|Brave's third trailer is a wee bit muddled|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2012 22:35|
"No one knows how we came to this land... a land filled with magic. And DANGER."
In case you've been doubting that Pixar's latest is basically Disney's version of a Ghibli movie, then Brave's third trailer makes it even clearer than November's full Brave trailer. Or at least, it would do if it wasn't all over the place.
Family, spirits, monsters, a strong female character - it's all there. But so is a ton of unsubtle slapstick, randomly stuck together with the mysterious introduction in a teaser that may leave you more confused than you were before watching it.
More likely to be a case of over-excited editing than an indication of an uneven tone, there's no denying that each part of the two minute teaser works by itself. The beginning is fascinating, the giant bear looks awesome, and there are some genuine laughs from Billy Connolly as Princess Merida's father. It just doesn't quite feel like they belong in the same movie. Japan's Brave trailer being so brilliant doesn't help much.
But let's face it: who cares if the trailer's any good when it includes Kelly Macdonald's gorgeous Scottish accent?
I could hear her read out a chart of Dulux paint colours and still fall in love.
Read on to see the third trailer for Brave, which will close this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
For more on Pixar's highland adventure, head this way to drool over the Brave poster.