If you’ve been keeping up with your film news lately, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about Pixar’s next film, Brave. It’s starting to gain a lot of buzz and as much as I like Pixar, I’m still not sold on this one.
People are really getting excited for it but I’m still having trouble seeing what the big fuss is about. Sure, it’s an original fairytale from the studio that has given us 12 consecutive hits but still, I’m not fully on board yet.
While the June 22nd, 2012 release date is still about a year away, today we get the first trailer for the film. It gives us a brief look at the world that we can expect to see in Brave but that’s about it. It’s really not much to go on and I’m still not convinced.
Personally, I’d like to see the studio continue with what they’ve been doing so far, films like Up, The Incredible, Finding Nemo etc. Brave looks to be quite different both in tone and style when compared to Pixar’s current resume and I’m not sure I’m going to like that.
Nevertheless, check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).