“..You might expect a studio with films of the quality of Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille and Toy Story 3 to be excused for making the odd turkey -
- yet there are still those who haven’t forgiven Pixar for churning out the distinctly average Cars 2 last year.
They’re the studio that are often seen as the antidote to bland Hollywood commercialism – so Cars 2′s vapidity stuck in the craw of critics almost as much as the sudden availability of entire fleets of branded merchandise.
The good news is that the Emeryville-based production company’s latest offering Brave has the feel of a stout-hearted return to form -
- one that doesn’t look like a strong candidate for a cynical marketing drive…”
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