1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Great Movie!,
This review is from: Brave (DVD)
As Pixar's first fairy tale and its first "princess" movie, I was very curious to see what they'd come up with. Would Brave's Merida be a traditional princess in the Disney mold, or a more modern girl?
Well, it's the latter, thankfully. Merida is a great character and role model for girls (and boys, really) who are struggling between respecting their parents and growing into their own person.
This isn't at all a story about a girl who a) needs rescuing, or b) falls helplessly in love. If anything, it's a love story about the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters. It's also about duty versus personal freedom.
Merida is the kind of girl who doesn't wait around to be rescued. When the situation warrants, she rescues herself. Good for Pixar. A great movie!