One of the bad things about going to the movies at least once a week is that I've seen movie trailers countless times before I see the actual movie. This means I usually come into the theater with my own expectations and understanding of the plot.
Take Brave for example. Based on the intriguing (and rather touching) trailer I thought this was going to be an inspiring story about a young princess who blazes her own trail and doesn't have time to wait around for a prince to come. Considering Disney's track record for creating the usual ladies in waiting ( I still love them!) I thought this would be a refreshing change.
Actually, Brave is about the relationship between mother and daughter. Considering Disney's track record for creating motherless princesses with evil stepmothers ( I still hate them!) I think this was a refreshing change.
Being a Disney/Pixar collobaroation we can obviously expect a lot of fun, clever jokes, and gorgeous animnation- Merida's red curls are especially breathtaking. But I couldn't help but miss the story that I thought was coming to see. A princess striking an arrow through the hearts of her potential suitors? Awesome. A teenage girl fighting with her mom? Eh, we've all been there.
Brave , rated "PG," animated Pixar fun, voices by Kelly MacDonald and Emma Thompson "B"