Tuesday, July 17, 2012
We really expected more...
We both caught Pixar's Brave this weekend, and both proffered the same unimpressed "meh, cute" in response. I probably boosted my estimation due to geeky proclivity for the medieval setting, but otherwise thought the movie started well and fizzled due to no strong narrative drive, instead falling to a pat homily, which didn't fit with the whole fable thing. The animation was up to Pixar's standards, I guess. The whole shebang was bested by the 7-minute short film La Luna by Enrico Casarosa that preceded it.
On the show we got off on insane, random tangents, like pioneering a new young adult book series about teen frankenstein fishermen, the tyranny of tool booths, and trouble with gum machines.
We heard music from the following:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2009 - Mark Mothersbaugh
Mirror, Mirror, 1990 - Scott Campbell, Jimmy Lifton
Return of the Living Dead, 1985 - Various
Who Saw Her Die?, 1972 - Ennio Morricone
Brave, 2012 - Patrick Doyle
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Posted by The Gaffer