So, if you've at all been looking at film reviews, Pixar's Brave is up on most major sites.
A lot of reviews, "average" being the most common and the median. But a lot saying this is definitely not Pixar's best, and it's extraordinary likeness to another cartoon feature: Brother Bear.
More than that, though. I'm stunned at the amount of sexist commentary from idiot reaction posts that state a reason for the film's lack of "pow" is its female lead. Even if FF13 is a stink-bomb, you see much fan postings and admiration (or certainly lack of any real negative feedback), it feels like a lot of people like Lightning for being quite the action heroine. Kill Bill is probably one of few female-action flicks done extremely right (and on the other end, Suckerpunch sat really poorly with another lot).
I saw the same for some idiot gabbing about Legend of Korra who didn't like, specifically, a "female" lead where he [and to top it off] had an forum icon of Saber from the anime series, Fate.
Sorry, I'm going in a bit of a tangent here, but a topic I think would be interesting to pipe up on and it sorta hurt to see some neanderthal poo-poo women in a lead role. But what are your thoughts?
It seems women are having trouble getting out of a type casted role of being the more dainty and delicate type, like the hit show Girls still kind of hitting common ideas and tropes for women. But no matter what, they seem to have trouble stepping into the limelight. Then in another vein of Hollywood Ageism, Steve Carrel (a man of almost 50) is flirting with 20-something Keira Knightley in Seeking a Friend at the End of World -- how can [older] women compete?
Needly to say, I'm sorry if this comes off a bit bias, and no, I'm not going to be standing outside of Parliament, burning my bra -- but that's not to say it doesn't bug me, and it sometimes feel like women keep pushing their own stereotypes that make it hard to rise above it. Things have gotten better, but it doesn't look like things will get much better from this point, at least, not anytime soon.
(haha, I also kinda feel like I'm preaching to a den of wolves, whom, besides me and a few other ladies here, really are the "little guys" in this).
Are reviews really throwing blame on the movie for its female lead? Granted I only skimmed the meta critic reviews, but I did not see a ton of that. Though I believe you, and think thats rather bizarre. Film critics, though not films themselves, seem to be pretty socially conscious about that stuff, a lot more then game reviewers, and games, thats for sure. Pixars recent decline makes me kind of sad though. They where truly on a role with Up and Toy Story 3. Cars 2 was terrible, and Brave, according to reviews seems average.
Also I don't get the show Girls at all. I have seen it several times, and the characters are not even remotely relatable. I mean that lead characters boyfriend is just a horrid person, it makes no sense why she would give him the time of day, and most of the other characters just seem to be stereotypes. Jude apatow made that right? does not have the wit or charm of any of his other stuff.
This is a long drawn out way of me saying, I 100% agree with you dice