The Moviegoer: The Girl with the Bear of a Problem

Each week in┬áThe Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films.During the first act of Pixar's new film Brave, young Princess Merida shrieks defiantly at her mother, "I want my freedom!" And, to some degree, her youthful, bold resistance is understandable. As is customary for the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch, the Princess must marry one of the three lords' firstborn sons. Determined to refuse any forced betrothal and pursue what she wants (marriage or otherwise), Merida decides … [Read more...]