As I sit here in my hotel room writing this post, I am still on cloud 9 from all the amazing things that I have done and seen these past few days. The highlight of my day yesterday was being able to have a pre screening of Disney/Pixar’s Brave which releases in theaters everywhere June 22nd. Myself along with 24 other amazing bloggers picked out our favorite snacks, a pair of 3D glasses and then shuffled into the mini movie theater that was just for us. As we settled into our seats the lights went out and the movie began, it was time for the show. Before the feature film began, we got the chance to see La Luna which is a beautiful animated short written and directed by the very talented Enrico Casarosa. I don’t want to give much away but let me just say your in for a treat, even in this very short film an amazing and vibrant story is told. I absolutely loved it.
For months now I have been super excited about the release of Brave and now it was finally time for me to see it. I love a good princess movie but there is something about Brave that really stands out from all of the other Disney Princess films. Merida is the main character and she is one feisty teenager, who like most girls her age wants to live her own life and doesn’t exactly see eye to eye with her mother. What I love about Merida is that she’s not afraid to do the things that she loves to do. She sends a great message to young girls that you can still be beautiful but at the same time be strong and Brave. The movie is hilarious but it has several serious parts that contain a message for both parents and kids.
Throughout the film you will be introduced to a wide variety of hilarious characters including Merida’s three very ornery younger brothers, who according to her cause a lot of mischief but never get into trouble. Merida is being trained and groomed by her mother on how to become a princess, but in order to become this prim and proper girl she must give up the things that she loves the most. This causes a lot of strain between Merida and her mother especially when she tries to change her fate. The animation, colors and music throughout the whole film are absolutely amazing and I don’t know how Disney/Pixar manage to pull it off every time but Brave is one of their best films, in my opinion, ever. There are a couple of “scary” parts throughout the movie but I think these parts are essential in making the story come together as well as it did. I loved the movie and can’t wait for little girls across the world to meet the new Disney/Pixar Princess.
Just in case you haven’t seen it yet below is a trailer for the movie Brave! It will hit theaters everywhere June 22nd and I highly recommend you go and see it! I loved it and can’t wait to take Aubrey to see it this weekend.