Hubby and I went out to see Brave last night. Pixar's latest offering has so many elements that I think would make it a good movie for my girls:
- strong female lead breaking the mold
- a princess who doesn't brush her hair (let me say - the younger version of her is my Buggie, through and through) - they would relate
- a lesson worth learning about the decisions your parents make for you
- Proving that sometimes challenging your parents is the right decision
- A Disney princess that isn't all about scoring prince charming (in fact - the princes are anything BUT charming)
But it is definitely NOT a movie for little kids. It is darker than most Pixar offerings. I didn't find the 3D to be terribly noticeable so it's not as though an arrow will come whizzing right at the audience. And there is a really scary bear in it. Hubby can attest that I left nail marks on his arm.
We went in forewarned. My coworker took her niece to it a few weeks ago and I grilled her pretty heavily afterwards. It was the reason why hubby and I went without the girls. We wanted to preview it before we took them because we want their first theatre movie experience to be a good one. This movie is not the one they will see int he theatre. I doubt they will even see it at home on DVD for a few more years.
I would say that it probably isn't the movie to take a child under the age of 6. Someone up near the front brought a two year old and my heart broke when I heard him crying in terror. The little girl in front of us (around the same age as our twins) did really well, but I did catch a few whimpers throughout.
So - yes. See it. Maybe wait for the cheap theatres. It's pretty good, though definitely not my favourite Pixar movie. It's still worth seeing.