Disney/Pixar premiered the final theatrical trailer for Brave yesterday, giving us a few more hints as to where the story will go. Three hi-res stills from the trailer have now been released, two of which are likely strong hints as to where the story is heading in acts two and three. As always, if you would rather stay in the dark about even small story hints, no one is forcing you to take a look at these. For all others, take a look at the gorgeous stills after the jump!
It is hard to classify what is or is not a spoiler before the release of films. What we think might be a spoiler, may turn out to be nothing of the sort once we view the film. That is why I am always cautious, but Pixar’s promotional track record is consistently good – the trailers often keep major story elements out of sight. As a result, we usually complain about wishing to see more, but I believe it’s for our own good. That is why we have been wowed by Pixar films – the trailers may not be the greatest, due to their mysterious direction, but ultimately we walk out of the theater blown away by what we witnessed.
Take a look at the three stills below:
Clearly, that last still is the biggest one here. While some may dub it a spoiler, I think of it more as a strong hint – nobody but people who have worked on or seen the film know what brought the story here and where it is going.
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate.
“Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor that audiences of all ages around the world have come to eagerly expect. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
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