Pixar's newest features another empowered princess who's interested in more than boys and dancing....
A Participant says:
After Hunger Games, that's gonna about do it for "chicks with bows and arrows flicks".
From the NY Times:
- Movie Reviews -
Who Needs a Prince When Fun's Afoot?
The 3-D animated film "Brave" has a female protagonist who finds independence outdoors and tradition indoors.
So how did you perceive the 12 ladies, Lauri? I made mine training warriors with 12 different personalities.
@ James - They varied, but the lead liked to ride horses, hunt with her hawk, shoot her bow (lotta that going around), and learn to fight.
And Brave kicked butt at the BO this weekend...
"Brave" has the weekend gross, world wide with 157 Million.
Excellent for 3 days.
There definitely is potential for a great female ensemble, but I think it is important for the other 11 to be less complex then December. They should only exist as an ally or foil to December and Yannick. It is especially important that they only ever exist in the context of D and Y.
I agree completely. I took Jan. thru Nov. and made them everything from sister who acts more like the others mother (Jan), to Nov. who's a sad sack that sobs about everything. I tried to tie a personalty with their name like July, the hot and sexy one, and Feb. who loves everyone and so on.
December is the baby, the most non-caring and arrogant of them all who only thinks of herself until she meets the new protagonist (Yannick no longer exist) who is exactly like her. Now he's treated by her her like he has treated others. It's their journey together that lets them see how they are viewed by others and what stinkers they have been. All this happens as they fall in love and both change into caring people who may have to sacrifice their own life to save another. In the end they both discover the meaning of "True Love" as one WILL sacrifice what they want most for what the other one needs.
I only detailed January and December in my proposal (Damn i wish i could have had more space to write!). Here's my exert about them:
Though the Royal Guards are fiercely loyal to the king, despite his madness, it is January who is really running the kingdom. As the oldest daughter the responsibility has fallen to her. As a result her demeanor can be very business like at times, often causing her to come over as a comander-in-chief rather than a big sister. She has a very kind soul however and once she lets her hair down she can party with the best of them.
Being the youngest of 12 sisters, December has grown up with a great deal of patience. Though very practical and disciplined she has a great sense of humor but can be a little pessimistic at times. She is more reserved than any of her sisters, not shy, but certainly not as outgoing as the rest.
Her love for Yannick stems from their being kindred spirits. While Yannick 's isolation is due to his not being from this world, December is isolated because she is simply drowned out by her older sisters. They are essentially both looking for a place in the world, and through each other they find one.
So to speak, the 12 Princesses sounds more like
Tinkerbell series (film).
But, many congrats to the winners of the contest.
I've had my ideas and can't stop with the interest
with this Grimm Brothers' fable, so...
My collaborator and I will be publishing a children's
book, under the great story 12 Princesses.
Tah tah for now, see you at Barnes and Noble.
@Lauri, in regards to "empowered women", don't you think that the emphasis of women wanting more then boys and dancing is something that has been expressed enough? I think cinema should start veering away from the emphasis that women are more then just idealized 1950s stereotypes.
Its time to portray PEOPLE. People who like to dance, like to flirt and have fun, because both genders very much do. A women can like to hunt or defy imposed conventions, but they can additionally dote on men they like, blush when they are pursued, and cut a bit@h that goes after her man.
It is real, it happens in our society. Empowered Princess protagonists can STILL be very interested in boys and dancing. It doesn't diminish their strengths.
Just my opinion...
No problem showing SOME princesses interested in boys and dancing.
12 princess who are ALL interested in NOTHING BUT boys and dancing is dull and doesn't reflect the range of interests of modern girls.
12 characters of any type who are all interested in all the same things can get pretty dull...