As I twarted earlier today, I don't quite understand everybody's kerfuffle with Brave. I thought it was excellent.
Perhaps not exactly up to Pixar's loftiest of standards, maybe, but still, an incredibly solid outing. Great performances, great script, gorgeous fucking visuals (Even I was jealous of Merida's hair) and, overall, extremely entertaining.
Pixar's main problem simply seems to be setting the bar too high. At the point at which near-perfect films like Brave are being called "lackluster" or "boring", I think perhaps audience might have become a little entitled. I'd apologize that Brave doesn't feature cute animals voiced by celebrities but then, I'm not really sorry.
Probably my second favorite Pixar, behind WALL-E.
Also, grotesque undead bears are cooooool.