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(Huffington Post)   "Brave may not supplant Cars 2 as the worst film Pixar has yet made, but it clearly qualifies as the most disappointing"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 58
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2012-06-24 09:31:08 PM  
7 votes:
If it's Scottish, it cannae be crap, ya buftie reviewer man!.
2012-06-24 09:47:11 PM  
6 votes:

DadOfThree: It wasn't bad, but geared towards girls.... The nudity was unexpected though.


I kind of thought the whole oral sex scene was pandering to the males in the audience. Still, it was arousing.
2012-06-25 12:05:20 AM  
5 votes:

emotion_lotion: Dougie AXP: DadOfThree: It wasn't bad, but geared towards girls.... The nudity was unexpected though.

It did make my 7 year old cry, which is always nice, but I almost lost it during Toy Story 3, so perhaps it's inherited.

If the end of TS3 and the beginning of Up don't reduce you to tears/choke you up, regardless of gender, then you have no soul.

Agreed,


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2012-06-24 11:38:18 PM  
5 votes:

Mugato: DamnYankees: The plot of Cars is about a big city doctor falling in love with a small town and adopting a pig?

I doubt there were any boobies in Cars either.


Lots of headlights though.
2012-06-24 10:34:36 PM  
5 votes:
Give Disney a break. They are still figuring out how to write stories where both parents are still alive.
2012-06-24 10:22:40 PM  
5 votes:

DamnYankees:

The plot of Cars is about a big city doctor falling in love with a small town and adopting a pig?


Replace doctor with racer and pig with Larry the Cable Guy.
2012-06-24 10:47:43 PM  
4 votes:

Trocadero: Am I the only person on Earth who thought the Incredibles was awful?


Yes, and it means that you are a truly bad person.
2012-06-24 10:39:58 PM  
4 votes:

Disposable Rob: Replace . . . pig with Larry the Cable Guy.


"Let's see if they notice the difference!"
2012-06-24 10:30:00 PM  
4 votes:

Disposable Rob: DamnYankees:

The plot of Cars is about a big city doctor falling in love with a small town and adopting a pig?

Replace doctor with racer and pig with Larry the Cable Guy.


In my sexual fantasies or just in the movie?
2012-06-25 04:13:07 AM  
3 votes:

Benjamin Orr: My 10 year old daughter loved Brave... I am guessing she was the target audience and not 30-40 year old men.


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2012-06-24 11:27:05 PM  
3 votes:

SithLord: Pixar is just a cut-rate production company anyway, according to Mack the Truck.


They're just using the same actor over and over.
2012-06-24 10:43:22 PM  
3 votes:

Trocadero: Am I the only person on Earth who thought the Incredibles was awful?


I'm sure there are others, but the minority is significant enough to the point where the rest of us look at you askance and wonder what the hell is wrong with you.
2012-06-24 09:24:18 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-06-25 08:58:50 AM  
2 votes:
I know that arranged marriages exist in any number of foreign territories that this film hopes to make money in (to be fair, some arranged marriages are more rooted in mutual consent than others), but it's almost disturbing how the film utterly ignores the darker implications of such a concept.

Really? Seriously?

You go to a children's movie wanting and expecting to see that film that explore the darker implications of arranged marriages?

You're an idiot.
2012-06-25 01:30:29 AM  
2 votes:

skepticultist: It's not that it takes liberties with realism, it's that the idea of sentient cars just raises so many unanswered questions that I can't imagine I'd enjoy the movie. The trailer for the movie just raises so many dumb questions for me. I mean, why would a world of sentient cars even exist? Who builds them? Why would a van exist if there aren't people who need more cargo space? How come they don't have hands but have tools? Who builds their houses?


Maybe "Cars" takes place after "Maximum Overdrive"....
2012-06-25 12:28:25 AM  
2 votes:
Dear Mr. Scott Mendelson:

If you are going to be a critic of others' works and point out their professional failings, please take a moment to learn the tools of your trade. One important tool is the proper use of the English language.

The word is CANON. Not CANNON. Spell-checking software is a wonderful thing but a wide and varied vocabulary is a must in your line of work.

