Thursday, July 12, 2012

Things I Love Thursdays: Brave

On Sunday afternoon I FINALLY got the opportunity to see the new Pixar movie, Brave. I had been waiting to see this film for what seemed like years, ever since I saw the artwork for it. I love a redhaired heroine (when we were little and played make believe, I always had red hair; I blame Ariel), and I love horses, so there was little doubt that Brave would be an instant favorite.

Merida and Angus
Brave did not disappoint. Merida is a spunky tomboy with the best hairdo of all time. I loved the texture of it. And her little triplet brothers, Harris, Hubert, and Hamish, were too cute.
Merida's "brothers" and the witch and her crow star in some of Brave's funniest scenes.
But as it turned out, I had no idea what Brave was really about, which is Merida's relationship with her mother. The queen wants Merida to behave like a proper princess and marry one of the princes from the other clans, but Merida wants to follow her heart (and when we see her prospective suitors, we can't really blame her). When Merida discovers a witch's cottage in the forest, she asks the witch for a spell - to change her mother in order to change her fate.

Go here to see an awesome Brave poster!

I won't go into too much detail, just in case some of you haven't seen it yet, but I really loved the message in Brave. It was a little weird to see a "princess movie" (Sarah informed me that this isn't a typical princess movie because it's not Disney, it's Pixar, and in fact Merida is their first female lead) without any romance, and I guess I'm just hardwired to expect it. But that's not what this movie is about, and it's better for it. Merida is her own hero - she doesn't need any rescuing.


Sarah said...

I love that print!

Jenny Morris said...

So loved this movie!!! And my boys did too. They stood in line at Disneyland to meet her and get their picture with her.