Side Notes


Roger Ebert writes on Pixar's latest film, Brave:
This is a great-looking movie, much enlivened by the inspiration of giving Merida three small brothers, little redheaded triplets. The Scottish Highlands are thrillingly painted in astonishing detail, and some action shows Merida's archery more than equal in assorted emergencies. "Brave" has an uplifting message about improving communication between mothers and daughters, although transforming your mom into a bear is a rather extreme first step. Elinor is a good sport, under the circumstances. But Merida is far from being a typical fairy-tale princess.
Being Scottish and a fan of bears (although not quite as much of a fan as the witch in the film) I enjoyed it. It's worth seeing but nothing about it screams 'must see in the theaters'. I suspect that this is a great film to watch at home on a rainy day with croisants and hot chocolate instead of candy and popcorn at the theater.