Disney/Pixar’s summer 2012 blockbuster is, as always, unique. This time…it’s set in ancient Scotland! Ohhh, I know, mysterious. Here’s the synopsis:
Since ancient times, the stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve your own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and the cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
Now, that synopsis starts off pretty generic and then becomes surprisingly revealing and informative. Still, it’s more fun to watch a trailer:
The accents are pretty thick, in my opinion, maybe too much, but the film still has months of post-production and sound mixing to go through so that may tone down. It seems, with Pixar, you really can’t make many judgements until you see the film because they always end up doing something completely different. Will it be good? Of course! Oh, as a side note, this is Pixar’s first female protagonist, so that’s cool.