 2015
Took granddaughter and grandson to see this movie. We all loved the movie. Pixar - great job. Would highly recommend movie. Some scary previews for younger children, however.
Written October 07, 2015
I really wanted to like this movie more than I did. My daughter and I were so excited to see it together. Although visually stunning, the story was a big let-down. Pixar has always delivered a great story, rich with dialogue both spoken (Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo) and unspoken (Wall-E) and relational complexities (Toy Stories) but Elinor and Merida's mother-daughter struggle felt very flat. I didn't like either of them very much and therefore didn't care about them in the end. The whole Brother Bear redux felt lazy and uninspired. When I left the theater I felt like Pixar had wasted the opportunity of this beautiful film; it should have been so much more than it was.