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Brave

So we went and saw it tonight....It was good but not as good as I thought it was going to be. I felt like it was more of a Disney movie, it just didn't feel like a Pixar movie to me. And it's definatley not my favorite Pixar movie or Disney movie although I won't mind Merida being a Princess. Anyone else see it?

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I saw it this afternoon. I liked it.

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Saw it with my wife Jess and I was highly disappointed. Thought all of the funny parts I've already seen because of the previews and think the idea of the story has been ran into the ground. I felt story wise Pixar jumped 10 years behind when they are usually 10 years ahead.

Now.. I loved the characters. just loved them. I just don't think the story did these characters justice. The triplets were amazing! They were my favorite part of the movie. They reminded me of how I love the penguins in Madagascar but can't stand everything else. Lol.. But the difference is.... I fell in love with these characters... But with all of the previews.... It ruined it for me and really wish the story was much more stronger.

I will also say... I liked this better than nemo, walle, both cars, and rat.

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I liked it! I think the reason was I hadn't watched any previews (only read about it). I also like folklore (you can't really call it that but it tried). I was happy with it though I didn't go in with any expectations other than good animation

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Joe and I saw it last night as well. Liked it a lot. We thought the 3D was the best we had seen. The theater was packed!

At first the theater attendant sent us to the wrong theatre room. As the movie started, after a few minutes Joe and I looked t each other and said "This doesn't look like Brave!". Turns out they changed theatre rooms at the last minute and we were inadventantly sent to Abraham, the story about Abe Lincoln. Lwhich would also explain why there were only 5 other people in the theater....haha. We managed to get to the right theater just before Brave started.

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I really can't wait to see it. We're leaving on a trip this weekend, and I'm hoping to see it while we are away.

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Joe and I saw it last night as well. Liked it a lot. We thought the 3D was the best we had seen. The theater was packed!

At first the theater attendant sent us to the wrong theatre room. As the movie started, after a few minutes Joe and I looked t each other and said "This doesn't look like Brave!". Turns out they changed theatre rooms at the last minute and we were inadventantly sent to Abraham, the story about Abe Lincoln. Lwhich would also explain why there were only 5 other people in the theater....haha. We managed to get to the right theater just before Brave started.

We didn't see the 3D version so maybe that would of made it better

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JeffC wrote:
Joe and I saw it last night as well. Liked it a lot. We thought the 3D was the best we had seen. The theater was packed!

At first the theater attendant sent us to the wrong theatre room. As the movie started, after a few minutes Joe and I looked t each other and said "This doesn't look like Brave!". Turns out they changed theatre rooms at the last minute and we were inadventantly sent to Abraham, the story about Abe Lincoln. Lwhich would also explain why there were only 5 other people in the theater....haha. We managed to get to the right theater just before Brave started.

You mean "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?" Ugh, that movie looks really stupid.

I saw Brave today. I agree with some of the comments I read here. I loved the characters, but thought the story could have been better. It didn't really feel like a Pixar movie. For me, it was not as good as "WALL-E" and "Up," two of my favorite Pixar films. But I liked the fact that I didn't really know where it was going.

I was happy to see a strong female character (a princess, at that!) whose main goal in life was not about getting married. I saw the 3D version and felt the effects were very subtle.

I liked the Pixar short, "La Luna," that was shown before the movie.

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You mean "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?" Ugh, that movie looks really stupid.

Yes, and yes! I didn't realize it was a vampire movie, but that certainly would explain the very first scene eek

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We saw this Saturday. Loved it!!! My daughter wants an archery set now......yikes! My husband's side of the family is Scottish so this was a big deal for him. My son wasn't thrilled about seeing a "Princess" movie but he liked this. He thought all the clans were hilarious. Especially the McDuffin's (I think) son whose brogue was so thick no one could understand a word he said. I loved the message of the bond between the mother and daughter. So many Disney Princess movies have the mother being absent. It was nice to see this and how their relationship devoloped. It was very touching. I think it will affect mothers and daughters from years to come. Loved the music too! Merida reminded me of Ariel but even more spunky.

