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Brave is For Boys, Too: Entertainment Value and a Girl Power Message to Boot!

By lawyer_mom
Written June 25, 2012
I took my three and a half year old son to see Brave opening weekend. His likes include cars, trains, dinosaurs, firefighters, space blaster guns, typical boy stuff, and he LOVED Brave. He sat through the entire thing without fidgeting, eyes glued to the screen. When it was over, he asked to see it again. In addition to the entertainment value, I'm thrilled that he got to see a completely different kind of princess. Lately he's been saying things like, "girls aren't tough, like boys" etc. But after the movie, he told me "Merida's strong and smart" and "really good at swords and bows and arrows". Thank you Pixar for showing little boys and girls that not all princesses need someone else to rescue them. Both my son and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and are planning on seeing it again!
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A mother/daughter film with a lesson.

By love-them-movies
Written June 29, 2012
I watched Brave 2 days ago with my 17 year old daughter. We are big Disney and Pixar fans, and we weren't disappointed! Finally a Disney movie without a Princess who needs a "man" to save her or make her who she is. Merida is strong, independent, stubborn, and continues to clash with her mother and her mother wants for her. However, at the end they come together, and her mother realizes that she must let go and let Merida be who she wants to be; Merida also seems to see things from her mother's perspective and respects her as a result. I think they both realize how selfish each was being and real mutual respect and acceptance begins. Vitually, the movie is beautiful. It's full of humor and of course sad moments (so pack your tissues). Needless to say ot does not disappoint, and certainly forces you to reflect on your relationship with your child. We also loved the end credits tribute to Steve Jobs and Lord Mcintosh thrown in the mix, whether or not it was for Mr. Jobs, it was great!
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Great movie for anyone, especially moms and daughters!

By smithfam4
Written June 25, 2012
From the trailers, I was expecting the entire movie to be about a young girl refusing to be betrothed and possibly going up against a legendary bear. It is so much more than that!! I'm so happy that the previews left out such an important part of the story line and that we were all genuinely surprised by how much more there was to this movie! Moms must take their kids to this movie. It is one of few Disney movies where the mom plays a positive role in the child's life.It is definitely PG for a reason. Pretty violent for really little ones. The acting was spot on and the animation looked so real in parts. The scenery is amazing, so be sure to see it on the big screen. You'll be glad you did!
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Brave is Bravo!

By XJ9
Written June 24, 2012
BRAVE is a computer-generated adventure complete with beautiful landscapes, funny moments, and danger. Mothers and daughters will truly appreciate the underlying message in the story. And, the guys will appreciate the spunky and fearless princess who has great aim! It is a definite Must-See! Thank you, Pixar!
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Fit for tweens too!

By ShoTan17
Written June 24, 2012
Everyone loved this movie, from my husband to my youngest babe. The story was original, it looked amazing. There was just enough magic to make the story but the story wasn't bout magic but abut healing with understanding. It was awesome, take the WHOLE family. Everyone loved this movie, from my husband to my youngest babe. The story was original, it looked amazing. There was just enough magic to make the story but the story wasn't bout magic but abut healing with understanding. It was awesome, take the WHOLE family. <3
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