I’ve been talking about wanting to see the new Disney/Pixar’s movie “Brave” for a few months now. The previews were so cute and I loved the idea of a new princess who rides a horse, shoots a bow and doesn’t feel the need to fit into tradition. Plus I love Merida’s hair and who doesn’t love the Scottish accent?
I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of “Brave” this past week. I took my 6 year old daughter with me. I enjoyed the movie and found some of it really fun, but it’s the funny only grown-ups would really get. Lee asked me afterwards why I laughed at certain part. I also loved watching Merida ride through the beautiful land in Scotland and the little blue fairy things were really cool in 3D.
Lee loved “everything” with the exception of the witch and the mean bear. They scared her so much she ended up with bad dreams that night. And during the movie all she wanted to do was hold my hand. I didn’t think this movie would be that scarey, as she loves movies like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Monsters Inc”, but I guess it was more then she could handle.
Lee did tell me after the movie that she wants curly hair like Merida and wants to learn to ride a horse. I’m glad the movie got her dreaming about adventures and things like that. I do know we’ll have to wait maybe a year before we’ll let her see it again.
I loved the movie and would recommend you going to see it. Just beware that if you’re child is young and sensitive they may be scared of the witch and bear.
“Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery.”
Disclosure- I was given free tickets to the pre-screening of this movie. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are mine & my daughters. Your experience may be different then ours.