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I saw it[Brave], and liked a lot about it, but I'm not sure that I would take a child to see it - at least without discussing it. Parts of its message are really anti-biblical. The animation is fantastic, and Merida's beautiful red hair is mesmerizing! I also liked the theme of the importance of the famiy bond and forgiveness - particularly between mother-daughter.

But it was FILLED with spiritism and darkish magic, to the point that I felt it was preachy. It's set in pre-Christian era Scotland - with all their druid type culture. Merida learns to follow little blue lights/apparitions called wisps that lead her to her fate, where she meets a witch in a magical stonehenge-reminiscent setting (which her horse wouldn't enter into). The witch then casts a spell that is the catalyst for Merida's journey in the movie. It's taught that you should trust the wisps to lead you to a safe place and you can trust them. While I like a good fairy tale, these apparitions seemed strangely occultic, moreso than your typical "fairy godmother" or other such fairy-tale characteristics.

pistache , Rapture Ready 49 Comments [7/9/2012 3:49:18 AM]
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OhJohnNo

This seems paranoid to me - quite tame for RR, but still fundie.

7/9/2012 4:04:56 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Because they all would have been screaming about Jay-Zuz in pre-Christian era Scotland!

Twit.

7/9/2012 4:12:12 AM

Raised by Horses

Scared that a new (and well-animated) piece of fiction is going to savage your prized piece of fiction? Some faith.

7/9/2012 4:15:38 AM

Netboy

Is it just me or is it possible to interpret the OP's name as Piss take.
Is this person just baiting the RR's?

7/9/2012 4:40:57 AM

Elia

Um, it's pre-Christian Scotland. What did you THINK they were going to be talking about?

Jeez, these people have almost no concept of any time before Christianty bulldozed its way into the wider world.

7/9/2012 4:59:14 AM

Filin De Blanc

How dare they have religions other than Christianity in pre-Christian Scotland!

7/9/2012 5:06:48 AM

Mister Spak

"It's taught that you should trust the wisps to lead you to a safe place and you can trust them."

It sounds like your mythology, which is filled with spiritism and stupidish thinking.


7/9/2012 5:12:08 AM



;.;

7/9/2012 5:52:07 AM

D Laurier

I wanted to see this movie, and now i want to see it even more.

Honestly pistache, the only thing christianity didnt steal from pre-christian cultures, is the notion that all people are worthless scum that deserve to be tortured forever.

7/9/2012 6:08:28 AM

Doubting Thomas

I'm shocked and appalled that a cartoon set in pre-Christian Scotland portrayed religious beliefs other than Christianity! Boycott! BOYCOTT!!!!

7/9/2012 6:13:02 AM

Nicole

Pistache has clearly never read pre-20th century fairytales. They are FULL of magic and "occultic" things. She'd probably wet her pants if she ever read anything like The Goose Girl or The Six Swans.

7/9/2012 6:13:59 AM

dionysus

Fundy is frightened and threatened by something that every sane person in the world knows is pure fiction #910293847583958903958382717383949112484850843

7/9/2012 6:14:50 AM

breakerslion

"darkish"? Dark ... ish? Isn't that just a little stupidesque?

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So anything that appears to validate some other superstitious fiction is heretical? Is that how it works? Do you have the same trouble distinguishing Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy from reality?

7/9/2012 6:20:28 AM

Mayhem

"to the point that I felt it was preachy."

You people lost the right to comment on anyone's preachiness long ago.

7/9/2012 6:45:50 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Oh come on. Fairy tales (at least the modern versions) are all like this. Honestly, at this point I'm surprised he doesn't care that the movie has a strong female lead character. I would think a fundie would be siding with Elinor up until the spoilers happen.

Also... why, in the name of all that is good and holy, did the Ruptured Retard feel it necessary to describe the hair of an adolescent, animated fictional character? What does that tell us about him?

7/9/2012 6:47:10 AM

Filin De Blanc

"Also... why, in the name of all that is good and holy, did the Ruptured Retard feel it necessary to describe the hair of an adolescent, animated fictional character?"

The CGI on her hair is really, really good. It's just an aesthetic appreciation, I wouldn't read anything sinister into it.

7/9/2012 6:51:53 AM

MarylandBear

Also... why, in the name of all that is good and holy, did the Ruptured Retard feel it necessary to describe the hair of an adolescent, animated fictional character? What does that tell us about him?

Human hair is very difficult to do properly in computer animation. That's why it took Pixar so long to do their first film with primarily human leads (The Incredibles) and even then, the hair was often kinda Ken doll-looking.

In Brave, though, Merida has absolutely gorgeous, flowing, curly red hair. It would be impressive work from the stylists if it were a live-action movie, and for a CGI movie, it's jaw-dropping.

Oh, it's also a darn good movie.

7/9/2012 6:58:40 AM

Philbert McAdamia

While I like a good fairy tale,

Well, fairy tales, yeah, but not necessarily good ones, you bet your bippy, Christer.


@ Brendan Rizzo
why, in the name of all that is good and holy, did the Ruptured Retard feel it necessary to describe the hair of an adolescent, animated fictional character? What does that tell us about him?

He likes redheads. So do I. I'm still in lust for Jessica Rabbit.

I plead insanity.
Insanity?
That's right, insanity. I'm just crazy about that stuff.

7/9/2012 6:59:25 AM

Thinking Allowed

It's set in pre-Christian era Scotland

I'm surprised they went to see it at all.

7/9/2012 7:10:10 AM

Filin De Blanc

I can't imagine how awful it must be to live like these people, where you can't enjoy freaking anything because it's "occultic" or has gay people in it or whatever. Why would a person voluntarily imprison their own mind like that?

7/9/2012 7:14:07 AM

tmarcl

I never cease to be amazed by how hard it is for you folks to tell the difference between fantasy and reality. Every - and I mean literally every movie, book, play, whatever that has any sort of non-Christian theme is taken by you as a sign of indoctrination. To the rest of us, it's perfectly obvious that it's just fiction, and a part of storytelling. We realize that there's no wizardry school in England teaching children to cast spells, or attempts to get video gamers to worship goddesses, or movie makers trying to make small children follow druidic beliefs - they're just stories.

Why can't you accept that?

7/9/2012 7:18:46 AM

Meishayuri

Really? Really? It's a STORY. A fantasy STORY. Why do people like this always pull out "the occult" stick out of their ass whenever it pleases them?

7/9/2012 7:44:58 AM

Berny

I was expecting a more spittle flecked rant for the first fundie review of "Brave". This one leaves me vaguely unsatisfied.
I'm sure we'll see better over the next month

7/9/2012 8:08:04 AM

Alleyprowler

It seems to me that pistache really enjoyed the movie but had to throw in some weird caveats because it wasn't explicitly pro-Christian. It's kind of sad, really.

7/9/2012 8:44:36 AM

John

You must think eight year olds are amazingly stupid to think wispy lights will lead them to a safe place because it said so in a cartoon.

7/9/2012 8:52:32 AM
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