CHANGE YOUR FATE.
The Scottish princess Merida refuses to be married off; after an argument with her mother, she runs away and comes across a witch in the forest who offers her what looks like a simple solution to her problem… In spite of a few issues (such as the first director, Brenda Chapman, leaving after a disagreement), this 3D Pixar fairy tale is robust entertainment, good-looking, and an original to boot. Spirited cast, but the film isn’t terribly novel and the big twist, lively and familiar as a fairy-tale ingredient though it may be, constantly runs the risk of turning the movie into a farce.
2012-U.S. Animated. 94 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman. Voices of Kelly Macdonald (Merida), Emma Thompson (Elinor), Billy Connolly (Fergus), Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Julie Walters… Craig Ferguson, John Ratzenberger.
Trivia: Reese Witherspoon was allegedly considered for the part of Merida.
Oscar: Best Animated Feature. Golden Globe: Best Animated Film. BAFTA: Best Animated Film.
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