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Movie Review – Monsters University

Completely uncalled-for prequel delivers the Pixar charm in effortless bucket-loads, heaps of wry, laugh-out-loud humor and some fudged morals about not trying to fit into bigger boots than you want (I guess); the film is a dazzlement of animation and storytelling, and although it lacks the overall charm of the original, Monsters Inc, I for one was glad to take a trip back with Mike and Sully. While some may lament the fact that Pixar is treading the all-too-easy option of prequels and sequels, it matters little to me as long as they continue to put out top quality films like this.

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Movie Review – Brave

Brave lacks the classic Pixar touch – it’s nowhere near as memorable as Monsters Inc or Toy Story, for example – but is an entertaining film in its own right. There’s a sense of unoriginal motivation within the framework of the narrative, and a couple of the plot points can be seen coming from a mile away (which is a sad day for Pixar, who’re usually so clever at this kind of thing) but as a film, it’s still exceptionally magnificent. No, it’ll lack the classic status of past Pixar alumni, and I doubt the re-watch factor is going to be as high as, say, Toy Story 3, but Brave rises above most of the dreck from Hollywood’s stable of stars to deliver a rousing, magical, often scary – and yet flawed – animated feature that just doesn’t quite cut it by comparison.

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Movie Review – Ratatouille

Superbly entertaining animated film, directed by Brad “The Iron Giant” Bird and animated so beautifully that not a frame of this elegant film is anything less than perfection. With a cracking story, great characters, and an obvious love of the subject matter, this is most definitely one of the best animated films ever made. Period. This is why animated films continue to amaze us. For results like this.