Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walter
Review: 3.5 stars (of five)
For the last several years, America’s best movie studio has alternated between ambitious experimentation (Wall-E, Up) and sequels in service of its most digestibly mainstream fare (the magnificent Toy Story 3, the ill-starred Cars 2). With Brave, Pixar takes another shot at the kind of stirring, heartwarming adventure that it did best with Finding Nemo and Ratatouille. This time, it’s as sweeping an epic as possible—a medieval period adventure with princesses and...