History YMMV / Brave

23rd Jan '17 1:11:11 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* WhatAnIdiot: Merida decides, for some reason, that poisoning her mother with a cake that was made with magic and by a person she has met only once would be a good idea and not end badly.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Merida decides, for some reason, that poisoning her mother with a cake that was made with magic and by a person she has met only once would be a good idea and not end badly. After the witch tries to talk her out of it.
17th Jan '17 11:04:13 PM PaulA
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* BrokenBase: Over whether ''Brave'' is even worth watching.
27th Dec '16 1:08:34 PM Tylerbear12
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** One popular interpretation of Merida is that she's not interested in any of the male suitors because she's [[Main/AmbiguouslyGay homosexual.]] Like everything else about this movie, it's controversial, as it rules out her ''simply not wanting to get married''.



* LesYay: One popular interpretation of Merida is that she's not interested in any of the male suitors because she's homosexual. Like everything else about this movie, it's controversial, as it rules out her ''simply not wanting to get married''.
8th Nov '16 2:42:10 PM wyattte
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** "But mommmm ets jast mah ''booooooooooooooooooooo''"[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/e0/00/b1/e000b175685423ea6e5f755ae85f4582.jpg]]
14th Oct '16 10:27:59 AM Sapphirea2
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** Alternatively, an epic adventure that would have given Merida CharacterDevelopment all the same instead becomes a ''Brother Bear'' reskinning.
13th Oct '16 12:18:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Certainly got this from animation fans for its Academy Award win during the 2013 Oscars when other animated films like ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' were stronger contenders with much more appeal to them.

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** Certainly got this from animation fans for its Academy Award win during the 2013 Oscars when other animated films like ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' were stronger contenders with much more appeal to them. passed over.
4th Aug '16 7:59:43 AM Silverblade2
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* BrokenBase: The movie is easily Pixar's most divisive film, both in terms of its story and its social politics (being a response to the criticism that [[MostWritersAreMale they didn't have any movies with female leads]]). To boil it down to the essentials, it's either a decent film with a well-written female lead and strong message, or ninety minutes of Pixar going "We're so totally not sexist!" amidst [[ClicheStorm modern animation cliches]].
9th Jul '16 5:56:03 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker:

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18th Jun '16 11:44:37 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' argued that the real villains of the movie are actually the ''wisps''. Everything was on track for the royal family to talk their way through their problems before the spirits intervened, and it was only through ludicrous luck that they all survived the resulting mess before ending up basically where they were before the spell took effect.
2nd Jun '16 1:58:26 PM Soufriere
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** The Witch's nature is a constant source of interpretation. Does she only specialise in bear-related curses? Does she twist what the buyer asks for into giving them a bear curse? Some have theorised that she may be TricksterMentor who gave Merida the curse specifically because she knew how the events of the movie would play out. Her appearance on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' goes with this interpretation; she appears to be villainous but it ends up being a SecretTestOfCharacter.

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** The Witch's nature is a constant source of interpretation. Does she only specialise specialize in bear-related curses? Does she twist what the buyer asks for into giving them a bear curse? Some have theorised theorized that she may be a TricksterMentor who gave Merida the curse specifically because she knew how the events of the movie would play out. Her appearance on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' goes with this interpretation; she appears to be villainous but it ends up being a SecretTestOfCharacter.



** Certainly got this from animation fan for it's Academy Awards win during the 2013 Oscars when other animated films like ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' were stronger contenders with much more appeal to them.

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** Certainly got this from animation fan fans for it's its Academy Awards Award win during the 2013 Oscars when other animated films like ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' were stronger contenders with much more appeal to them.



* LesYay: One popular interpretation of Merida is that she's not interested in any of the male suitors because she's homosexual. Like everything else about this movie, it's controversial, as it rules out her ''simply not wanting to get married.''

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* LesYay: One popular interpretation of Merida is that she's not interested in any of the male suitors because she's homosexual. Like everything else about this movie, it's controversial, as it rules out her ''simply not wanting to get married.''married''.



* NeverLiveItDown: Often mockingly compared to ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'' courtesy of its harshest critics, which also featured a [[BalefulPolymorph character turning into a bear]] and was similarly met with mixed feelings from audiences.

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* NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown:
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Often mockingly compared to ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'' courtesy of its harshest critics, which also featured a [[BalefulPolymorph character turning into a bear]] and was similarly met with mixed feelings from audiences. audiences.
** As mentioned above, its Oscar win over ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'', which caused many animation fans to turn on not just the Academy a perennial target for myriad reasons but also Pixar itself (the fact that ''Brave'' came on the heels of the CriticProof ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars2}}'' didn't help one bit). This was the movie that caused people to start derisively referring to the Best Animated Feature Oscar as the "Obligatory Disney/Pixar-Gets-An-Award Award" (or similar).



* RonTheDeathEater: Though Merida is a very flawed person, her detractors tend to exaggerate her faults to the point of making her out to be [[TeensAreMonsters borderline sociopathic.]] Most notable is the idea that Merida intentionally set out to poison or mind-control her mother, despite the fact that she did ''not'' know what the cake would do beyond a vague notion that it would "change" her, or change her fate. Also widespread is the notion that she could have ended the story instantly by simply apologizing to Elinor sooner, despite the terms of the spell being that they needed to "mend what was broken", indicating that ''both'' of them needed to make an effort to rebuild their love, not simply say that they were sorry.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Though Merida is a very flawed person, her detractors tend to exaggerate her faults to the point of making her out to be [[TeensAreMonsters borderline sociopathic.]] sociopathic]]. Most notable is the idea that Merida intentionally set out to poison or mind-control her mother, despite the fact that she did ''not'' know what the cake would do beyond a vague notion that it would "change" her, or change her fate. Also widespread is the notion that she could have ended the story instantly by simply apologizing to Elinor sooner, despite the terms of the spell being that they needed to "mend what was broken", indicating that ''both'' of them needed to make an effort to rebuild their love, not simply say that they were sorry.
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