Last Night my wife and I took my daughter and some close friends to the movies to see Brave on the big screen. Brave was released in both 3D and 2D; we saw the 2D version of the movie.
Before the movie started, all I had really heard about Brave was all about the Princess, Merida. However, as we started watching the movie, it became clear really fast that the story was less about Merida, and more about the interaction between the young Princess and her mom, Queen Elinor. On the one hand, you have Queen Elinor, who wants her daughter to settle down in an arranged marriage with the son of one of the other Chiefs, and on the other hand, you have young Merida, who sees this as the worst future a girl could ever envision for herself. In the course of their “discussion”, Merida storms off on her horse, Angus, and ends up deep in the forest, where she follows a trail of Will O’ the Wisps to the hut of a witch, who makes a spell for her to give to her Mom.
The spell works on Queen Elinor, but not in the way that Merida expects, and when that happens, it is up to Merida to figure out how to undo the damage that has been done to her relationship with her Mom. I won’t give any more details away — you really should go see the movie to see what happens next.
Brave was a well done movie, but it isn’t for everyone. There were some scenes that were quite dark and scary, so younger viewers might be disturbed during parts of the movie. However, there were also several incredibly funny scenes, and we all enjoyed the movie very much. Out of five stars, I would give it four, and recommend it to you to see. The movie is rated PG.
- Souvenirs: New Brave Merchandise (aglassslippervacation.com)
- Pixar’s Brave Merida Meet and Greet at Magic Kingdom Park (chipandco.com)
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