I think a major problem with the criticism of Brave is that it unfairly gets compared the rest of Pixar’s brilliance. If I were to compare Brave to Pixar’s best films, it certainly would seemk shitty. And as I would right now actually compare it to the rest of Pixar’s stuff, I would wholeheartedly say that Brave is a lesser work from the studio. But judged on its own…?
I went to a screening of all the Academy Award nominated short films over the weekend. It was a great showcase of different animation styles and storytelling. I think I’m going to have to start doing this every year. Here’s a rundown of the cool little films (none of which were more than 15 minutes) that I saw:
I thought of doing this pretty much as a pointless exercise to see what I would actually do in a completely hypothetical situation (also because I was bored and felt like it), but I wondered this scenario:
I saw 76 films that were released in 2011. I think that’s more than usual. The last two years it was in the 50′s. Anyway, as I like to do, I’ve ranked them in order of awesomeness. If any of the grades are different than the original score I gave them, that’s because I’ve probably watched them again since and given them an updated value. Or I’ve just had time to think about them more, and changed my mind a little bit. Yes, I can do that if I want. Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh.
It’s less about the racing than it is about dealing with a moron for a friend.