Are you ‘Brave’ Enough to pay the price for freedom?
‘If you had a chance to change your fate, would you?’ Are you prepared to face the consequences?
The adventure begins as King Fergus of Clan DunBroch in Scotland presents her daughter Merida with a bow (much to the discontent of her mother, Queen Elinor) for her birthday. Shortly afterwards, Mor’du, a demon bear, attacks the family. Merida escapes with the Queen as Fergus combats off the bear at the cost of his left leg several years ago. However, years later while Merida became a sister to three notorious brothers and grew up to be a care-free, archery skilled and spontaneous princess, the legend was still considered fresh dinner conversation which only entertained Fergus himself.
The story revolves around Merida determined to shape her own destiny and not be ruled by her mother’s wishes. Merida challenges the traditions celebrated to the boisterous lords of the land: enormous Lord MacGuffin, impolite Lord Macintosh and argumentative Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions unintentionally let loose catastrophe and wrath in the kingdom. The Will-O-the-Wisps lead her to an old bizarre witch who agrees to grant a wish that burdened Merida with a worse fate. However, the obstacles of peril forces Merida to learn the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a bearish curse before late.
This was my very first animation film in 3D and I had to reach out to the Will-O-the-Wisps, touch the Fire Falls, gasp as an arrow would be shot and scared out of my wits finding the bravery at last. Brave is a movie that establishes the importance of an understanding and the bond between a child and her mother. It highlights the importance of bravery and the many different forms it takes.
Despite such deep messages, the pre-screened, silent short film ‘La Luna’ induced more emotions within me. Therefore, though Brave is a movie worth watching in 3D, it isn’t much of a nail bitter, or something that one would be incredibly emotionally attached. Most of the credits should go to the humor amongst every character.
It was a good movie but not as good as we’ve been accustomed with Pixar, none-the-less It’s a good pass time!
It’s a movie for all ages, a good movie to watch with your family.
Uth Mag Rating: 4/5
Here is the trailer…