Movie Review: BRAVE

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Brave is the newest offering of the triumphant duo of Disney and Pixar and just like all its predecessors, this movie promises to be an incredible tale of heroism and love in epic proportions.  Let’s see if Brave is up to par.

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Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. — (C) Disney

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First off, technically, the movie is beautifully crafted.  From the gorgeous scenic backgrounds to the tiny bits of Merida’s curly red hair, everything is made stunningly.  Disney-Pixar has upped its ante once again in terms of its graphics.  And I’m still somehow fixated with Merida’s hair.  It’s as if every strand has its own life!

The story, on the other hand, can be better. Brave may not be as tear jerking as Toy Story 3 (which I was very vocal about saying that I literally cried buckets while watching that infamous final scene), or as comically sweet as Wall-E, or as Oscar worthy as Up.  But Brave can still stand on its own, with simple yet moving storyline.

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Brave is highly recommended for kids especially those little girls and their moms.  By all means go out and watch this film.  I hope Disney-Pixar continues to produce high quality films that are not only entertaining to watch but also capable of teaching life lessons for us adults, but most especially to the younger generation.

4.0 out 5 stars

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