“Brave is about a headstrong teenage-ish girl named Merida, the princess daughter to a doting king and a loving but stern queen, who, in the spirit of all good tomboy princesses, doesn’t want to be married off to some random lordling. That’s the basic setup of Brave, a standard princess tale in the true Disney tradition. But wait, why can’t Pixar’s first head girl take a balloon adventure to Venezuela or go traveling to Sydney to find a lost loved one or cook beautiful food in a Parisian kitchen? She’s just a girl who doesn’t want to get married?”—I did a ‘Brave’ review. (And an ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ review. Yiiikes.)
A direct quote from The Times newspaper, talking about a Peter Ustinov documentary and saying that “highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector”.
Even better than “we invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin”.