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2012-02-23 11:28:34 AM  
Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?
 
2012-02-23 11:40:50 AM  
Redhead, man.
 
2012-02-23 11:42:10 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?


Scottish, you dipshiat
 
2012-02-23 11:46:00 AM  
"Brave" looks pretty good.

This is how computer animation should be used, not with talking cars or farking farm animals acting like humans.
 
2012-02-23 11:48:09 AM  

capitulating fromage masticating simian: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Scottish, you dipshiat


Sorry, drunk Scots. Is this what is exciting them, because of the Scottish setting?
 
2012-02-23 11:48:20 AM  

capitulating fromage masticating simian: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Scottish, you dipshiat dolt


FTFFark memes.
 
2012-02-23 11:48:40 AM  
Subby is absolutely right, because on June 8th, I am going to see this! (new window)
 
2012-02-23 12:04:11 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?


Old and busted: Hating something because it's popular.

New hotness: Being apathetic to something because it's popular.
 
2012-02-23 12:07:16 PM  

MadCat221: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Old and busted: Hating something because it's popular.

New hotness: Being apathetic to something because it's popular.


Actual Truth: Being apathetic to something because it seems kinda meh.

People that think all feeling about something are based on their popularity are true morons
 
2012-02-23 12:08:18 PM  
I know that Pixar movies are for kids and all, but at least they appeal to adults as well. This one...not so much.
 
2012-02-23 12:11:13 PM  

MadCat221: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Old and busted: Hating something because it's popular.

New hotness: Being apathetic to something because it's popular.


I'm trying to understand why this film is being so anticipated. From the first scene, I'm not seeing it. The opening of "Up" was fantastic. This...not so much. This is closer to the level of a Dreamworks picture.

Yes, I know that seemed overly harsh.
 
2012-02-23 12:14:51 PM  
Pixar makes great movies, are innovators and clearly are a team of creative geniuses...

That being said, watching this makes feel picky about the quality of the humans. Not quite like Andy from Toy Story, but similar. The girl in Brave stands out as more human-like because of her hair. I don't know what it is; maybe I've seen better and/or am expecting more...but I can't block out this perception.

/I'm sure once watching it as a whole story it will be entertaining, just because it's Pixar
 
2012-02-23 12:14:57 PM  
So, How to train your dragon, without dragons? Sorry, Pixar hasn't made the best CGI movie in several years, and in 2011 made the worst one. They've now gone down the road of copying other studios, and sequels. And the only sequel people want, Incredibles 2, they won't do without Brad Bird, who is now making live action.
 
2012-02-23 12:15:19 PM  
While I still enjoy it at the moment, I wonder how much longer the 'arrow splitting another arrow' trope is gonna stick around.
 
2012-02-23 12:17:17 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?


Show me an Irishman that's not drunk
 
2012-02-23 12:19:01 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?


Must be. I'll see it when it hits DVD because it's Pixar and because of the setting. We've all seen the story about a million times now though.
 
2012-02-23 12:21:46 PM  

INeedAName: Subby is absolutely right, because on June 8th, I am going to see this! (new window)


I know I am going to get flamed for this, but Prometheus isn't really calling out to me. But then again, I have never been a big sci-fi fan. I am much more looking forward to Brave.

/Well, what I'm really looking forward to The Avengers
//but that is a whole different thread
 
2012-02-23 12:21:59 PM  
looks like a typical Disney princess movie:

Princess? check

Headstrong? check

Flaunting convention against her father's wishes to escape the locked-away girl life? Check

Mother is alive? Wha?

I guess that's what makes it a Pixar movie.
 
2012-02-23 12:23:04 PM  

Phaeon: While I still enjoy it at the moment, I wonder how much longer the 'arrow splitting another arrow' trope is gonna stick around.


From what I gather it's been a part of storytelling for about 600 years at least., so it'll probably be around for a good deal longer.

/i have no problem with it
 
2012-02-23 12:29:31 PM  
Lando Lincoln

MadCat221: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Old and busted: Hating something because it's popular.

New hotness: Being apathetic to something because it's popular.

I'm trying to understand why this film is being so anticipated. From the first scene, I'm not seeing it. The opening of "Up" was fantastic. This...not so much. This is closer to the level of a Dreamworks picture.

Yes, I know that seemed overly harsh.


