Almost all of Pixar’s movies have been winners in my mind. At their best, they are intelligent, beautiful and capable of tying my heart in knots. To me, they are American culture at its best. Where other animation studios think they need to fill their films with toilet humor, body noises and crude double entendres to attract their audiences, Pixar’s offerings have been a cut above. Not that they are immune to that stuff, but the elements of poor taste tend to be minimal and more subtle. They are capable of infusing juvenile settings (e.g., super heroes) with unexpected depth. There is little that is morally offensive.
The trailers for the upcoming “Brave”, unfortunately, seem discouraging. There’s apparently some guy mooning others. There’s the stereotypical repressed-girl-who-needs-to-be-free setup. Where’s the depth? Who do they think they are, Dreamworks? Granted, people have cautioned that Pixar’s trailers seldom convey the essence of their movies. I do hope Pixar comes through with a movie deserving of the Pixar label.
What are your expectations?