Sunday 26 February 2012

Trailer Park: Brave

Film trailers are released online all of the time, with each week giving us a dozen new trailers to ogle over for upcoming releases. As I don't have enough time to post every new trailer on here I have created a dedicated weekly feature called Trailer Park in which I shall select and post the best new trailer release of the week for you to discover for yourself. The first trailer in the spotlight here in the Trailer Park is for Pixar Animation Studios' upcoming release Brave. Here's the synopsis from the official website:
 "Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate. Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson), massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources - including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers - to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery."
The new trailer for Brave is essentially a short clip from the film itself (full trailers for Brave are available online), but gives a good idea of what to expect. To say that the animation and cinematography in this trailer look nothing short of breathtaking would be an understatement, and whilst many were left feeling disappointed last summer by Pixar's latest release Cars 2 (whilst I actually quite enjoyed it, I do understand I'm in a slight minority here and will admit that it is their weakest film), this film looks like it could see Pixar back on top form once again as the crown jewel of the animated film industry. Don't believe me? Then check it out for yourself...


Did that trailer get you excited for Pixar's next film? Do you think it will be a blockbuster or lacklustre? Leave your comments below!

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