AgentHelix wrote:Pretty much. This is Pixar's most mature, outright artistic film.
I'm actually kind of worried about that. I mean, the strain of this progressively sophisticated storytelling being latched their family friendly content is starting to show. I mean the common thread I'm hearing here is "Incredible movie, but the kids weren't as interested." and the handful of bad reviews for the movie are basically along the lines of, "Actually, this was pretty good, but they could have taken it so much further."
Like was mentioned, no other animation studio has pushed for sophisticated storytelling more than Pixar, but there's only so far you can go and stil be 'family friendly' and it sounds like they may have reached that point. So now what?
When it comes to creative based endevours, it seems the common consensus is that if you're not moving forward, you're moving backward. So this means if they can't burst that kid bubble and start telling more mature stories, we're gonna see a studio regress to fluffy bunny crap. Well...maybe not, but it still will end up feeling like a missed opportunity.