Honestly, I've never considered myself a brave person. Case in point: I'm deathly afraid of spiders. (Just typing the word "spiders" is giving me the heebie jeebies!) I still run up the stairs when I leave a dark basement. (What is with that?! It's as if I'm afraid some monstrous thing is going to snatch my ankle at the last minute and drag me back down.) I'm terrified of the dark. (McHubby can vouch for that one. It's why I am always leaving the lights on...which, he hates!)
Despite my fears, I have to recognize the moments of bravery in my life. I was brave when I encountered a cockroach the size of my head, in China. I was brave when I moved to a new city--not knowing anyone, or how to get around without getting lost. I was brave when I gave birth to my babies. And, I suppose I have to be a little brave everyday, as I face the challenges of motherhood.
In Disney Pixar's beautiful film, Brave, the heroine, Merida, exhibits bravery as she stands up for what she believes in, faces the challenges of complicated relationships, and fights to help and protect her mother. What's not to love about her strong character? (I doubt she would run from dark basements!)
The characters are endearing, the cinematography is lovely, and the Scottish lilts are charming. The Highland folklore makes for a unique and interesting viewing experience. (And then there's Merida's wild, fiery red hair, which is pretty awesome!)
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"Our fate lives in us. You only have to be brave enough to see it." --Merida
***Disclaimer: I received a copy of this film to review. All opinions are my own.***