Tomatometer Watch: Brave
Pixar's 13th animated feature.
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Enter the world of Brave and the tale of Merida, a Scottish princess who searches for freedom from cloistered royal life but inadvertently unleashes a curse across the kingdom.
Every new Pixar film endures enormous pre-hype and post-dissection, but Brave (Pixar's 13th) adds a few more talking points for good measure. First, Brave is a fairy tale, a studio first. Second, the movie has had its share of development drama, namely the replacement of Brenda Chapman (also Pixar's first female director) with Mark Andrews. For those keeping score, the same happened with Ratatouille (that's a 96% movie, best-reviewed of 2007) and Cars 2 (38%, not quite enough for 2011's top spot). And speaking of which, the third point: Cars 2 was Pixar's first rotten movie, breaking an unprecedented 17-year Certified Fresh streak.
So what are the critics soothsaying for Brave's future? Can Merida's aim be true enough to lead Pixar to glory?
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