Good day, sir.
2012-06-24 11:36:13 PM  
2 votes:
popcorndialogues.com

Stop having the Bloom Picayune review your movies.
2012-06-24 10:51:13 PM  
2 votes:
Skipping on Cars because of Larry the Cable Guy is like skipping on Toy Story because of Jim Varney.
2012-06-24 10:15:52 PM  
2 votes:

Mr Talbot: My personal ranking of Pixar movies
Toy Story 3
The Incredibles
Up
Toy Story
Wall-E
Finding Nemo
Monsters Inc
Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life
Cars
Ratatouille

Have not seen Cars 2, but I'm guessing it will rank last or next to last when I do, while I predict Brave will be in the middle with TS2 and MI


You are out of your farking mind, putting Ratatouille last.
2012-06-24 10:03:37 PM  
2 votes:
It'll be a cold day in Hell before I start criticizing Pixar.
2012-06-24 09:54:32 PM  
2 votes:

Dougie AXP: If the end of TS3 and the beginning of Up don't reduce you to tears/choke you up, regardless of gender, then you have no soul.


I sat through all of Toy Story 3 and thought to myself "This is weird, I didn't get choked up once! Yeah, it was kinda sad when they all held hands there, but...."

Then Bonnie had Woody wave goodbye to Andy and Andy....reacted to it?

I exploded! I bawled like a little girl.
2012-06-24 09:29:41 PM  
2 votes:
It's a girl movie. So, of course it must suck.
2012-06-26 11:54:50 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-06-25 11:01:18 PM  
1 votes:
I always thought a sequel to Monsters, Inc. should be a dark movie in which we catch up with Boo, now an adult with kids of her own. The world is on the brink of nuclear disaster, the reason for which is no one has learned to be scared anymore because the monsters turned into a comedy act. Sully and Mike, having forgotten what it takes to scare, go to the Florida Everglades to track down the one monster who hasn't lost his touch--Randall. But Randall has an agenda of his own. . ..

Nah, Pixar would never make it.
2012-06-25 09:16:02 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: eddiesocket: They're not. It's a prequel.

A follow-up project, I mean, regardless of whether it's a prequel or sequel.

Monsters Inc. was a perfect self-contained movie. I see no need for another movie, but I'm sure the Pixar money bin folks see things just a tad differently.


What if they added a breakout character ala Stifler from American Pie? That would be rad!
2012-06-25 12:59:17 PM  
1 votes:

ModernPrimitive01: Trocadero: Am I the only person on Earth who thought the Incredibles was awful?

I'm right there with you. I thought it shallow and pedantic. It insists upon itself.

/family guy quotes aside, I couldn't get into it myself. I wanted to like it but just couldn't


If you have a problem with The Incredibles, then you have a problem with me, my friend.
2012-06-25 12:52:03 PM  
1 votes:
classymommy.com


Mark my words. These child actors rarely last. Merida will be doing porn within 5 years.


/Aisle seat please
2012-06-25 12:51:46 PM  
1 votes:

KatjaMouse: farkeruk: I'm going to stand up for Shrek here. The sequels are mostly bad (Shrek The Third is a terrible film), but the first one was a brilliant movie. I caught it on TV with my daughter the other day and I'd forgotten just how good it was. OK, I don't think it's as good as The Incredibles or TS2, but it's better than some Pixar movies.

I don't know. It just seemed to come from a really hateful place.


Shrek had a good message: It's not ok to denigrate or exclude anybody for any reason, unless they're short.
F42
2012-06-25 12:29:14 PM  
1 votes:
Cars2 was better than cars1 : your argument is invalid;
2012-06-25 12:11:29 PM  
1 votes:

skepticultist: How about I just avoid fantasy movies with inane premises?


Go ahead, just be sure to stay home while you're playing with your poo.
2012-06-25 11:55:38 AM  
1 votes:

loonatic112358: skepticultist: StopLurkListen: What animated film doesn't take liberties with realism? ... For that matter, is there any film, animated or live action, that doesn't? Any media carries with it a million judgements in what to show and how to show it, so even "documentaries" cannot be a perfect reflection of reality.

It's not that it takes liberties with realism, it's that the idea of sentient cars just raises so many unanswered questions that I can't imagine I'd enjoy the movie. The trailer for the movie just raises so many dumb questions for me. I mean, why would a world of sentient cars even exist? Who builds them? Why would a van exist if there aren't people who need more cargo space? How come they don't have hands but have tools? Who builds their houses?

And the thing is, I don't care what the answers are, because the answers would just raise more questions, and any movie that actually managed to answer all the questions a world of sentient cars without drivers raises would probably be really dull.

