A "Brave" Review
My family of three went to see an early screening of the new Disney movie, "Brave" yesterday, so I thought I would write a quick "mommy" review of the movie.
Disney definitely breaks the standard "Disney Princess" mold with this movie as Princess Merida is a fun, outgoing and wild girl that for once is not in search for the love of a prince. The characters in the movie are entertaining and I loved the way that the Scottish culture comes out in the movie. I found myself wishing for more music though, which is one of the things that I truly love about past Disney movies. I would compare this movie more with "Shrek" than a movie like "Tangled."
As to the age of the kids that would like this movie I would have to say maybe 5 years old and up. The movie is not quite engaging enough for very young viewers, which was a little disapointing for our three year old. There were parts of the movie that our daughter enjoyed, but for the most part this is a more serious Disney movie with great life lessons for older viewers and not quite engaging enough for younger viewers attention spans. There are also several quite scary scenes that frightened younger viewers in the audience and made them cry, so be forewarned of this if you are bringing children under the age of five years old.
I've always been a big fan of Disney movies so on a Five Star scale I would rate this a 4 **** star movie. It's definitely not a favorite, but I give it four stars for the relationship that build between Merida and her mother. I think this offers a great lesson to appreciate your family and truely listen to eachothers needs and concerns.