Politically correct critics crybabied for a Pixar film with a female protagonist and with “Brave” they finally have one. What the rest of us got, though, is a pretty weak entry in the Pixar canon: an original fairy tale sure to delight the kids while leaving adults out in the cold. We’ve pretty much seen it all before. Like the rest of us, these politically correct crybaby critics deserved better. Set in Scotland when there were still clans and kings and queens, “Brave” introduces us to Merida, a princess just old enough to be married off but not docile enough to allow such a thing to happen. Merida is a tomboy, a free spirit, who lives for those rare days when she’s out from under her loving mother’s thumb and free to blaze through the lush forest...
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Nov 10th 2012