The opening of "Up" was great, the rest was slightly above "meh." I'd say that it absolutely didn't deserve an Oscar best picture nomination, but then most of them don't since moving to the 9, 10, 12, whatever the hell ridiculous number of nominees we get for that category are now.

Have they even attempted to explain why that particular category gets so many? Other than the obvious "if we nominate a movie it makes more money, and we love money!" I mean. It can't be the quality, because tons of them are one step (or no steps) above mediocre.
 
2012-02-23 12:30:33 PM  

Critch: So, How to train your dragon, without dragons? Sorry, Pixar hasn't made the best CGI movie in several years, and in 2011 made the worst one. They've now gone down the road of copying other studios, and sequels. And the only sequel people want, Incredibles 2, they won't do without Brad Bird, who is now making live action.


Good, good, let the butthurt flow through you.

In all seriousness, if you thought Cars 2(which I saw, and thought was OK), was the worst CGI film of 2011, you missed Gnomeo & Juliet(saw enough of it to realize how stupid it is), Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil(saw the first one, there was no need for a sequel), and Happy Feet Too(did this really need a sequel?). Also, Cars 2 was the #10 grossing film of the YEAR, though admittedly not the top grossing CGI film, only the third. The top grossing CGI film was Kung-Fu Panda 2, followed by The Smurfs(how the hell did this out-gross a Pixar film?).

Also, Brave doesn't quite remind me of How To Train Your Dragon, really. And I love that you complain that Pixar is making sequels, and in the next sentence say "And the only sequel people want". So Pixar can't make sequels, unless their the ones YOU think the people want?

John Lasseter stated in an interview about Toy Story 2, "We decided we wouldn't do a sequel, unless we thought we had a really good story to tell". So far, at least in this movie watchers opinion, they've stuck to their guns(yes, I thought Toy Story 3 was good. Just please, no more).
 
2012-02-23 12:33:54 PM  

capitulating fromage masticating simian: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Scottish, you dipshiat


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2012-02-23 12:35:24 PM  
I would hope the movie will be a bit more complex than just headstrong girl who doesn't like her position. Also, the scene is kinda out of place. You have a bunch of slap stick comedy and then a very serious moment. It is either a poorly made scene (unlikely) or we are missing a lot in between.

Also, it does not seem like she is going against her father but against her mother. The father seems all for her to go out on her own since they are both making fun of the archers that are trying to win her hand.
 
2012-02-23 12:39:51 PM  

Lando Lincoln: This is closer to the level of a Dreamworks picture.


Though I'm willing to bet the movie is probably better than what was shown, it did kind of look Dreamworks-esque.

WayToBlue: The opening of "Up" was great, the rest was slightly above "meh."




I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking this. The first 10 minutes or so of Up is great... but the rest is just pretty good. You'll notice how no one ever talks about anything but the first 10 minutes of the film.
 
2012-02-23 12:44:59 PM  
Isn't this scene a ripoff from that Robin Hood furry movie?
 
2012-02-23 12:51:14 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Lando Lincoln: This is closer to the level of a Dreamworks picture.

Though I'm willing to bet the movie is probably better than what was shown, it did kind of look Dreamworks-esque.

WayToBlue: The opening of "Up" was great, the rest was slightly above "meh."

I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking this. The first 10 minutes or so of Up is great... but the rest is just pretty good. You'll notice how no one ever talks about anything but the first 10 minutes of the film.


No, I liked the whole film. It was quirky, but very enjoyable.
 
2012-02-23 12:52:56 PM  
oh, and she looks a little bit too much like Jane. Especially the poofy red hair.

www.smh.com.au
 
2012-02-23 12:53:31 PM  
The animation looks great but I'm not sold on the story.
 
2012-02-23 12:54:54 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Lando Lincoln: This is closer to the level of a Dreamworks picture.

Though I'm willing to bet the movie is probably better than what was shown, it did kind of look Dreamworks-esque.

WayToBlue: The opening of "Up" was great, the rest was slightly above "meh."



I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking this. The first 10 minutes or so of Up is great... but the rest is just pretty good. You'll notice how no one ever talks about anything but the first 10 minutes of the film.


Dug appears in the first 10 minutes of the film?
 
2012-02-23 12:57:20 PM  

9beers: The animation looks great but I'm not sold on the story.


