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  • AlohaStitch
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    Originally posted by Pirate Lover 68 View Post

    An end note (pun intended), I find it so bizarre that some woman on here left the theater because of bare bums in the film. Really? Naked butts hold that much shame? It was a hilarious bit and completely tastefully done. They are in kilts for crying out loud, we already suspect they don't have boxers on underneath, so having them take that material and climb down makes for a great set up of the naked butt joke that follows.

    That scene was one of my favorite parts of the film. I have a number of friends who wear kilts so to me the "bear bum" scene was hysterical. It was wonderfully done.

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  • Pirate Lover 68
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    Watched this last night on BluRay. Loved it, with reservations. I DO think they could have done more with the backstory. Bringing out more of that would have made more sense of the witch, the mom becoming a bear, etc.

    Here's what I loved about it: Merida is a really great character. One of the posts in this string mentioned that it didn't make sense that she didn't want to get married. It made total sense; she had grown up resenting the "having to do things like a princess" all her life, and now she was about to be married off and have to take on the role full time? Of course she didn't want to do that. It was the ultimate symbolic action representing her entry into being the role instead of the girl/woman she wants to be. In fact, writing that even strengthens for me her conflict with her mother.

    I thought the voices were WONDERFUL to listen to. Scottish accents are so cool to listen to and I love that they had I think an entirely Scottish cast doing the voices (almost entirely).

    And it's been said here again and again, it was such a beautiful film to look at. Just amazingly beautiful visuals.

    An end note (pun intended), I find it so bizarre that some woman on here left the theater because of bare bums in the film. Really? Naked butts hold that much shame? It was a hilarious bit and completely tastefully done. They are in kilts for crying out loud, we already suspect they don't have boxers on underneath, so having them take that material and climb down makes for a great set up of the naked butt joke that follows.

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  • clara
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    I want to buy the Blue ray combo pack JUST for the Angus horse even though I don't have a blue ray and will not use the blu ray but I love that horse!

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  • Wild Ol' Dan
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    Howdy Pards,

    Well, I've made no secret of the fact that I loved BRAVE...5 stars all the way in my book

    But, did ya know about the BRAVE-HARRY POTTER connection?

    Hold on to your hat then...you may not believe this...

    Did ya know, for instance, that the voice of Lord Dingwall was provided by none other than Rubeus Hagrid?

    Did ya know that the voice of Merida's Mum was provided by Professor Sybil Trelawney?

    And, are you ready for this? The voice of the Woodcarver Witch was provided by none other than Molly Weasley!

    Who woulda thunk it?

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan

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  • Gone2Disneyland
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    I picked this up at Target in their exclusive storybook packaging. Missed it in theatres and had heard mostly good things about it from friends. Just finished watching it, and I'm sad to say I didn't enjoyed as much as I'd hoped. It lost me when during the transformation, the tone of the story when whole-hog slapstick. I loved the tone of the everything leading up to that point: light, charming, beautiful, accessible. But I felt the tone of the transformation scene went overboard. I also had the same problem then as I had watching How To Train Your Dragon: I'm just not used to teens having that obviously poor judgment skills. It was tough, but I ended up giving Brave a "3" in the poll.

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  • Flickering Bulb
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    Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Make note: first pixar movie I didn't rush out and buy first thing in the morning or pre-ordered. I just... don't... have... the... urge.
    Exactly how I feel. My tweet earlier today: Not really anxious to buy Brave on Blu-Ray like all other Pixar films. It can wait.

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  • clara
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    Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Make note: first pixar movie I didn't rush out and buy first thing in the morning or pre-ordered. I just... don't... have... the... urge.
    Makes me feel better that I felt exactly this way as well.

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  • Coheteboy
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    Make note: first pixar movie I didn't rush out and buy first thing in the morning or pre-ordered. I just... don't... have... the... urge.

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  • wiigirl
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    I liked it...but wish it could of been more...

