[QUOTE=LittleMissMagic;1114868]See, I must be a weirdo, because the only thing that stopped me from bawling my eyes out when Merida started crying to her mother about how much she loved her (I’m really trying not to spoil… I hope that didn’t ruin the movie for anyone) was that I was sitting next to Max and his mother.
I also had the urge to cry when she climbed the falls because it was just so beautiful. Gosh, I’m weird.[/QUOTE]
Climbing the falls was breath-takingly beautiful. I could see where when might tear up (I was keyed up with that entire sequence of leaving the castle for the day–that’s where the visual effects really popped out at me!).
The end with Merida & her mom was just too predictable. You knew (as an adult, kids might be different) what was about to take place.
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If this wasn’t a kids’ film, an ending that would have put a lump in my throat is not getting the happy ending. Having her destiny changed because it couldn’t be undone. Imagine watching mother walk away, never to come back. THAT would have had me in tears, and would have been a powerful lesson on choices, words, & lasting consequences!