I’ve mentioned before just how much I enjoy my job. Writing has always been a passion of mine, but finding a way in which I can reach lots of people, connect, and get to experience amazing opportunities? I never dreamed I would be so lucky. I mentioned last week how excited I was to go and see this movie with our family, and then I was one of the very fortunate media folk t o be invited to a very special advanced screening at the Coquitlam Silver City.
Our whole family was able to see this incredible experience in 3D, and I can’t express just how touched I was by the subject matter.
When I spoke about Brave recently, I spoke a bit about having a strong-willed daughter of my own. One only needs to look through these pages of writing to see that this is true. This was one of the primary reasons that I knew this movie was going to touch me. What I didn’t realize was just how much of my own struggle would be reflected on the screen.
Brave is the story of Merida, a girl coming of age in a kingdom wrought with magic and tradition. In the age old story where the princess faces choosing a suitor based on his talents in a predetermined field, she feels as though she isn’t ready to be betrothed. That’s when Merida takes matters into her own hands, causing an upheaval within the kingdom and her own family. When Merida decides to change her fate, she gets an unexpected surprise. Can she work with an unlikely friend to set things in the kingdom right?
This movie touched my heart. It made me laugh out loud many times, and really got my blood pumping at other points.
We took Abby with us, as I mentioned, and I do have to say that there were a number of scenes that scared her and made her leap out of her skin. If you’ve got sensitive children, I might suggest waiting or skipping the 3D aspect. She was definitely scared, and sad… but in the end she really did love it. And she wants to see it again. I just kept having to remind her that the movie wasn’t over just yet, so to have faith!
I thought that the movie was extremely well made, as is to be expected of Pixar films, and I absolutely loved the setting of the movie. The colours, the characters, the accents; they’re all perfectly done. It was absolutely full of humour and whimsical fun which makes me want to see this one again and again. I absolutely loved the voice talents of Billy Connolly and Kelly MacDonald in this amazing adventure, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a way to beat the heat wave this weekend (Unless you live in BC, in which case, you’ll likely need to seek solace from the rain).