Brave is rarely boring but rarely engrossing, a trifling piffle that fails as art and nearly fails at entertainment as well. It may not supplement Cars 2 as the worst film Pixar has yet made, but it clearly qualifies as the most disappointing.
Puss in Boots 3D is about what you'd expect -- a two-dimensional comedy shown with technology to make you believe you're seeing something you're not. And one of the things you're not seeing -- or, rather, hearing -- is witty dialogue.
It's clear that moviegoers can't get enough of Cars 2. However, one wonders if this Pixar franchise would have been as successful if John Lasseter and Co. had gone with the studio's initial concept for this animated feature.
If you're sick of high movie prices due to 3D movies, sorry, it's only going to get worse. During our Real Time Conversation on the What's Trending live show, Avatar producer Jon Landau said that 3D isn't over: It's just beginning.
To the surprise of no one, a Pixar picture topped the box office in its debut weekend, making it 12/12 since 1995. Cars 2 weathered some surprisingly savage reviews to still debut with $68 million over the weekend.