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Episode 13: Brave Review Part 1 – Spoiler Free!

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Morgan and Chelsea get to see an advance screening of Pixar’s hotly anticipated film, Brave. They share their spoiler-free thoughts and impressions about the film.  

**We tried to keep the review as spoiler free as possible, but our definition of spoiler might be different that your definition. So if you don’t want to know anything about the film before it’s released, don’t listen!**


  • Is Brave overhyped?
  • The HAIR is the star of the film
  • Madagascar 3 vs. Brave
  • Setting: old Scotland is beautiful
  • Despite the mystical elements, Brave feels the most “real” of Pixar’s films
  • Did they just do that?!
  • The clans: loveable, who’s your favorite Lord?
  • The suitors: not so desirable, Kronk bodyguard
  • The triplets: hilarious, free reign through the castle
  • Humor: not too over the top, just right
  • Merida and Elinor’s mother/daughter relationship drives the plot
  • Brave is not “the Scottish Mulan”, but it is a LOT like another Disney animated film
  • The music: makes you want to dance, hummable
  • The directors: Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews
  • Very quotable film
  • Best animated film of 2012 so far
  • Merida’s face shape and the official princesses
  • How old is Merida?
  • What do they rate it?
  • Thoughts on La Luna: tender, clever, multi-generational story
  • Always stay till the end

Runtime: 0:39:40, 18.2 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.