The previews didn't exactly prepare me for every little plot detail, but the overall theme and such was consistent with what I expected. I half expected a type of Black Cauldron tale, but got one more along the lines of The Little Mermaid. (Both Little Mermaid and Brave are tales about crazy gingers.)
This movie was a little frisky at points! And sometimes I was scared, and twice I cried.
It certainly leaves room for a sequel.
It's the kind of movie you want to cuddle up with... like a giant bear, (giant STUFFED bear.) The characters were adorable, and cute, and possessed relatable, squishy flaws, (not like some shows that are so desperate for flawed characters that they'll make every character so vastly flawed that they're downright inwardly-disfigured. Ahem, Downton Abby.)
Princess Merida doesn't want to get married, but her mother the queen wants her to get married, (if she doesn't get married, their country will likely have to go to war.) So Merida storms out into the night searching for an answer to her problems, but what she gets is a bigger problem... a very "bigger" problem.
Overall, it was SO cute, and should have aired in time for Mothers' Day.
Stay for the end.