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Pixar's 'Brave' Trailer: 'Mulan' Meets 'Braveheart' and a Bunch of Red Hair

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Hey, do you like girls doing archery? Do you not want to give in to watching The Hunger Games trailer? At last, a solution: Brave, a Pixar film about a Scottish princess that, like so many a princess heroine, is not content with sitting around being princessly. Surrounded by weak, sniveling young male population, Princess Merinda hopes to rise up to show her comparative mettle, but you know how the Scottish Highlands were; even Mel Gibson had a hard time getting people to back him, and he was Mel Gibson. Anyway, you get the idea. Gender politics! Adventure! Here's the trailer. From the visuals alone, already this film is way better than Vehicles with Eyes 2.

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