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Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Lisa McInerney


Movie News: Och, it’s a clip from Brave!

Ok, so I usually hate the kind of animation that has all the women as lollipop-headed waifs and all the men as walking sofas, but I still loved this.

Disney Pixar says:

Since ancient times, 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 (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of 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.

Ok, so it’s not exactly The Female Eunuch, but Merida is no traditional Disney princess, which I think deserves an “Awe-sommme!” Who’s with me?

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That cranky young wan from award-winning blog, Arse End Of Ireland, Lisa’s also noted for her dedication to cobbling together unrelated imprecations to make new and bemusing insults, mostly because she’s not eloquent enough to otherwise explain her deep-seated terror of genre fiction and Fianna Fail. In 2006, The Irish Times called her “… the most talented writer at work in Ireland today”, and her mam still can’t understand why this is better than being the new Marian Keyes. Which it totally is. Alright? Website Twitter: @SwearyLady Facebook.com/sweary Last FM: LeislVonTrapp

2 Responses to Movie News: Och, it’s a clip from Brave!

  1. Emlyn says:

    Been looking forward to this for ages now, so cool!

  2. Tony McD says:

    Well Pixar have some making up to do *GLARES at Cars 2* but IMHO their better films don’t involve humans, the scope for implementing their imagination always seems a bit limited.

    Hope I’m wrong though.

    Also, they know there’s already a big historical Scottish film with the word ‘Brave…’ in the title right?

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