I think this could
be a Jumping the Shark
moment, but it's highly unlikely. I trust Pixar with novel concepts now. Sure, Cars
was not the best Pixar film ever, but it took a pretty ridiculous sounding concept and made it work. And this story doesn't even soud remotely ridiculous. It'll be good, I'm almost positive.
I showed this to a friend and he said that it seemed pretty dark for Pixar. That's true - and that's why I am so, so excited for this. It seemed that Pixar stories often had their wisdom and power and emotional impact slightly blunted by the fact that they were aimed at very young kids. They still get me misty-eyed, but the staff at Pixar are capable of more than just that - they're capable of making me think
, or making me outright cry. And if they aim Brave
at an older age group, they could acheive that.
"War doesn't prove who's right, only who's left."
"Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future."