I don't think Pixar's ever made a trailer that really gave away all the major driving plot points of the story...I think they like to have people come in and be (hopefully pleasantly) surprised to some degree.
 
2012-02-23 12:57:23 PM  

MadCat221: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Old and busted: Hating something because it's popular.

New hotness: Being apathetic to something because it's popular.


Fark has done the "being apathetic to something because it's popular" to death.

New Hotness: I have seen 2 minutes of a film and can now pass judgement.


Hell, that's been done to death on here too. I can't remember which movie it was, but a couple of years ago there were Farkers who reviewed a movie based solely on its poster. Sadly, they were entirely serious about it.
 
2012-02-23 01:01:42 PM  
Beautiful arrow physics on that last release.
 
2012-02-23 01:03:50 PM  
How to Train your Dragon + Coraline = This

I'll still watch it though, but it must be said, Deramworks surpassed Pixar years ago. Even Tangled was better than UP, and that was Disney in-house
 
2012-02-23 01:04:03 PM  

ActionJoe: I would hope the movie will be a bit more complex than just headstrong girl who doesn't like her position. Also, the scene is kinda out of place. You have a bunch of slap stick comedy and then a very serious moment. It is either a poorly made scene (unlikely) or we are missing a lot in between.

Also, it does not seem like she is going against her father but against her mother. The father seems all for her to go out on her own since they are both making fun of the archers that are trying to win her hand.


That's the rub.

Personally, I've been looking forward to this movie for a while, simply because finding anything in the media (film, tv, video games, books) with a kickass female lead that isn't hackneyed bullshiat (it's still really about rebellion and a boy, and that's all that motivates girls, right folks?) is still tough. I can count the examples that fit the bill on my fingers, and there's a decent number from Pixar, so I'm hopeful.

I'm not an angry feminist or anything, but I like to support it when it shows up. And frankly, aside from Cars 2 (which is plainly a money grab, given that Cars merch supplanted Hot Wheels in the boy's car toys market years ago, wasn't a surprise) Pixar has always pleasantly surprised me. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to this, and odds are I won't be disappointed.
 
2012-02-23 01:06:18 PM  
Y'all can hate on the "girl power" thing. But the whole "I'll be shooting for my own hand!" thing gives me hope that we can recover from "Twilight".

/wants every little girl watching this to remember that moment if she has to choose between a boy and her own wants and needs
//baby steps, people
 
2012-02-23 01:06:47 PM  

stainedglassdoll: I don't think Pixar's ever made a trailer that really gave away all the major driving plot points of the story...I think they like to have people come in and be (hopefully pleasantly) surprised to some degree.


Pixar's never made a trailer that made me wonder what the appeal of the movie is either. Until now.
 
2012-02-23 01:07:36 PM  
The animation isn't the same, but the story is better.
Link (new window)
 
2012-02-23 01:07:47 PM  

capitulating fromage masticating simian: MadCat221: Lando Lincoln: Eh...okay. I guess. Not sure why some people are so excited about this one. Are they all drunk Irish?

Old and busted: Hating something because it's popular.

New hotness: Being apathetic to something because it's popular.

Actual Truth: Being apathetic to something because it seems kinda meh.

People that think all feeling about something are based on their popularity are true morons


Real Truth: Being apathetic about everything, because life sucks, it has always sucked, and if you were not a coward you would have blown your farking brains out years ago.
 
2012-02-23 01:10:07 PM  

Lando Lincoln: stainedglassdoll: I don't think Pixar's ever made a trailer that really gave away all the major driving plot points of the story...I think they like to have people come in and be (hopefully pleasantly) surprised to some degree.

Pixar's never made a trailer that made me wonder what the appeal of the movie is either. Until now.


Really?

No, really? Because Up's was just balloons. But then, maybe you're one of those latexphiles. In which case, I stand down.
 
2012-02-23 01:11:43 PM  
Who's June? Is she hot?
 
2012-02-23 01:11:54 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Real Truth: Being apathetic about everything, because life sucks, it has always sucked, and if you were not a coward you would have blown your farking brains out years ago.


Wow. We went from, "I'm not seeing the allure of this movie" to "I would have killed myself long ago, but I don't have the guts to do it" in a really short time. Good work, Farkers! We're getting really efficient at this stuff.
 
2012-02-23 01:13:19 PM  
Looks like something I'll end up taking all the friends' kids to, but I am way more excited about Wreck it Ralph.
 
