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I ALWAYS TRY TO AVOID SPOILERS.
“Change your own fate” But only when Disney tell you to.
There's a princess, called Brave, some bears who eat her porridge, a
wicked stepmother, and Disney continuing to confuse kids worse than my
memory of what Brave was about.
Delivery: ADisney princess film. I know, a bit of me right? But I had quite
fond memories of Brave from my first viewing. It follows Princess
Merida in the highlands as she lays waste to expectations and forges
her own path. There's some good physical humour, set plays and
characters. Breezy and light,and as you'd expect the voice work is
good. It looks impressive, although, not as great now as at first. I checked and
it had a $185,000,000 budget! What the fuck, did they pay per pixel?
Actually I know for a fact that's almost exactly what they did
like having a female lead character who challenges the accepted roles
for women, it's a nice message for kids to say you don't all have to
be the same, girly girls and objects for men. Although my niece has also got a full wardrobe of the
Disney princess dresses, and wigs which contradicts Brave's "message". She often insists, through tantrum, on wearing them out the house. Maybe she'll grow out of it, but at
twenty three I've told my sister to Let it Go. Which she
didn't find funny either.
kidding my niece is only three, but it makes me confused about Disney's
idea of what the fucking hell kind of a message it is sending. I
mean, saying a character is a hero, forthright and able to challenge
the norms, but then reducing her to sales of wigs and dresses for
children is like Willy Wonka being played by Jimmy Saville. OK
alright I admit it's nothing like that; I just think that it's a
funny concept. So on that note, while we're joking; fuck it, Saville
as Wonka, while directed by Margaret Thatcher, the also dead cunt. No
milk chocolate in that factory.
been trying to get my niece and nephew into the classic Disney films,
rather than the shit remakes; none of which I ever worked on, honest. Ahem. Weirdly the six year old boy was scared of Willy Wonka & the
Chocolate Factory, which only starred Gene Kelly, not my incarnation which I could understand being scared by; while the three year old girl loved it. However she was nonplussed by
Mary Poppins but he was, “entranced” by it. Kids, eh? He's too
big for his sister's dresses, but I'm already considering an alternate
Christmas present, just for laughs. "But your mum said you were into Marry Poppins"?
it? Despite being quite keen to rewatch Brave, I was a bit bored
by it towards the end. I was never expecting it to blow me away but
it's less good than memory served. It's also not as funny as I remembered it being, which was weird. 6/10