Have you heard of the new movie Brave? It opens in theatres today, and our Chirp Editor, Katherine, got a special sneak peek last weekend. Here’s what she had to say about the film:
Hi chickaDEE Readers!
I had a chance to see the movie Brave, which stars Merida (say: MAIR-i-duh), a courageous and outspoken young girl growing up in Scotland hundreds of years ago. As the daughter of a king, Merida was expected to behave like a proper young lady. But she preferred to spend her time thundering through the forest on horseback, firing arrows with perfect aim.
Soon Merida learns of her mother’s plans to marry her off. Four clans, or family groups, rule Scotland together, and the other three are coming so Merida can choose one of their sons to marry. But Merida has a plan of her own, one that involves a cake and a witch’s dark spell to change her mother’s mind.
The movie is lovely to look at, taking place in ancient Scotland’s shadowy forests, misty lakes and rocky cliffs. It’s a land of magic and danger, where scary things can happen. But it’s also a place where family matters most, and with the help of her three mischievous, cake-swiping brothers, Merida learns a lot about herself and comes to see her mother in a new way.
Did I mention the movie was funny, too? Keep an eye on Merida’s triplet brothers. The “wee devils” are always up to something. If you like adventure stories, you’ll enjoy Brave.