For those who have been reading this blog for a while you may remember my post about leaving in the middle of The Lorax. I was recently invited to the premier of Disney/Pixar’s new movie Brave. I was really excited to go. Just watching the previews made me giggle thinking that the lead character Merida could be a doppelganger for my oldest. Well, not exactly a doppelganger, but close enough. I thought, this is a movie that she will love!
I decided to take my own advice this time and go watch the movie before I brought my kids to it. Within minutes, I knew that I wouldn’t be taking my kids to see the movie – at least for the next few years. I don’t want to share any spoilers, but the opening scene involves a bear attack in 3D.
That being said, while my kids aren’t old enough – the movie is PG – another lesson I learned from my last experience – it is a good movie. I didn’t have many expectations, I had seen a few trailers, and I had read a review of the movie on Slate earlier in the day. I definitely wanted to see the movie after seeing the trailers and I was interested to see how I felt about the sterotypical red haired wisp of a girl.
In the end I didn’t agree with the Slate review. The stereotype wasn’t apparent to me. Call me naive, but I thought the movie was a fairly well done story about the difficult relationship between a daughter and her mother.
It’s cute, funny at times and heartwarming. I won’t be taking my little ones, but I think that children around the age of 9 would really like it. Especially fiery little girls (no matter the color of their hair).
Disclosure: I was provided free tickets to this movie, however, the opinions expressed in this post are solely my own.