I grew up a Disney fan and I will admit that I still really enjoy their movies. No, I’m not referring to their re-hashing Beauty and the Beast to make it 3D (don’t get me started), but the new movies. They’re still a million times better than most films that get screen time. So I’ve been really interested in seeing Brave, even more after viewing this trailer.
What’s it about?
“Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.”
How could that not be awesome? It has great voice talent and an original story, not to mention Pixar’s quality animation. I hope this continues a trend where Disney focuses on independent women (and I swear if she gets married to some stupid prince at the end, I’ll be irked). Oh, and even better? The heroine is ginger!
Here’s the new trailer:
And the new poster: