A Review of Disney Pixar’s Brave
My family saw the premier of Disney Pixar’s BRAVE the other night. It’s an animated movie about a Scottish princess, Merida, who is head strong and independent, and who loves archery and riding her horse Angus. Merida is the daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor.
Merida is determined to thwart her mother’s efforts to arrange a marriage for her. She defies an age-old custom and engages the help of an eccentric witch to cast a spell to change her destiny. Merida ends up unleashing chaos she never anticipated. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources—including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers—to undo the beastly curse before it’s too late, and to discover the meaning of true bravery. The audience is treated to an engaging journey infused with lots of humor and colorful characters.
Brave is set amidst the gorgeous and enchanted landscape of the Scottish highlands. The movie is rated PG. There are a couple of scenes with a scary looking grizzly bear that may scare little ones. The dialogue is also crude at times, but quite funny within the context of the story line. There are also a couple of scenes that briefly show bare backsides, but are quite harmless.
Our almost 9-year-olds loved the adventure and the drama of Brave. As a mom, I very much liked the interaction between the teenage Merida and her mom, and how they overcame obstacles to realize the value of what they mean to each other. At its heart, Brave is a story about love, courage and enlightenment.
Our family had a great time seeing Brave and we’d watch it again!