Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trailer for Disney's New Film "Brave"

Here's the trailer for the upcoming Disney-Pixar film "Brave," which will premiere in summer of 2012.

I like the soundtrack and the whole Celtic thing.  Hopefully they can strike an ideological balance between criticism of society piling restrictions on women (her mother views her interest in archery as being unladylike) and women being passed around for political reasons and being too unsubtle and preachy.

I've taken a look at the links cited by the Wikipedia entry on the film and it seems heroine Merida is intent on avoiding an arranged marriage.  However, her wish for freedom risks bringing war to Scotland.  Given how marriages in those days were used to seal political alliances, her mother's comment about the price that would be paid for her freedom does make sense.

And although the trailer doesn't go into much detail about the consequences of Merida's wish (to undo the problems she might have caused with the arranged-marriage thing), one of the articles the Wiki page links to describes how her mother is turned into a bear.  Given the opening bit in the trailer about how her father fought a dangerous bear that had killed many people, if the macro-plot is that Merida has to find a way to break the spell before her father kills her mother, that's nice and full of pathos.

1 comment:

  1. If it's anywhere near as good as 'How to Train your Dragon' was with Norse culture, we have a winner on our hands