Last week Charlotte was in VBS and they took the kids to see BRAVE on Friday. It may have been the first Disney movie in her entire life I didn’t get to take her too first. Now I am sitting here pondering whether or not my husband and I should make ti a date night movie, because I want to see it while its in the theater myself!
I asked Charlotte if I would like the movie and she said “Oh, YES! You will love it!”
To celebrate the new movie Brave, Mattel is bringing to life Merida, a Scottish royal whose family has a mysterious curse that she must save them from.
An impetuous princess discovers that her reckless choice has put both her family and her father’s kingdom in peril in this animated adventure from Pixar films. As a toddler, Merida (voice of Kelly MacDonald) saw her father, King Fergus (Billy Connolly), do battle with one of the fiercest animals in the kingdom — a horribly scarred hulk of a bear named Mordu. Though Fergus lost his leg defending his family, Merida and her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), managed to escape the beast before it vanished back into the forest. Years later, Merida has grown up to become not just a skilled archer, but also a beautiful princess who inspires a competition among the eligible bachelors in the land. But Merida has little interest in getting married, and the harder her mother pushes the issue, the more fiercely she resists it. When the tournament for her hand gets under way and a deep divide opens between mother and daughter, Merida makes a wish that threatens the future of both her family and the entire kingdom. Now, with only a brief window of time to set things right, Merida must summon the courage to atone for her mistake and prevent a past tragedy from destroying any hope for a peaceful future.
Charlotte playing BRAVE:
I asked Charlotte to tell me a story about Merida…
One day Merida went on a journey and found blue people.. They lead her to a place that shows her how to get back home. She rides her horse on adventures. She discovers a new world. She goes into a forest. She finds new animals and things. She discovers a new world beside her. In the forest she brings her weapons just in case there is any animals that can hurt her.
She is not allowed to put her weapons on the table in the castle. She has to get up early in the morning because her mom tells her. She has to listen to her mom.”
(I like where this is headed..lol)
Brave Gem Styling Merida doll gives girls the chance to decorate Merida’s signature blue gown or red hair with “gems.” They can even flip her reversible cape to reveal a beautiful sparkly print. $20.99, Age: 3+
Brave Castle & Forest Playset brings Merida’s magical world comes to life. When closed the play set is outdoor “forest” where Merida can venture with Angus. Open the play set to play out Merida’s life within the kingdom. $26.99, Age: 3+
Thoughts: The toys are cute, clearly great items for kids to continue the adventure at home. My only issue, and this happens with a ton of toys of this type of caliber, is that when you snap in pieces (like the bed posts, castle steps, etc) they tend to unsnap constantly. That being said, its only $26.99 and has a lot of fun involved for the imaginative child. It just personally drive me nuts to keep having to resnap these items over and over again.
Did you or your kids see BRAVE?
Did they like it?
*toys provided by Mattel