2012-02-23 01:16:05 PM  

Lando Lincoln: stainedglassdoll: I don't think Pixar's ever made a trailer that really gave away all the major driving plot points of the story...I think they like to have people come in and be (hopefully pleasantly) surprised to some degree.

Pixar's never made a trailer that made me wonder what the appeal of the movie is either. Until now.


*shrug* Maybe you're not the target audience this time. I know most women and girls are very excited to see it, myself included.
 
2012-02-23 01:16:09 PM  

Stantz: How to Train your Dragon + Coraline = This

I'll still watch it though, but it must be said, Deramworks surpassed Pixar years ago. Even Tangled was better than UP, and that was Disney in-house


I have a deram?

I do sorta agree with you, though. Up was very good (and then got lost in the weeds somewhere between the beginning and end of the movie), but Tangled was something the kids will sit and watch and enjoy. Wall-E was only worthwhile because of the animated robots, and nothing else... it was pretty much garbage. My kids also love Miyazaki, Fraggle Rock, even the Harmony Gold Robotech shows. It's not that we hate animated stuff, or "kids entertainment", or whatever. I just think Pixar movies are overrated lately... except for Toy Story 3, I guess.

/I even liked Cars, and I have refused to watch Cars 2.
 
2012-02-23 01:17:03 PM  
Make with "The Incredibles part 2" already.
 
2012-02-23 01:17:48 PM  

T.rex: Who's June? Is she hot?


No, no, you're looking for a "June can't come soon enough" headline.

/Just like Bunker Hill
//Gotta hold that fire until the time is right.
 
2012-02-23 01:19:14 PM  

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: New Hotness: I have seen 2 minutes of a film and can now pass judgement.


How is this new? That's what trailers are FOR.

I know, personally, after a two-minute trailer, that I don't want to see a movie of Will Smith swaggering. Or Adam Sandler in drag. Or that I HAD to see Inception in the theater.

stainedglassdoll: I don't think Pixar's ever made a trailer that really gave away all the major driving plot points of the story...I think they like to have people come in and be (hopefully pleasantly) surprised to some degree.


Meh, I'll say it before and I'll say it again: Pixar hasn't ever really done a movie that hasn't had a predictable plot line once you've started putting the tropes together. It isn't that Pixar can't tell a good story (they can), they just never tell any particularly original ones.

Their mastery comes from writing, spot-on casting, and the kind of visuals that movies were made for.

minorshan: Personally, I've been looking forward to this movie for a while, simply because finding anything in the media (film, tv, video games, books) with a kickass female lead that isn't hackneyed bullshiat (it's still really about rebellion and a boy, and that's all that motivates girls, right folks?) is still tough. I can count the examples that fit the bill on my fingers, and there's a decent number from Pixar, so I'm hopeful.

I'm not an angry feminist or anything, but I like to support it when it shows up. And frankly, aside from Cars 2 (which is plainly a money grab, given that Cars merch supplanted Hot Wheels in the boy's car toys market years ago, wasn't a surprise) Pixar has always pleasantly surprised me. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to this, and odds are I won't be disappointed.


You and I are on the same page. Yep, it's about rebellion and boys, but on the other hand, when you're dealing with a period piece, you don't exactly have a lot of wiggle-room before you stretch suspension of disbelief too far (where does her motivation come from? To not have to marry a loser; what else would she have to rebel against so strongly?). So, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this.
 
2012-02-23 01:20:34 PM  

minorshan: Really?

No, really? Because Up's was just balloons. But then, maybe you're one of those latexphiles. In which case, I stand down.


The trailer I saw was about a curmudgeony old man and a little boy scout. And the old man decides to tie thousands of balloons to his house and fly away. And the little boy scout gets stuck on his porch while they're flying.

I knew it was going to be quirky but fun, and I was right.
 
2012-02-23 01:22:43 PM  

stainedglassdoll: *shrug* Maybe you're not the target audience this time. I know most women and girls are very excited to see it, myself included.


Okay, that makes sense. Women / girls being intrigued about the idea of a girl winning her own hand in marriage (independence). I can see that.
 
2012-02-23 01:22:47 PM  
Count me among the meh votes. You expect something original out of Pixar, but this looks like a typical Disney princess movie. I hope this isn't a sign that Disney is starting to force Pixar to make more "marketable" movies.
 
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