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  • Queentitania19
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    Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Brother Bear being among my least favorite Disney animated films means Brave was that much worse than it should have been. I'm sure I'll grow to ignore the comparisons upon future viewings but I just didn't care to revisit in the theater like I do ALL PREVIOUS Pixar films.
    That is exactly how I feel. My friends and my husband keep saying "oh, I'm sorry you didn't like it". It's not that I didn't like it. It's that I'm used to LOVING Pixar movies. I usually go see them at least 2 or 3 times in theaters and buy merchandise etc. This movie, I just liked it. I saw it once in theaters and I pre-ordered it mostly because I think my son will enjoy it. I put in my review that it was almost the exact story line of Brother Bear and I didn't hate that movie but it definitely goes in the category of Disney's dark years for me and I am really not used to being able to compare a Pixar story with any other story. I was so excited for this movie and I walked away being just whelmed. Not overwhelmed or under. Just whelmed... which I thought could only happen in Europe.

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  • clara
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    I will be buying that DVD although I wasn't to wow'd by the movie but I buy all Disney movies on DVD so I'm obligated.

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  • Wild Ol' Dan
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    Howdy Pards,

    With Brave coming to DVD tomorrow...take a look at the Box Office results so far...

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $236,274,000 44.2%
    + Foreign: $298,100,000 55.8%

    = Worldwide: $534,374,000
    The redhead with a mind of her own has brought in HALF A BILLION DOLLARS so far...and the DVD will be released tomorrow...I'd say Disney is easily gonna make a BILLION DOLLARS off this wonderful Scottish tale. Easily.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan

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  • Coheteboy
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    Originally posted by Barbossa View Post
    So I finally got around to seeing Brave yesterday. They kinda limited some of the showtimes but last night they had evening shows. I saw it in 3D. Despite some of our members reviews, I really enjoyed it. My only gripe was that it felt like a rehash of Brother Bear, that it really wasn't an original story. Brother Bear with a little Snow White (or other Disney fairytale that has a magic spell). I gave it 4 stars.

    Brother Bear being among my least favorite Disney animated films means Brave was that much worse than it should have been. I'm sure I'll grow to ignore the comparisons upon future viewings but I just didn't care to revisit in the theater like I do ALL PREVIOUS Pixar films.

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  • Barbossa
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    So I finally got around to seeing Brave yesterday. They kinda limited some of the showtimes but last night they had evening shows. I saw it in 3D. Despite some of our members reviews, I really enjoyed it. My only gripe was that it felt like a rehash of Brother Bear, that it really wasn't an original story. Brother Bear with a little Snow White (or other Disney fairytale that has a magic spell). I gave it 4 stars.

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  • ALIASd
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    Worldwide Box Office: $442.4 million

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  • Wild Ol' Dan
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    Howdy Pards,

    As of July 23rd, 2012...

    Domestic: $209,748,406 74.8%
    + Foreign: $70,500,000 25.2%

    = Worldwide: $280,248,406
    Rank Title (click to view) Studio Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
    1 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 4,028 $110,307,189 4,028 6/18/10
    2 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 3,425 $70,251,710 3,374 5/30/03
    3 Up BV $293,004,164 3,886 $68,108,790 3,766 5/29/09
    4 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 3,933 $70,467,623 3,933 11/5/04
    5 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 3,649 $62,577,067 3,237 11/2/01
    6 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 3,257 $300,163 1 11/19/99
    7 Cars BV $244,082,982 3,988 $60,119,509 3,985 6/9/06
    8 WALL-E BV $223,808,164 3,992 $63,087,526 3,992 6/27/08
    9 Brave BV $209,748,406 4,164 $66,323,594 4,164 6/22/12
    10 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 3,940 $47,027,395 3,940 6/29/07
    11 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 2,574 $29,140,617 2,457 11/22/95
    12 Cars 2 BV $191,452,396 4,115 $66,135,507 4,115 6/24/11
    13 A Bug's Life BV $162,798,565 2,773 $291,121 1 11/20/98
    TOTAL: $3,241,022,943 - - - -
    AVERAGE: $249,309,457 3,671 $54,933,678 3,153 -

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan

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  • DisneylandTraveler
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    Originally posted by Wild Ol' Dan View Post
    Howdy Pards,

    Well, it's Thursday, July 19th, and, as predicted, Brave has crossed the 200 million dollar Domestic mark and is headed UP...as of yesterday July 18th...