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We LOVED Brave!!

Finally, after all these years Disney has produced a movie about a fantastic mother/daughter relationship. There's nothing wrong with this Disney Mom (well as far as parenting goes) she's not evil, she's not dead, she's just a regular Mom doing her very best to raise a good kid, run her castle, and deal with a moody teenage girl.

I've waited 19 years for this movie! The best part... my kids were sobbing at the end... at least I know they love their Mom.

yay yay YAY!!! yay yay

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Kristen K. wrote:
We LOVED Brave!!

Finally, after all these years Disney has produced a movie about a fantastic mother/daughter relationship. There's nothing wrong with this Disney Mom (well as far as parenting goes) she's not evil, she's not dead, she's just a regular Mom doing her very best to raise a good kid, run her castle, and deal with a moody teenage girl.

I've waited 19 years for this movie! The best part... my kids were sobbing at the end... at least I know they love their Mom.

yay yay YAY!!! yay yay

I do agree....I love the mother/daughter relationship they had in this movie

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I liked Brave, but I agree it seemed more straight-up Disney than Pixar. My favorite part was Merida's NOT ending up living happily ever after with her handsome prince.

We saw it at the local drive-in, so 3D was not an option. But on the brighter side, the second feature was The Avengers, which I can always see again.

Now, as for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. We saw that this weekend, also, in the "regular" theater. My biggest disappointment with this movie was that its plot bore almost NO resemblance to the plot of the book. There was Abe. There were vampires. He hunted them. And that's about where the similarities end. Also, the book hewed pretty closely to actual history. The author took real episodes from Abe's life and then threw in some vampires. The movie, on the other hand, strayed rather far from Abe's real life - too many shortcuts and way too much pure fiction.

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I liked Brave, but I agree it seemed more straight-up Disney than Pixar. My favorite part was Merida's NOT ending up living happily ever after with her handsome prince.

We saw it at the local drive-in, so 3D was not an option. But on the brighter side, the second feature was The Avengers, which I can always see again.

Now, as for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. We saw that this weekend, also, in the "regular" theater. My biggest disappointment with this movie was that its plot bore almost NO resemblance to the plot of the book. There was Abe. There were vampires. He hunted them. And that's about where the similarities end. Also, the book hewed pretty closely to actual history. The author took real episodes from Abe's life and then threw in some vampires. The movie, on the other hand, strayed rather far from Abe's real life - too many shortcuts and way too much pure fiction.

With everything I've been reading... I can definitely say this is going to be a rental for me.... which is disappointing. I was so looking forward to this movie. But I haven't read the book, so I definitely want to see the movie before the book because it sounds like if I read the book... ill be disappointed by the movie... lol

And btw.... Brave reminded me of Brother Bear. I knew the concept had been done before.

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Mase, definitely see the Abe movie first. I think I would've liked the movie a lot more if I hadn't done the book first. (And if you were ever thinking about reading a Lincoln biography, but haven't gotten around to it yet? Save that for after the movie, also.)

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After letting it sink in for a day I've decided that I really liked this movie and I'm going to see it again!

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I'm looking forward to seeing Brave, but haven't made it there yet.

For those of you who have: is it one of those where you can take it or leave it where the 3D is concerned?? I hate paying for 3D and then realizing that the 3D didn't really add anything special to the movie...you know what I mean?

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I saw it without the 3D and think I enjoyed it just as much. There are some scenes that I'm sure the 3D would have been fun to see, but I don't think I missed anything without it.

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I saw Brave the day before I left for WDW. I agree that if falls short a bit in story line, but the character of Merida is groundbreaking. She does not end up with a prince, or even wanting one. I love that new option for girls (and boys too). I am going to seek her out today at WDW and get my pic with her! The music in the movie was good too.

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Just as it had been stated it felt more like a Disney, then a Pixar movie. Possible because of the plot being the Dosney like story? It just felt too "safe" for a Puxar. Probably gonna put it right above Cars 2 but not close to my fav Pixar.

