Would you believe I almost had the worst experience watching that film, and missed a good chunk of Paperman, because I had to complain? You see, I don't see how this happened, but the 3-D was screwed up. The depth was reversed so the background popped out from the foreground. I never saw that before, and trust me... I almost got a seizure from the Monsters Inc trailer as a result. If I didn't say anything, I'd have seen the movie the wrong way and hated the experience and walked out. And as I've often said, 3-D is best for CGI movies. Brave was trying as hard not to be a Disney princess film as possible. It felt more like a fairy tale than the others, and they went for a "she doesn't find her prince" ending. I commend them for that, and refusing the Disney Princess formula. Unfortunately, it's that formula that usually works. This movie's main audience are those who were turned off by that formula (and I kinda am), and it worked best for them. There was something very big missing from the film, but I don't know what it is. The only real villain was a bear, and while he was established as a threat, he didn't come off as much of a big bad as he could have. And it needed a LOT more witch. Something tells me if this exact story was independently animated and released by a different company, people would have given it a little more respect. But because it's Pixar, people probably wanted it to be deeper and cuter. Personally, I'm glad it was a change from the usual "cute thing learns a lesson" movie, and also glad that it was the first not sequel since Up... but it didn't really out shine itself like Pixar films tend to do.