    Domestic: $201,217,358 81.1%
    + Foreign: $46,800,000 18.9%

    = Worldwide: $248,017,358
    Rank Title (click to view) Studio Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
    1 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 4,028 $110,307,189 4,028 6/18/10
    2 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 3,425 $70,251,710 3,374 5/30/03
    3 Up BV $293,004,164 3,886 $68,108,790 3,766 5/29/09
    4 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 3,933 $70,467,623 3,933 11/5/04
    5 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 3,649 $62,577,067 3,237 11/2/01
    6 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 3,257 $300,163 1 11/19/99
    7 Cars BV $244,082,982 3,988 $60,119,509 3,985 6/9/06
    8 WALL-E BV $223,808,164 3,992 $63,087,526 3,992 6/27/08
    9 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 3,940 $47,027,395 3,940 6/29/07
    10 Brave BV $201,217,358 4,164 $66,323,594 4,164 6/22/12
    11 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 2,574 $29,140,617 2,457 11/22/95
    12 Cars 2 BV $191,452,396 4,115 $66,135,507 4,115 6/24/11
    13 A Bug's Life BV $162,798,565 2,773 $291,121 1 11/20/98
    TOTAL: $3,232,491,895 - - - -
    AVERAGE: $248,653,223 3,671 $54,933,678 3,153 -

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Again... always caution when dealing with box office numbers. Of the $248,000,000 Brave has made in box office gross, only about half goes to Disney/Pixar. The theater owners get the other half. Since Brave had about a $185,000,000 budget, it is approaching the break even point though usually, the $185,000,000 production cost does not include the cost to market the film. The bulk of Brave's profits will come out of the DVD/Blu-Ray sales which remains fairly strong for Disney and Pixar movies (unlike the rest of the home video sales market).

    Charts that reflect number comparrisons with other Pixar movies normally do not account form inflation. It not only costs much more money to make a movie these days, it costs once to see it, thus it is unfair to compare Brave with original Toy Story and A Bug's Life both made in the 90's unless the chart being used adjusts for inflation. Comparing Brave with last year's Cars 2 is a fairer comparison.

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  • Wild Ol' Dan
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    Howdy Pards,

    Well, it's Thursday, July 19th, and, as predicted, Brave has crossed the 200 million dollar Domestic mark and is headed UP...as of yesterday July 18th...

    Domestic: $201,217,358 81.1%
    + Foreign: $46,800,000 18.9%

    = Worldwide: $248,017,358
    Rank Title (click to view) Studio Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
    1 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 4,028 $110,307,189 4,028 6/18/10
    2 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 3,425 $70,251,710 3,374 5/30/03
    3 Up BV $293,004,164 3,886 $68,108,790 3,766 5/29/09
    4 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 3,933 $70,467,623 3,933 11/5/04
    5 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 3,649 $62,577,067 3,237 11/2/01
    6 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 3,257 $300,163 1 11/19/99
    7 Cars BV $244,082,982 3,988 $60,119,509 3,985 6/9/06
    8 WALL-E BV $223,808,164 3,992 $63,087,526 3,992 6/27/08
    9 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 3,940 $47,027,395 3,940 6/29/07
    10 Brave BV $201,217,358 4,164 $66,323,594 4,164 6/22/12
    11 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 2,574 $29,140,617 2,457 11/22/95
    12 Cars 2 BV $191,452,396 4,115 $66,135,507 4,115 6/24/11
    13 A Bug's Life BV $162,798,565 2,773 $291,121 1 11/20/98
    TOTAL: $3,232,491,895 - - - -
    AVERAGE: $248,653,223 3,671 $54,933,678 3,153 -

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 07-19-2012, 02:15 PM.

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  • Wild Ol' Dan
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    Originally posted by awndrayuhh View Post
    I thought Brave was great, until (spoiler alert!) her mom turned into a bear.

    I understand that they were trying to tie it in with her fathers story but it seemed a little too forced to me. Why would the witch know or care that her mom turned into a bear? She didn't seem like a meddling type character to me. And if the witch didn't have control over what she turned into, what was the deciding factor for her to be a bear? This seemed unexplored and didn't validate the story enough to me.

