I was going to title this post “My Brave Review” then I was like, “Gawd that’s boring, and very much lacking in exclamation marks.” So I changed it. :)
I’ll say out the gate that there was no way I was NOT going to love this movie. So this is not a review at all really, rather, a “These Are The Reasons Why I Loved Brave” post.
First of all, there’s the whole curly red hair thing. :) Truthfully, until you guys started posting on my Facebook and saying Merida reminded you of me, it didn’t even cross my mind. But once it happened so many times, well, I thought, “Why not have some fun with this?”, and got the picture below taken. :) (Have I mentioned that my photographer Terrence McNally rocks? Because he does. Clearly.)
Anyway, yeah, Merida’s hair is amazing. In fact, it took Pixar THREE YEARS to create it. Man. And we thought it took us forever to do OUR hair. ;)
But this movie is about so much more than hair. No, really! :) I love love LOVE that she’s a Princess who goes against the typical Disney Princess thing of “Oh dear, but WHEN will I find my handsome Prince?”
Not this Princess. Quite the opposite! The LAST thing she wants is to get married and settle down – and I for one can totally relate to that part! I literally cheered out loud in the theater when she expressed her sentiments on that subject. ;) In fact, she opts to buck tradition and fight for her OWN hand. Way to go Merida! :)