brave movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This excellent Disney/Pixar coming-of-age tale is mildly scary at times, entertaining and original. Due to the themes, Brave is honestly best for Mother’s Day.


Princess Merida is tired of having her life planned out by her traditional mother, who she shares a difficult relationship with. After meeting an elderly witch who plants a curse in a cake that will change her fate, she journeys to reverse the curse that turned her mother into a beast.

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Movie details

Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson
Writer: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi
Release Date (Australia): 21 June 2012
Runtime: 93 minutes/1h 33m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film includes scary scenes that feature depictions of menacing bears and threat in which people are attacked by a bear. A character transforms into a bear as a result of eating an enchanted cake created by a witch who also casts magical spells.

Violence (PG)

The film includes scenes of violence, including men having fist-fights, the use of bows and arrows and swords, and a fight scene between people and a bear.

Nudity (G)

The film contains animated depictions of several men’s buttocks and three baby’s buttocks.

mpaa rating

PG (for some scary action and rude humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Brave is an exceptional example of Disney and Pixar’s wonderful coming-of-age tale, mother-daughter disputes theme and beautiful originality. Before going any further, it’s worth making clear that this animated adventure-fantasy for families is arguably the best suited movie for Mother’s Day simply because of the highlighted concerns and morals.

With unforgettable animation work providing outstanding visuals and a cast syncing their desirable voices of Scottish accents with the characters, Brave is already a film that animation lovers truly want to see. On the other hand is an amazingly original story consisting of a princess wanting to change the tradition by simply changing the perspective of her mother. This movie has some utterly creative ideas and touches that make it memorable.

It’s hard to compare this film with some of the other motion pictures produced by Pixar and released by Disney, because the outstanding concept does have a few very minor pacing issues that kids and almost everyone will likely not notice or immediately forget. The main morals are the relationship and arguments between a mother and daughter, and it’s difficult to improve it.

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