    Also, for Merida to be such a strong and smart character, it sure took her a long time to realize (another spoiler!) that she needed to fix the tapestry.

    This is all on top of the fact that I'm not a big fan of people turning into animals. (The Princess and Frog would have easily been one of the best Disney films of the decade if it hadn't been for all the amphibians. Maybe if she was a frog that turned into a princess or something. Perfect villain though. Wish he was represented more in the parks.) I give Brave a 3.5 out of 5.
    Howdy awndrayahh,

    First, let me agree with you, I thought Brave was great too!

    Now let's explore the story a little...the legend that Queen Elinor related to her daughter...remember? That fourth prince who wanted to be stronger and more powerful than all the rest went to the woodcarver/witch for a spell long, long ago. And, it was then that he asked her for the strength of ten men. She granted that wish with a spell that turned him into the demon bear Mor'du. Yes, the very same bear that attacked Merida's father King Fergus and took his leg.

    The woodcarver/witch, seemed to have a particular fondness for bears as evidenced by her many wood carvings...

    Now all these years later here comes Princess Merida with a request for a spell to "change her mom". She wasn't very specific about it...so the witch created a spell cake that would, indeed change her mom...into a bear. Ahhh...but there was a way to get her back... "Fate be changed, look inside, mend the bond, torn by pride."

    When Merida stumbled into the ruins of the old castle she sees in the shadows a stone carving of the four princes...broke into two pieces separating one prince from the three others...just like the tapestry of her family she split with a sword earlier.

    She begins to piece it all together... understanding that the legend her mom had told her was true...and the spell had happened before. Now it became a race against time...until the sunrise of the second day.

    It all made perfect sense...an exciting story, a thrilling story...in which Queen Elinor discovers some things about her Brave daughter...and in which Princess Merida discovers some things about her Brave Mom, the Queen. To my way of thinking it's a celebration of family...a celebration of the free spirited red-head named Merida...her mom, dad, and three little brothers. A celebration of Scotland...it's beauty...it's history...it's legends. I gave Brave not one, two, three, or four...but FIVE stars all the way! I've seen it three times in the theater so far...and can't wait to see it again! There's magic in those woods...magic in watching Merida and Angus running free...and, there's lessons to be learned as well.

    I found the film to be a complete joy...a celebration of life!

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 07-15-2012, 07:35 PM.

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  • Wild Ol' Dan
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    Howdy Pards,

    Well, as of July 15th, Brave is estimated at...

    Domestic: $195,596,000 80.7%
    + Foreign: $46,800,000 19.3%

    = Worldwide: $242,396,000

    It is projected to be the tenth Pixar film to cross the 200 million dollar domestic gross mark by no later than Thursday, July 19th.

    PIXAR DOMESTIC FILM STANDINGS TO DATE:

    FILM .................................GROSS............ ................. OPENING
    1 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 4,028 $110,307,189 4,028 6/18/10
    2 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 3,425 $70,251,710 3,374 5/30/03
    3 Up BV $293,004,164 3,886 $68,108,790 3,766 5/29/09
    4 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 3,933 $70,467,623 3,933 11/5/04
    5 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 3,649 $62,577,067 3,237 11/2/01
    6 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 3,257 $300,163 1 11/19/99
    7 Cars BV $244,082,982 3,988 $60,119,509 3,985 6/9/06
    8 WALL-E BV $223,808,164 3,992 $63,087,526 3,992 6/27/08
    9 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 3,940 $47,027,395 3,940 6/29/07
    10 Brave BV $195,596,000 4,164 $66,323,594 4,164 6/22/12
    11 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 2,574 $29,140,617 2,457 11/22/95
    12 Cars 2 BV $191,452,396 4,115 $66,135,507 4,115 6/24/11
    13 A Bug's Life BV $162,798,565 2,773 $291,121 1 11/20/98
    TOTAL: $3,226,870,537 - - - -
    AVERAGE: $248,220,811 3,671 $54,933,678 3,153 -
    In "Hollywood lingo" this means that Brave is already in the TOP TEN HIGHEST GROSSING PIXAR FILMS of ALL TIME! And headed up!

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 07-15-2012, 05:39 PM.

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