Disney Pixar’s BRAVE Review

I am so a Disney nerd. SO in love with all things Disney. Brave is no different!

We saw a press pre-screening of Brave, and I had the whole fam in tow — my husband, 5 year old daughter, 3 year old son, and 13 month old daughter. Yes. We are those people who bring babies to the theatre.

Of course, the screening was in 3D. I was a little nervous about how Micah (3) would do with the glasses. It was his first 3D showing where he was old enough to understand that he had to keep them on his face. He did pretty well. The first scene that appeared, he gasped and breathlessly whispered to me, “Mom. The picture comed out!” Disney magic. I got warm fuzzies like you wouldn’t believe!

First, major props to Pixar for creating a film with such a strong female lead. Girls, no need to wait in a locked tower to wait for a man to rescue you. The story of Merida is one that I can’t wait to watch over and over again. In true Disney fashion, you are left on the edge of your seat wondering what twists and turns the tale might take next. When Princess Merida learns that she is to be wed to a prince from one of the neighboring clans, she takes matters into her own hands, and the result throws the wee lass into a tailspin! ‘”Brave” teaches the lesson that you should fight for what you believe in, and not to take people around you for granted — you never know when they might turn into a bear (!!!). I wont give away too much — you’re going to want to see this one!

The animation was absolutely stunning. I was left daydreaming about the Scottish countryside, and totally seeing if we could book an Adventures by Disney vacay! And the accents? A.maz.ing. Kelly Macdonald, born in Scotland, did a wonderful job of bringing Merida to life. And we had a great laugh at her three little brothers and all of their escapades!

Overall, it was a fantastic film. It held my kids’ attention, even though my 3 year old was a little frazzled at some points — that 3D is REAL! ;).

Are you going to be seeing Brave? It’s a must-see!


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