Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Brave Film Trailer

This is old news for this week now that the trailer has been seen by thousands who went to see Cars 2 this past weekend. But since Brave, formerly known as The Bear and the Bow, is touted as being based upon Scottish folklore, it is of interest here. (And I do prefer this title although I am exhausted by one word titles although I understand how well they fit in those TV guide grids and how easy they are to tweet.) I haven't read much more than that and knowing Hollywood, the source stories will probably be almost unrecognizable anyway. I'm just happy we are getting a female protagonist. Although in the descriptions, all of her supporting characters during her quest are male. Hmmmm....

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

But what do you think about it?

1 comment:

  1. Brave looks pretty good. I didn't see Cars 2 because I heard it wasn't close to as good as the first, so I didn't get to see the preview for Brave. But looking at the trailor you posted here, my interest has been peaked. I love watching films especially anime of stories from foreign lands.
    I wonder if the film Braveheart influenced the title of this story.
    What do you think?