Movie Review: Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE

featured, To Review — By on July 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

Ok, so as a Mom of 3 girls I know that I’m supposed to come on here and rave about how awesome this movie is because of the strong female lead. And the fact that Merida doesn’t need to fall in love and be saved by a Prince makes for a great role model. And how it’s great that Disney finally had a female heroine in one of their movies…

But I’m not going to.

Not because it isn’t all of those things and more, it’s because I don’t tend to lend a ton of merit to my girls being overly “Princessed Out” and can enjoy toys and movies for what they are. Entertainment and fun. This movie, is both.

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

We had been anticipating the release of this movie for quite a while, and we are happy to say that it did not disappoint. It entertained me, another adult my age, an almost 7 year old boy, a 6 year old girl and three 4 year olds. It’s a great tale with lots of heart, humor and a young girl who can’t seem to get along with, or understand her Mother. Something that as a Mother, and a Daughter, I could relate to.

Merida is not a stereotypical Princess. She’s rough, tumble and doesn’t follow the rules that are expected of her. She’s very much like an animated version of Katness Everdeen. During her journey, she grows up and learns the importance of responsibility. She learns that no matter what choice you make, good or bad, you are held accountable for those actions.

While the movie was a bit scary and intense in parts for the 4 year olds, I have to say all around this movie is great for the 4 and up crowd. This should definitely be on your list of summer movies to see (and own once it hits DVD and Blu-Ray.)

About Brave:

A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor, “Brave” uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the impetuous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of true bravery before it’s too late.”

BRAVE is now playing in theaters everywhere.

Have you seen the movie? Tell us your thoughts!

 

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  • Lisa Harrison says:

    I took my nine-year-old son on Saturday and we both LOVED it! :)

  • Melissa says:

    What’s even better? It’s playing at the Argo and Harpersville drive-in. So you can bring the whole gang and it won’t cost you a ton!

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