This OHP Wednesday is dedicated to all things Scottish and Disney/Pixar's BRAVE!
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I might have mentioned my love for the Outlander series (by Diana Gabaldon)...
once or twice before.
Well, reading those books got me really interested in Scotland.
I fell in
lust love with Kevin McKidd (ok, and Ray Stevenson) after watching Rome, on HBO.
And then, of course, men in kilts don't hurt either...
(Nice view! heheheh)
Am I right??
I actually have a point here, and the point is this...
I have been DYING to see the new Disney/Pixar move BRAVE, since I first heard about it via Kevin McKidd's FB page! :-)
I know it was in the theaters for a while but we just aren't movie people. My BF has back and joint problems and it's difficult for him to sit still for that long! (Like a toddler, I swear.)
So, that leaves me with waiting for the DVD or even HBO. Once in a blue moon I'll buy a movie, if I am really interested.
Well, luckily for me, I don't have to buy BRAVE, because I was graciously given a copy to review...
AAAAND one to GIVE AWAY TO ONE OF YOU!!
How awesome if that?
Obviously my love of all things Disney (and maybe Scotland!) is well known. haha
So, here are the things I loved:
Set in Scotland? CHECK
(What can I say? I have an obsession. Highland games, hoorah!)
(See above. Obsession. I can't wait to sit down and watch some of the extras that are included on the DVD, just for MORE ACCENTS!)
An adorable, feisty heroine with gorgeous red hair? CHECK
(Really, that hair is to die for! So vibrant and realistic looking! I love how detailed Disney/Pixar stuff is. )
New songs to sing along to? CHECK
(Honestly, before I even saw the movie or got this opportunity - I'm talking months ago - I had 2 songs from the soundtrack downloaded to my iPod. I love Disney music, it's one thing that never fails to make me smile. I also really like Celtic music, modern and not so modern, and loved hearing the Celtic instruments. Mumford and Sons being on the soundtrack doesn't hurt either!!)
A mystical/magical vibe that I really love? CHECK
(I took quite a few literature classes in college that discussed magical realism, and I've always been a fan of "believable" magic. Loved the will-o'-the-wisps, the witch and her spell, all of it. )
Amazing Scottish scenery? CHECK
(It's breathtaking, even for an animated feature! A special blog friend of mine who has visited Scotland many times and actually SAW BRAVE in the theater there(!!) confirmed the scenery is amazing and extremely true to real life. I'll have to take her word for it since I have only been there in my dreams. *sigh*)
Important messages? CHECK
(As with all things Disney, there are lessons and morals. Among many things, Merida learns to stand up for herself, to challenge tradition, to remember where she came from, to (finally) listen to her mama, and to be BRAVE! )
I could go on but I think you get the idea.
I loved the movie and am thrilled to have this opportunity to add it to my Disney collection for when I have kids (and can teach them to love all things Disney/Pixar as much as I do)!!
And, in case you missed it, I (may) HAVE ONE FOR YOU!
(Hopefully you, yes you! You who is reading this post at this very moment!)
To be sure they've covered all the bases this is a multi disc collectors edition, and you get a copy in basically every format I've ever heard of! (DVD, BluRay, 3D, digital)
Get to entering below!!
In case you don't win or want more than one copy, you can grab it HERE on Amazon.
*As mentoned above, I received a copy of this film to review.
All opinions are (obviously?) my own.
I'm not sure Disney even thought about the sexy Scottish accent factor.
Probably did though, they are marketing geniuses.
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