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This is a GREAT animated movie by Pixar.  I remember hearing about how it increased archery sales for young children.  I started archery training with Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim as part of my training at Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy.

This animation is about a young Scottish girl named Merida who wants to live her life her own way, not under the constrictions of someone else's rules.  Merida wants to be independent.  But she can't because of her mother Queen Elinor. So she gets a witch's spell to "change" her mother, not thinking clearly what "change" meant.  This is the typical "Be careful of what you wish for" plot line.

Her journey opens up her realization of how much she really loves her mother and has not appreciated anything her mother has done for her.


When faced with the other bear, Mordu, Queen Elinor's motherly instincts kick in to fight him from killing Merida. When Mordu is finally killed, it is revealed that Mordu is the other person whom the witch tricked and turned into a bear... the 4th son who rebelled against the clans to try to claim his own power and death released him from his fate as a bear.

The realism of Pixar's animations is amazing.  Often, the scenes look like real images... the water, mountains... even the horse!

When Merida is doing her archery, it brings back all the awesome reasons why I like to do archery too!


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Apr. 25th, 2013 07:35 am (UTC)
Merida has more personality than the other princesses and her story doesn't totally revolve around her and a man. I also like this movie because the setting is Scotland, and I like Scotland.
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