When I first watched Brave’s trailer, the first thing that came to my mind was, don’t think I want to sit through this movie with all that Scottish accent going around..

I wasn’t really looking to party up last weekend, a movie seemed way more appealing. I pretty much just wanted a relaxing Friday night. The question though, what to watch? There were a handful of new movies but none that really caught my attention.

Evelyn and I decided on Brave, it seemed like an easy watch plus, it was screening in Hoyts Beanbag Cinema. Nothing sounded quite as comfortable and laid back as that right then. So that’s where we wound up, and we laid there, all snug on the leopard printed beanbag, enjoying our choctops. It’s actually not an easy task to eat an ice-cream while lying down, I had drips of mint ice-cream on my face and hair.. Just saying.

But that’s not the point. Brave turned out a lot better than I expected. Perhaps I was too put off by the accents at first. Or it could have been that I thought it would be a kid’s movie. Who was I kidding? I shouldn’t have underestimated a movie that has to do with both Pixar Animation AND Walt Disney.

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), an adventurous, red-headed girl with a knack and endless passion for archery, leads us on an adventure of trying to change her fate. However, changing anything isn’t an easy task for her because she’s a princess, and her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), obviously feels the need to have a say in the way her daughter behaves.

Merida figures that in order for her to pave her own path, the people in her life must change. Along the way she realizes she has made terrible mistakes and she must somehow reverse this horrible spell she has casted. This doesn’t come at an easy price though, and in turn she learns and also teaches a lesson on bravery.

Towards the end of the movie I felt a tear trickle down my cheek. I mentally told myself to stop, it’s a movie for children! I looked around the little room and noticed that everyone was teary eyed. Then I thought to myself, juuuuuust cause it has to do with Disney. Well, it’s the easiest thing to point a finger at.

I don’t want to give any spoilers, but this is definitely a movie that comes with a lesson and lets you leave the cinema with a warm heart.

“Our fate lives within us, we only have to be brave enough to see it.”

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