With CARS 2 being met with almost universally negative reviews, can Pixar reclaim a little love with their thirteenth(!) movie BRAVE? Check out the new teaser trailer and see what you think...
Well it certainly looks like they're going for a darker, more serious vibe than we're used to with this one. And while the animation is typically stunning, it's hard to imagine younger members of the audience responding very positively to the rather dry tone. Perhaps future trailers will convince me otherwise, but I just can't muster much enthusiasm for it. Or CARS 2. Or PLANES. It may be too soon to call, but with so many other studios producing incredible CG animated features now, could Pixar be slowly losing their status as industry leaders?
For those who want to know more, here's the official synopsis...
"Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late."
BRAVE will be released next summer.
Does anyone else think Merida looks like a ginger Coraline? Share your thoughts with the comments below!