Last Thursday we had an opportunity to go see Disney/Pixar’s latest film “Brave”. I have been excited about this film since I saw the first preview over a year ago. I love that this is Pixar’s first film based upon a leading lady and that there are triplets in the film! Here’s what the film is about:
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of 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 (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of 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.
This film is visually breathtaking. There were a few times I forgot I was watching an animated film, not a live action film. The story itself is so heartwarming and there is just so much more to it than I expected. Both my kiddos loved this film, and by the end of it Jill was asking for her own bow and arrow.
There are a lot of laugh out loud moments, especially with the triplets. It’s a great movie for the whole family to enjoy!
Here are some fun activities for you and your kiddos to do!
“Brave” opens June 22nd, Are you and your family going to see Brave this weekend?