Movie Review: Brave


By Crystal

Add one princess, a queen and a bunch of bears…. What do you get? No, it isn’t a screaming princess and queen, it’s the movie “Brave!” “Brave” main character is Princess Merida, voiced by Kelly Mcdonalds, who was also starred in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”

“Brave”, released in 2012, is Pixar’s first feature with a female main character, Merida. Princess Merida is voiced by Kelly Mcdonalds, Queen Elinor is voiced by Emma Thompson, King Fergus is voiced by Billy Connolly, and the witch in the forest is voiced by Julie Walters. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and is a Walt Disney animation. In the story, Merida is an adventurous character and is a very desperate and brave girl that tries to save her mother from the witches bewitchment.

Merida isn’t your typical princess. Brought up in the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch, Princess Merida would rather shoot her arrows than learn the proper rules of being a future queen. When the realm’s three other clans arrive to present their leaders’ firstborn sons as suitors for the princess, Merida rebels against her mother, Queen Elinor, and runs away to the forest. Following a spirit, Merida encounters a witch who makes a magical cake to “change the queen.” But when the queen eats the magical treat, she changes completely. Princess Merida needs to find a way to reverse the witches magic- fast!

One of the characters are Merida’s three little brothers, Harris, Hubert and Hamish. They are very mischievous, especially when there are sweets. They are  princes of the Scottish royal kingdom where the story takes place. Thier personalities are mischievous, clever, adorable, funny, sweet and prankish. In one scene, the boys help their big sister, Merida, escape from the tapestry room when she got locked in by their father.  Overall, they are very cute and is a very fun character in the film.

Lastly, I recommend this movie to both kids and adults. However, because this movie is scarier than most princess movies, it is recommended for kids under seven to watch it with parents or adults. This movie’s recommended this film because it is more adventurous and carefree. It also tells you that family relationships are very important; it also tells you that your fate is yours. Finally, you’ll think Merida is an adventurous princess: not at all like other Disney princesses. So, if you like princess movies, but also like courageous movies, you should try “Brave!”


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