Thursday, 28 June 2012

Brave Review


Release Date: 21st June 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios

Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 100 minutes

Budget: $185,000,000

Box Office Gross: $538,788,207

Plot Summary
Brave is set in the mystical 
Scottish Highlands, where 
Mérida is the princess of 
a kingdom ruled by King 
Fergus and Queen Elinor. 
An unruly daughter and 
an accomplished archer, 
Mérida one day defies a 
sacred custom of the land 
and inadvertently brings 
turmoil to the kingdom. 
In an attempt to set things 
right, Mérida seeks out an 
eccentric old Wise Woman 
and is granted an ill-fated 
wish. Also figuring into 
Mérida’s quest — and 
serving as comic relief — 
are the kingdom’s three 
lords: the enormous Lord 
MacGuffin, the surly Lord 
Macintosh, and the 
disagreeable Lord 

Voice Cast
Kelly Macdonald - Princess Merida
Emma Thompson - Queen Elinor
Billy Connolly - King Fergus
Kevin McKidd - Lord MacGuffin 
& Young MacGuffin
Craig Ferguson - Lord Macintosh
Robbie Coltrane - Lord Dingwall
Julie Walters - The Witch
Peigi Barker - Young Merida
Steven Cree - Young Macintosh
Callum O'Neill - Wee Dingwall

Story/Screenplay/Director - Brenda
Screenplay/Director - Mark Andrews
Screenplay/Co-Director - Steve
Screenplay - Irene Mecchi
Producer - Katherine Sarafian
Film Editor - Nicholas C. Smith
Music - Patrick Doyle


2013 Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature (Won)

The animated feature of BRAVE feels like a Disney movie not Pixar, but it is good and did have a lot of adventure and laughter to keep the audience thrilled and entertained. I positively commend that it had a Scottish flavour as well as the CGI animation, great vocal performances by Billy Connolly, Kelly McDonald and Emma Thompson and the Celtic sound of the music score by Patrick Doyle to help complete this picture.

Clearly, this is the first by Pixar to ever have a female lead since most of the female characters from previous movies are either love interests or companions. BRAVE on the other hand, manages to succeed of bringing young audiences to see the movie, most of them are females and some are definitely Scottish.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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