Thursday, 14 June 2012
Not a review.
This is one brave little movie.
It's an original animated feature,
It's not a sequel of a mega franchise,
It's not based on any existing material.
It's a simple, straightforward, touching fairytale,
In a time where people just don't believe in fairytales anymore
I've always loved cartoons, and Disney fairytales,
And Brave rekindled all those memories for me.
Yes, it's very Disney-esque,
There's songs, spells and even a talking animal.
But it's not your typical Disney Princess shtick.
There's no Prince Charming saves the day shit, for one,
And no bad guy out to rule the world.
Also, Merida ain't no Disney Princess.
Heck, she could use ONE tiny arrow,
And kick ALL the Disney Princesses' dainty little asses.
Yes, even Mulan and Rapunzel.
Merida is adorable.
She's the kinda character you REALLY want to root for,
Even when she fucks up.
She's got AWESOME looking bushy red hair,
That just goes EVERYWHERE.
AND she can shoot a bow damn well.
Oh, and I found the Queen quite HYPNOTIC.
The animation is GORGEOUS.
It makes you want to drop everything, buy a ticket,
AND GO TO SCOTLAND NOW NOW NOW NOW!
Don't watch this in 3D though,
Cos it kinda fuzzies up the beauty of the scenes.
Oh, and unfortunately, it won't be on IMAX.
Something about IMAX not wanting to show any animated stuff
Which is a damn bloody shame,
Because it would have look STUNNING on IMAX.
And I'll bet the 3D would have been great as well.
BOOO IMAX, BOOOOOO.
Has Pixar become a victim of its success?
Have we grown to expect TOO much out of them?
Brave isn't a bad movie.
In fact it's a GREAT movie.
It just isn't what people expect out of Pixar.
Is it because our expectations of Pixar are too high?
Or are we too cynical to like the simpler things in life?
You know what?
I refuse to believe that just because I'm all grown up,
I'm not supposed to enjoy the things I loved as a kid.
I don't want to turn out all jaded and cynical,
Looking at wonderfully simple fairytales like this,
And thinking, "Meh, it could be better."
Or "Meh, it's too preachy" or "It's for kids"
I'm going to watch Brave all over again,
And this time, I'm going to LOVE IT even more.