At this point in my life, do I really even need to add spoiler alerts about movie posts? Absolutely every single post about movies contains spoilers. This post is no exception. In fact, the title alone is the tightly kept secret of this movie.
Watching the previews or other promotional goods, you would have no idea that in this movie people turn into bears. That was the spoiler. I hope you already watched it, because that is a pretty big turn of events. You can no longer get the joy and the surprise of that. I would say sorry, but you had your chance.
This movie is a pretty good time. It can be a bit annoying because everybody (other than our hero and her mom) is striving for the ‘yuk-yuks.’ Every single male character in this movie acts wildly as a comic relief. I guess nobody at pixar understood that in order for a comic relief to work, it has to be relieving you from something.
We have three comic relief troublesome sons, the comic relief king, the three comic relief clan lords, the three comic relief inept sons of the three comic relief clan lords, and who knows how many idiotic comic relief clansmen and villagers there were. (I’m sure there is some nerd at pixar who knows, but I don’t have his number)
Seriously! Can we just have a couple of minutes here where it wouldn’t be appropriate to do all the sounds effects with a slide whistle and a “whoop woop woop woop woop!” A little bit of drama or tension please?
The answer is no. Depending on who is in the shot. If it consists of Merida and/or her mother the queen, then maybe. For a very short period of time until somebody busts in screaming “Waka-Waka!” or something explodes.
The movie is fun, the only problem is that it is trying to be funny in every single frame. While it bears resemblance to Brother Bear (haha, see what I did there?) it is actually a much better flick. I planned on making some jokes about how it secretly made people at Pixar mad that Brother Bear was so bad that they wanted to do the same movie. With one small change, making it good.
It was nice that this animated movie using Scottish accents was actually taking place in the Highlands.
It is worth seeing, but not remembering.