Scottish princess rebels against her imminent betrothal with un-bear-able consequences.
At this point Pixar had just completely stopped giving a fuck about making appealing movies:
‘Unpronounceable movie about a rat becoming a chef in France’
‘Robots fall in love, barely any dialogue for the first twenty minutes’
‘Film about a country where the people have accents nobody understands, ridiculous and mental plot twist half way through, no recognizable stars’
Fuck you, we are Pixar, we do what we want.
Unfortunately Brave isn’t the unmitigated success that Ratatouille and WALL•E are. That is not to say that it isn’t beautiful in places and actually surprisingly touching throughout (especially the ending *sobs*) and anything involving the marvellous Kelly Macdonald gets my approval.
It remains to be seen whether Cars 2 and Brave are just a dip or the bursting of the bubble at Pixar but there is no doubting they don’t live up to previous releases. When there is still so much humour, fun and imagination on show however, does it really matter? Rob loves Pixar 4 eva.