Monday, January 7, 2013

Movie Review: Brave

Disney Pixar
Rated: PG
93 minutes
Movie Description:
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.
I really enjoyed this movie.  I thought the storyline was interesting.  I loved the setting. I loved the characters. I LOVED the animation.
This movie was about a girl who wants to make her own destiny...and does... *after* some serious mishaps, having to break a curse, and killing off a giant evil bear that's plagued her country for years. Set in Scotland, I loved the accents, the clothes, the history, the magic, the folk tale feel of the whole movie. 
Merida was a great character - fiery, loyal, loving, but also a typical teenager who blames her mother for EVERYTHING.  Her mother and father were loving and funny and her brothers were a full-on hoot.  *I would love to see a short with just the boys getting into scrapes!* The members of the other clans were also funny and made for a great interaction with Merida's family.
Most of all, though, this movie was visually stunning.  The animation of Merida's wild red hair, her horse, the bears, and the will-o-the-wisps were all amazingly well done.  You could see individual hairs. It looked like you could reach out and touch soft fur. Wow.  Just wow. 
If you like family movies, you will probably really like this one. :)

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