Brave (PG) is Disney/Pixar's 2012 animation set in the Middle Ages in the Highlands of Scotland. The story's heroine is sixteen year old Princess Merida (voiceover by Kelly Macdonald) the daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson).
Merida stubbornly refuses to adopt the required ladylike demeanour expected of a Royal Princess, instead choosing to follow her own tomboyish style and free spirited inclination, which causes friction between her and her ever hopeful mother. She is a skilled archer, an accomplished rider and an expert sword fighter. When she hears that three Lords from neighbouring kingdoms are coming to present their sons to compete for her hand in marriage, she determines to opt out and devises a cunning plan which outwits everyone concerned. The events that follow, unexpectedly result in a strengthening of the (until now tenuous) mother-daughter bond.
This beautiful and enjoyable fairy tale is brought to the screen via some stunningly sensational animation. The storylines are amusing and highly original, the visuals are incredible and the dialogue is witty and cleverly arranged throughout. In short it is a charming magical mystery that is certain to appeal to many.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Pixar Animation Studios the creator of Toy Story 3 whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition Bursting with heart unforgettable characters and Pixar's signature humour Take a heroic journey with Merida a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor Determined to carve her own path in life Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land When Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom she must harness all of her skills and resources - including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers - to undo a beastly curse before it's too late and discover the meaning of true bravery Actors Kelly Macdonald Emma Thompson Kevin McKidd Robbie Coltrane Julie Walters Craig Ferguson Billy Connolly & John Ratzenberger Director Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman Certificate PG Year 2012 Screen 2391 Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Additional Languages French Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; French Closed Captions Yes Duration 1 hour and 33 minutes (approx)
Academy Award-winning fairy tale from Pixar Studios. Headstrong tomboy and skilled archer Princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) is determined to break with tradition and carve out her own path in life. In defiance of her parents, King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), Merida flies in the face of an age-old custom held sacred by the three principal lords of the land, Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), Lord MacIntosh (Craig Ferguson) and Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Her actions lead to chaos in the kingdom, and it is now up to Merida not only to restore harmony in the land but to undo an ill-fated wish bestowed upon her by a wayward wise woman (Julie Walters). The feature won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.
Average Rating for Brave - 4 out of 5
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Not as good as the disney of the 90's especially in terms of soundtrack but a still a quality disney film! Great for all the family! Great to see a disney film set in somewhere like Scotland, it brings a new angle and concept. Really enjoyed it!
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