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I think the consensus is that guys feel like this is a bit lack luster and females with moms like it because they can identify with it. And nothing wrong with that. Smile

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Mase wrote:
females with moms like it because they can identify with it

As far as I know most all females (and males for that matter) have Moms. We're one of those things you can't really live without. You may lose your Mom at some point in time, but she was still yours for better or worse. wink

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Kristen K. wrote:
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females with moms like it because they can identify with it

As far as I know most all females (and males for that matter) have Moms. We're one of those things you can't really live without. You may lose your Mom at some point in time, but she was still yours for better or worse. wink

Can't agree more, Kristen! We saw it this afternoon and I was crying my eyes out for a good chunk of time. I lost my mom at Merida's age, so the entire relationship and them needing each other struck a wonderful emotional chord. The familial bond reminded me of The Incredibles, Up, and Toy Story as well, it's a theme that Pixar handles wonderfully.

Also, we got way too excited when we spotted the Pizza Planet truck! yay

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
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females with moms like it because they can identify with it

As far as I know most all females (and males for that matter) have Moms. We're one of those things you can't really live without. You may lose your Mom at some point in time, but she was still yours for better or worse. wink

Can't agree more, Kristen! We saw it this afternoon and I was crying my eyes out for a good chunk of time. I lost my mom at Merida's age, so the entire relationship and them needing each other struck a wonderful emotional chord. The familial bond reminded me of The Incredibles, Up, and Toy Story as well, it's a theme that Pixar handles wonderfully.

Also, we got way too excited when we spotted the Pizza Planet truck! yay

Where was the pizza planet truck?

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Kristen K. wrote:
Mase wrote:
females with moms like it because they can identify with it

As far as I know most all females (and males for that matter) have Moms. We're one of those things you can't really live without. You may lose your Mom at some point in time, but she was still yours for better or worse. wink

Very true, but you could be adopted and even though you may still... May not know your mom and have that type of connection to understand. Or mom passed and left with a father.

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Jess wrote:
The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Mase wrote:
females with moms like it because they can identify with it

As far as I know most all females (and males for that matter) have Moms. We're one of those things you can't really live without. You may lose your Mom at some point in time, but she was still yours for better or worse. wink

Can't agree more, Kristen! We saw it this afternoon and I was crying my eyes out for a good chunk of time. I lost my mom at Merida's age, so the entire relationship and them needing each other struck a wonderful emotional chord. The familial bond reminded me of The Incredibles, Up, and Toy Story as well, it's a theme that Pixar handles wonderfully.

Also, we got way too excited when we spotted the Pizza Planet truck! yay

Where was the pizza planet truck?

It was the silliest of cameos so far. There was a carving of the truck in the witch's shop.

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
Jess wrote:
The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Mase wrote:
females with moms like it because they can identify with it

As far as I know most all females (and males for that matter) have Moms. We're one of those things you can't really live without. You may lose your Mom at some point in time, but she was still yours for better or worse. wink

Can't agree more, Kristen! We saw it this afternoon and I was crying my eyes out for a good chunk of time. I lost my mom at Merida's age, so the entire relationship and them needing each other struck a wonderful emotional chord. The familial bond reminded me of The Incredibles, Up, and Toy Story as well, it's a theme that Pixar handles wonderfully.

Also, we got way too excited when we spotted the Pizza Planet truck! yay

Where was the pizza planet truck?

It was the silliest of cameos so far. There was a carving of the truck in the witch's shop.

Ok that was what I was thinking

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I loved Brave! ...but now I want a horse and crazy big red hair. biggrin

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LOTs of Merida dolls bought here at the World yesterday. Seems nearly every register I passed had a purchase going on. Makes me want one. Do you have to have a kid mickey under 10 to have toys?

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disneydoc wrote:
Do you have to have a kid mickey under 10 to have toys?

Nope, go ahead and buy what you want!