Look, man, maybe it doesn't bug you, but it bugs me. It just seems like a dumb idea to me, so I haven't bothered to see the movie. It doesn't mean I lack imagination or can't enjoy escapism, it just means that I don't find the idea of sentient cars interesting, I find it kinda dumb. End of story.

perhaps you should investigate this more, 'd like to see what you come up with

Giant factories that run on their own building cars,

do the cars copulate for concept conception

do the new models come out toy sized, or full scale


All of this was fully explained by Tex Avery in a series of shorts involving planes and automobiles.
2012-06-25 11:37:07 AM  
1 votes:

Boudica's War Tampon: Dear Mr. Scott Mendelson:

If you are going to be a critic of others' works and point out their professional failings, please take a moment to learn the tools of your trade. One important tool is the proper use of the English language.

The word is CANON. Not CANNON. Spell-checking software is a wonderful thing but a wide and varied vocabulary is a must in your line of work.

Good day, sir.


perhaps he was hoping to blow you away with his blunderbuss of a review
2012-06-25 11:27:17 AM  
1 votes:

Surool: It is officially popular for film critics to hate Pixar.

I saw Brave. It was a good story. It was fun. It had pacing. My daughter and I had a great time. I will buy it in HD when it becomes available.

Anyone who thinks this is worse than either of the Cars movies is too stupid to be listened to.


Not to mention someone who thinks the Story of a Girl who has to dress up as a boy to be allowed to do anything of consequence, is immediately shunned when her gender is revealed despite her heroics, and once again saves the day only to be officially "forgiven" for being a girl, and then married off to the handsome Prince (who treated her like shiat) so she can finally assume her proper role and "honor her family" by being a home-maker and baby factory as the gods intended, is a "Superior feminist fable" is clearly high on crack
2012-06-25 10:36:33 AM  
1 votes:
Oh look everybody, another Pixar love/hate thread. You kids play nice now.
2012-06-25 10:22:04 AM  
1 votes:

skepticultist: It's not that it takes liberties with realism, it's that the idea of sentient cars just raises so many unanswered questions that I can't imagine I'd enjoy the movie. The trailer for the movie just raises so many dumb questions for me. I mean, why would a world of sentient cars even exist? Who builds them? Why would a van exist if there aren't people who need more cargo space? How come they don't have hands but have tools? Who builds their houses?


It kind of broke my mind the more I thought about it as well. I settled on a Technological Car Singularity in which they replace and then emulate the past of the long-extinct human race. It's the only way that makes sense.
2012-06-25 09:23:36 AM  
1 votes:

tafka: "Mum, mom, mam' for the love of the deities woman, sick to a freaking pronunciation in the same farking sentence!

The should have chosen wisely for the female lead. If they had, the glaring plot holes would have been glossed over by the sheer prettiness of the film.

On the upside, hubby took me out for pizza afterward so the night wasn't a COMPLETE wash!


So, the award winning Scottish actress playing the Scottish lead didn't work for you?
2012-06-25 08:36:01 AM  
1 votes:
There are two kinds of posters here:

1. I took to the movie and they loved it, as it's meant for kids but with enough nuances that adults can enjoy it too.

2. This movie is missing elements that made Braveheart such a beloved movie. I fully expect this movie, made for kids, to appeal to my snobbish yet pedestrian movie going desires.

This is getting as bad as a Politics thread.
2012-06-25 07:41:32 AM  
1 votes:

Major-General: Dougie AXP: If the end of TS3 and the beginning of Up don't reduce you to tears/choke you up, regardless of gender, then you have no soul.

I have no soul, for I wanted the toys to die.


Of course you did, because you're smart. They're obviously possessed by some demon. In fact, Disney/Pixar is just a propaganda machine for the acceptance of demonic toys. Pinocchio being another example. And their parks are full of animated animals from the depths of Hell. They were also probably involved with Teddy Ruxpin in some way.
2012-06-25 04:29:21 AM  
1 votes:

legion_of_doo: Wall-E is very overrated. Great robots, horrible movie. Maybe one of the most overrated movies of all time.

I'm not looking forward to Brave, but the kids want to see it.

IMO, Pixar is incredibly overrated. Some very good stuff (like Incredibles), but mostly unentertaining stuff for Apple nerds. Good for one viewing to say you've seen it, and then back in the pile of stuff never to be seen again.


potato/10
2012-06-25 04:13:57 AM  
1 votes:

legion_of_doo: Wall-E is very overrated. Great robots, horrible movie. Maybe one of the most overrated movies of all time.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Does not approve.
2012-06-25 02:57:21 AM  
1 votes:

Moonfisher: he wants to learn archery.



You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
2012-06-25 01:44:01 AM  
1 votes:
I liked it fine, but the people lauding it for lacking song numbers and too-cute animals need to STFU. Not every movie needs that, no, but there's nothing inherently wrong with it, and I like them. So screw you.
2012-06-25 12:13:07 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Toy Story 2 is the worst Pixar movie.


