#FamilyMovieNight this past weekend was Brave, which I haven’t seen since it was in theaters — and I feel like this film has to be older than 2012, but that’s maybe just me getting old.

I remember being a little lukewarm on this film, so I was pleasantly surprised that it exceeded my memory; I enjoyed the whole ride and was tearing up at the end.

That said, I can see that it suffers a bit in comparison to some other Pixar films. There is something that drags a bit once the bear transformation takes place, and I don’t feel like any of the performances beyond Merida and the Queen are all that memorable.

Also: did his film start the archery craze? The Hunger Games came out the same year, right?

My son seemed to enjoy it and was only scared a little bit in some of the Mordu scenes. I have a feeling the antics of the triplets were probably his favorite bits.

lastly, I dunno if Merida can be considered​ a Disney Princess, but if so, she’s my favorite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_(2012_film)?oldformat=true

16 thoughts on “#FamilyMovieNight this past weekend was Brave, which I haven’t seen since it was in theaters — and I feel like this…

  1. < ![CDATA[Paul Beakley I honestly think that the archery contest moment where Merida declares that she is competing "for me own hand!” is one the greatest moments in any Pixar film.]]>

  2. Mark Delsing And a fair indication that whomsoever wins her hand (my wager would be on that McGuffin kid) won’t have to spend quite as much on his bride’s security detail. She’s clearly self-rescuing!

  3. < ![CDATA[Mark Delsing And a fair indication that whomsoever wins her hand (my wager would be on that McGuffin kid) won't have to spend quite as much on his bride's security detail. She's clearly self-rescuing!]]>

  4. < ![CDATA[I love Brave because of the lead character, and the bears, and her hair reminds me of my girlfriend’s and probably our daughters’. She’s maybe my favorite female Pixar character.]]>