Friday, June 22, 2012

Spoiler-free review for Brave

Psalm 11

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

I trust in the Lord for protection.
So why do you say to me,
    “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
The wicked are stringing their bows
    and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows
    at those whose hearts are right.
The foundations of law and order have collapsed.
    What can the righteous do?”
But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
    the Lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely,
    examining every person on earth.
The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked.
    He hates those who love violence.
He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked,
    punishing them with scorching winds.
For the righteous Lord loves justice.
    The virtuous will see his face.

This is what I read the night before I saw the movie Brave, a Scottish Fairy tale about a Princess whose mother wants her to get married as is tradition in Scotland, home to waterfalls and rich forests and lore.  Beautiful animation by the way.  And inspiring Scottish accents.  But Merida isn't ready.  She's only about fifteen, I'd guess (dangerously).  And she doesn't want to get married.  PERIOD.  But what she is good at is archery and that is what she hopes to use to keep her hands out of men's.  In other words, to keep from getting married.  She is as good as Robin Hood at the bow.  But she's really not supposed to play in the game for her own hand in marriage.  Getting into trouble for struggling to keep out of marriage because she's not ready, Merida runs away to the woods to be alone for a time.  This is when she follows the wisps - small blue spirit-thingies - ... for who knows what may happen, or Who may help her keep from getting married.  Things get bad to worse, and someone or someones may die.  There's an evil bear on the loose who kills easily and won't be killed easily.  But there is also a good bear and three black cubs that help out in this story, but be ready for a surprise.  And don't critique the movie because of the surprise plot twist. It helps the tear jerks near the end.  Don't worry, there's a happy ending!  Don't keep that in mind though as you watch the movie and the end may have a bigger effect on you.  
Listen for the beautiful soundtrack Brave has to offer.  I think I may want to buy it.

Beautiful and inspiring and scary at times, if you like fairy tales, you will like this ROMANCE FREE fairy tale.  There isn't a Prince.  But there just might be a sequel coming.  I wouldn't blame them.  I wouldn't half mind actually, because I just want to go back to Scotland.  Accents, forests, waterfalls, MIST.  
Also, if you like the Wingfeather saga, you will like this movie.

Some things that were in the trailers weren't in the movie.  They changed the story a lot over seven years.  From lots of snow scenes to a few snow scenes, there was a scene on a snowy mountain where Fergus, Merida's dad was on a black horse that may or may not have been Angus(Merida's horse) in the trailer, but it wasn't in the movie, or maybe I should have watched all the rest of the credits to see if there was a special scene at the end.
The first scene in the forest was SO inspiring (made me want to write my book), and the short film before the movie was good too, so if you go to see Brave, Get there Early, Not Late.  If you do you may miss the best.  Oh and in the trailers they played the trailer for the Hobbit so if you want to see that on a BIG screen bigger than You, get to Brave early and get the full experience.  The movie Brave does have good morals in it - get along with others, and - know that a good parent cares for their children, and that there are consequences when children stray.
But younger children may have nightmares after seeing the movie so... you may want to take more mature children to the movie.  They'll probably understand it better anyway, and won't be as much of a distraction to other people who are watching it.
I felt like I had been spoiled because I had watched all the trailers and stuff, but really I hadn't been spoiled too much and got surprised.  I want to see the movie at least two more times in the theaters.
Anyway, comment down below and tell me your thoughts on the movie(even if you haven't seen it).
God bless you!

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