06:08 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 04/07/2014 11:00AM
The Disney universe wouldn't seem to have much in common with the violent, depraved world of Game of Thrones. Sure, both have princes, castles and (occasionally) dragons, but in the seven kingdoms of Westeros, a knight in shining armor is more likely to push a kid out a window than rescue a fair maiden.
But DeviantART user DjeDjehuti noticed another core similarity: Both Disney and Game of Thrones offer a wide range of unique female characters. The prospect of a mashup was just too tempting to pass up.
Originally posted 01/09/2014 01:00PM
If Angelina Jolie can play Maleficent in a live-action movie about Sleeping Beauty's wicked nemesis, what's to stop Jessica Chastain from grabbing a bow and arrow and stepping into the boots of Brave's heroine Merida for celebrated photog Annie Leibovitz?
Originally posted 06/26/2012 01:45PM
A lead character who's not all that likeable until the movie's almost over? Well now, that is brave. It's also not a terrific idea.
Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is petulant, snotty and irresponsible – in other words, a teenager. But the archery-loving Scottish princess also lacks empathy and is cruel to her fiercely traditional mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), and that's harder to swallow. Worse, though, is Brave's nutty central plot twist.
The spoiler-lite gist is that after visiting a witch (a kicky Julie Walters) in hopes of avoiding marriage to one of the dorky sons of a nearby clan, Merida leaves with a darkly magical charm that sends her on a life-altering quest.
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