Seemingly steeped in Scottish heritage and tradition (including the Highland Games) to folklore (the willow wisps), no kilt goes left unturned. Patrick Doyle contributes a fantastic score full of soaring bagpipes, harps, whistles, and fiddles. There’s lots of talk about changing your fate and finding your destiny. While it may have seemed like Pixar had their own figured out, I applaud the animation juggernaut for continuing to make feature films starring humans. Even if it seems that every time they do, the film is met with immediate trepidation — with Up being the one exception. The reaction from the screening I attended seemed rather split, which is exactly what happened back when Pixar released their first human-filled feature, The Incredibles. It seems that audiences just don’t take as kindly to animated films not filled with anthropomorphized animals or toys. However, not having those kinds of characters in Brave make it feel more like a real film rather than simply just another animated family feature.
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