Having a six year old daughter means being able to go to see animated movies and not feeling out of place. This time we went to see Pixar’s latest film, Brave. It’s hard to pick apart a Pixar film, as each entry seems to get better and better. Brave is no exception. it is a wonderful family film with good humor, excitement and true courage.
Brave is the story of a Scottish princess named Merida, whose father, Fergus, raised her up with a little too much of an independence streak for her mother’s liking. Soon she finds out that being a princess means that she must marry the son of one of the several Scottish lords allied with her father, a fate Merida rails against.
After a fierce argument with her mother, Merida runs away, and the story gets even more interesting when she meets a witch, er, woodcarver, who gives her a spell to change her fate, and change it, it does, but not in a way Merida expected.
Needless to say, and not wanting to give away too many spoilers, all chaos breaks loose, and tragedy is barely averted as Merida and her mother both learn a bit about their selves and each other.
This is a family film that all will enjoy. Excellent writing, animation and voice performances, including Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald in the lead role as Merida makes for a wonderful film.