You are either a very bad troll or a very stupid person. Or both.
2012-06-24 11:47:14 PM  
1 votes:

SithLord: Pixar is just a cut-rate production company anyway, according to Mack the Truck.


Speaking of which, who did Ratzenberger voice this time?
2012-06-24 11:42:32 PM  
1 votes:

flyin1: I went because my children wanted to see it, and I was dreading it based on the previews.

It turned out to be pretty outstanding. If you don't like Irish people, it may not be your thing, but I thought it was great.


Not that many Irish live around these parts; I guess I was blissfully unaware of their reputation for misbehaving in movie theatres. Thanks for the heads-up.

/The More You Know?
2012-06-24 11:20:47 PM  
1 votes:
Pixar is just a cut-rate production company anyway, according to Mack the Truck.
2012-06-24 11:12:03 PM  
1 votes:

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Wait, why am I supposed to hate Cars 2?


1. NASCAR
2. Larry the Cable Guy
3. The original ripped off a movie nobody gave a shiat about until it got ripped off by a movie involving NASCAR and Larry the Cable Guy.
2012-06-24 11:11:09 PM  
1 votes:

skepticultist: I've never seen Cars because a) it looked like a hour and half long version of a Chevron ad and 2) I find the concept of a world where cars are sentient too implausible to buy into at all. I just can't suspend disbelief long enough to immerse in the story. I found Toy Story hard to take because its about inanimate plastic with a secret life, I couldn't imagine myself enjoying a movie with cars that talk.


Well, they make movies for retards with no imagination too that can only see literally true stories, so hey, I'm sure you have plenty of things to watch you don't have to tell us about.
2012-06-24 11:08:16 PM  
1 votes:

Opeth1429: I liked it but the ultimate arbiters, my 3 year old and 6 year old really enjoyed it. Therefore, mission accomplished.


FOR AIUR!
2012-06-24 10:47:47 PM  
1 votes:
My 10 year old daughter loved Brave... I am guessing she was the target audience and not 30-40 year old men.
2012-06-24 10:16:48 PM  
1 votes:

Mr Talbot: Ringshadow: The one that I don't like is Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo just didn't set well with me. I enjoyed How to Train your Dragon much more than Nemo, actually.

Though all bow down before WALL-E.

/haven't seen BRAVE, yet

How to Train Your Dragon is the only Dreamworks one that is in a class with Pixar IMO. Brilliant movie.


I thought Tangled was also fantastic. A pretty perfect 'Disney princess' style movie.
2012-06-24 10:15:52 PM  
1 votes:

Ringshadow: The one that I don't like is Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo just didn't set well with me. I enjoyed How to Train your Dragon much more than Nemo, actually.

Though all bow down before WALL-E.

/haven't seen BRAVE, yet


How to Train Your Dragon is the only Dreamworks one that is in a class with Pixar IMO. Brilliant movie.
2012-06-24 09:48:43 PM  
1 votes:
Cars and Cars 2 have minted more money for Pixar than any other set of movies (including tie ins, dvd sales, theme park, etc). So this movie isn't targeted towards you - that doesn't mean its bad and you'll get over it.

/still haven't seen it - but enjoying all the false outrage over it
2012-06-24 09:42:02 PM  
1 votes:

DadOfThree: It wasn't bad, but geared towards girls.... The nudity was unexpected though.


Wait, what? So does the carpet match the red drapes?

2012-06-24 09:37:45 PM  
1 votes:
If the supposed low mark of your studio is Brave, you are clearly doing most everything right.
2012-06-24 09:36:55 PM  
1 votes:
I really liked it. It's a little predictable, but that didn't take away from it. Looked fabulous, likable characters, touching mother/daughter relationship. Kinda similar to "How to Train Your Dragon" and that's not a bad thing.
2012-06-24 09:35:53 PM  
1 votes:

DadOfThree: It wasn't bad, but geared towards girls.... The nudity was unexpected though.

It did make my 7 year old cry, which is always nice, but I almost lost it during Toy Story 3, so perhaps it's inherited.


If the end of TS3 and the beginning of Up don't reduce you to tears/choke you up, regardless of gender, then you have no soul.
2012-06-24 09:33:39 PM  
1 votes:
It wasn't bad, but geared towards girls.... The nudity was unexpected though.

It did make my 7 year old cry, which is always nice, but I almost lost it during Toy Story 3, so perhaps it's inherited.
 
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