Sunday, July 1, 2012

Review Of : Brave

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Just watched "BRAVE" yesterday. (: 

Directed By Mark Andrews

Starring Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

In rugged and mythic Scotland, the impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would rather make her mark as an archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father's kingdom and her mother's life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark ancient curse.


Overall, Brave was a good movie but it has potential to be much better. 

Disney's Pixar Brave tells the story in the rugged, mystical time in the land of Scotland. Princess Merida, the daughter of Queen Elinor & King Fergus, dreams to have her own freedom as an archer but traditions forbids her as she is strictly tutored to be a courtly lady. As she escapes from being wed to either one of the three heirs of the three lords, she journeys to an unexpected incidences that could change her & her family's fate forever.

If you ask me, I think they re-invented the concept of a female hunter from Mulan & also a certain idea (that I do not want to expose as it could be a spoiler) from Brother Bear. 

According to sources, BRAVE was made as a new direction for Pixar as a predecessor to braver, stronger female characters such as in Tangled and Princess & The Frog.  
Which, why many people was expecting more "action" in the movie as it was thought to have.

The story depicted in the movie was good but the plot could have been better written.

Although the film did not much hit the benchmark level of favorable meaningful effect pulled off by Disney movies such as  "Toy Story 3" , "Finding Nemo", "Wall-e", "Up", Brave did manage to create a nice moral at the end of the day. 

Story & Plot as stated; have potential to be brought to greater heights.
Visually, Brave is truly an eye candy from the scenic views of ancient Scotland lands & waterfalls. 
The Music & Score composed by Patrick Doyle is really good. It brought many Scottish instruments to add to the 'feel' to the film. You can listen to some of them here.  

Although many expected more from the film, Brave is worth the mention. (:
I recommend you to watch it on the big screens. I did watched it in 3D, but 3D is Not a must though. 

All in all, BRAVE is worth the watch. It tells a good story with a good moral at the end and visually & musically beautiful. (:

P.S. - Do come early to watch Disney's Short Film :"La Luna" and also there's a short  after-credit scene at the end of the movie. 

My Rating?

Plot : 3.75/5
Storyline : 4/5
Effects** : 4.5/5
OVERALL : 8/10.



Alif said...

Yes, it does lack in storyflow, but Brave was nice overall.

Small Kucing said...

wah high rating wor

Iriene said...

I enjoyed this movie too, quite entertaining but it can be better.
I missed the short scene after the credit...haiya :P

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Alif, Agreed. (:

@Small Kucing, Haha..although I had higher expectations, you should watchit. :P

@Iriene, Yeap. haha, me too. :b

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)