Review: Brave (2012)

Brave is the latest Pixar computer-animated movie, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and released under the Disney Pictures banner.

The story is set in Scotland and follows the adventures of Princess Merida who’s determined to defy her parents wishes that she marry the firstborn of one of the other clans. Her refusal to do so starts a feud between the clans, while in the meantime Merida asks the help of a witch with a spell that’s supposed to persuade her mother to leave her be, but turns out to be more of a curse.  Continue reading

Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D (2012)

Ice Age 4 walks that fine line between taking it too far with the franchise and showing us why it lasted this long in the first place and still the best parts of the movie were Scrat’s scenes.

It all starts with him, of course. In an effort to retrieve his acorn, Scrat somehow falls down to the center of the earth and jump-starts the division of the previously singular land into continents. As the land starts to split away, Many, Diego and Sid get separated from their friends and family. Sailing on an iceberg, they try to get back to Many’s family, as promised, all the while trying to escape greedy pirates and vicious sea creatures.  Continue reading