I have one friend with whom I always go see Pixar and Disney movies and when we saw that Brave came out and was playing in the cinema, we just had to go.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida 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. (IMDB)
And did we have fun. The movie is sold as a story about a girl who has to be brave to find her destiny… And the first half of the movie is like this. Merida doesn’t want to marry one of the sons of the lords of Scotland and fights for her hand. But her mother still wants her to marry to keep the peace in their land. As stubborn as Merida is, she finds a witch and gets a spell for he mom.
And then we get back to a typical Disney-movie. Merida has to find the witch to change the spell back. But oh the wonders she encounters on her journey.
Well all by all, the story is cute and quite entertaining if you keep in mind that it’s a Pixar movie. But the images were amazing. Merida’s hair is as wild as she is free. The clothes are beautifully made and I was captivated by the different details of the trees and the bear and everything.
Just because it’s different than any other Pixar and Disney movie, I’m going to give it 4 stars.