Saturday, June 23, 2012

Movie review: "Brave"

Today we saw yet another animated film.. this time it was Disney-Pixar's "Brave", which just came out and Olivia was dying to see...
"Brave" is about a Scottish princess, Merida, whose mother is trying to marry off to the best suitor in order to follow her kingdom's tradition...
But Merida has other plans...she believes her fate should be decided by herself and not just by following her mother's desires...
The princess runs off and finds a witch who gives her a poison, which turns Merida's mother into a bear....
Long story short..she bonds with her mother (who's now a bear) and makes her own fate...
The characters are cute and the animation is perfect..very colorful and well designed...
The message of the movie is "our fate is within us, we just have to be brave enough to see it"... it's a good message but I must say the movie was a bit slow paced and the "Scottish" accent drove me nuts at times...
Some parts of the movie were violent and there were moments were Olivia seemed "sleepy/bored", although she did enjoy it and was happy with the ending...
I'm not sure I'd recommend this one to moms with kids under 4.. I think the story is a bit complex for a pre-schooler and the movie is too slow, failing to keep the little one's attention at times....
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars... good.. but not great!

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