1 hour, 33 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for some scary action and rude humor
featuring the voices of:
Kelly Macdonald ...
Billy Connolly ...
Emma Thompson ...
Julie Walters ...
Robbie Coltrane ...
Kevin McKidd ...
Callum O'Neill ...
Patrick Doyle ...
John Ratzenberger ...
Steve Purcell ...
Craig Ferguson ...
|In this computer-animated fantasy/adventure, Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is a medieval princess, the
daughter of raucous King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and stately Queen
Elinor (Emma Thompson). But, her way of thinking is considerably more
enlightened than either of her parents. She's also a skilled archer, much to her mother's embarrassment
and her father's pride. She has little interest in the stuffy
refinements of proper princess decorum. She'd rather be like her little
brothers, a set of hellion triplets who are allowed to get dirty, cause trouble, and make lots of noise.
Merida is particularly outraged by the custom of intermarrying among the
kingdom's clans, whereby she, as the king's daughter, will be betrothed
to whichever lunkhead suitor best proves himself in a contest of skill
among all the clan leaders' sons. It is on this point that Merida and
Elinor, who have already clashed the way that all teenage girls and
their mothers do, simply cannot agree. Neither will budge.
Brave. directed by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews is focused more on adventure than humor, though there is some
comedy, and the action moves swiftly enough. What the film is missing
is the crackling dialogue that has marked almost every previous Pixar film. The characters may be speaking in lovely Scottish accents, but most of what they're saying is basically superficial.