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Brave (film review)


Film: Brave
Year: 2012
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
About: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKcqIahedc

My Review:
Having not seen Brave in years I thought it would be a perfect movie to watch which would make me feel proud as a Scottish person while watching an animation movie.

I really like that this movie has clans which is something that is a huge part of Scotland's past and by having really common Scottish names it gave it more of a Scottish feel to the movie. Having a lead character in which doesn't want to be married off and wants to be her own person I think is a really key thing for people to watch and for children to know that it is okay to not be what your parents want you to be as long as you are happy. As the main character is also the person in which saves the day at the end of the movie as well I feel that this is different from a lot of Disney movies and one that is a great message to girls that they can do things themselves and they don't need a man to help them out of a bad situation. The comedy within the movie is very well done and it is done in a way which is things in which Scottish people would do which does make me relate to this movie a lot, having one of the character's no-one understands I do find rather funny as it is something which people can relate to when speaking to people. I do think that the accents within the movie are also done well and something in which can be praised for the actors and actresses within the movie. With having a story line which shows how a child can hate what her parents and trying to fix that bond by bringing them together I thought was really good and shows that sometimes you just need to find a common ground and fix the relationship from just spending time together and doing some fun activities together.

The only fault with this movie I feel is that there is not enough information about when the other bear was turned from the witch and what really happened within that clan to make none of them still alive and how he is still alive if it was meant to be a legend.

Overall, this is a brilliant movie which shows woman can do anything they set their minds to and don't need to depend on men. It also shows the importance of family! I would recommend this movie to those who are looking for an animation movie with an important message. This movie would also be good for those who are looking for an adventure movie. I very highly recommend this film and can't wait to watch it again.

My Rating: 5/5 

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