Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
It's voice acting is better than I had expected, even for the secondary characters. It's plot was mostly easy to follow, but it sometimes has pacing problems. I personally felt that the plot was a lot more interesting than most kid's movies. Its animation was very fluid and stylistic, and its characters were all distinct and had a very cartoony feel to them. It's action scenes were well animated, and were generally fun to look at. Since it is a kid's film, it's obviously going to have some gross out humor. That kind of humor made the movie less enjoyable, and there wasn't very much of it, but when it was present, it was bad and unnecessary. The humor that wasn't gross out was well written for the most part, but some jokes get too dragged out or are simply unfunny. When the jokes are good, they really hit and make up for the jokes that don't land. The relationship between Will Smith's and Tom Holland's characters didn't seem too forced, it had it's pacing problems (like the rest of the movie), but it felt pretty solid. The references it makes were pretty funny, they can be kind of cringey, but are handled well for the most part. I just enjoyed the movie for what it was. I went in with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised with the movie that I had received. It was a spy duo cliche comedy, but it was a nice example of when cliches can be good.
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