Merida wants to undo the magic and get her mother back but it will only happen when the 'bond that was broken with pride is fixed.'
Merida's younger brothers are absolutely adorable. They're little rascals who, also, turn into bears.
I think it's really cool that even though there is a lot of magic going on in this movie, the villain is just a bear. I mean, he wasn't a bear at first, but after the alloted time had passed, he truly became a bear... That is until he died. The different clans squabble with each other, but there aren't any malicious people that purposely try to instigate any problems in this world. There's some confusion when everyone tries to kill the queen, but it gets sorted out. In the end, Merida cries a la Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" where instead of the Beast transforming back into his normal handsome self, it's Merida' mother, the queen, who transforms after we get a close-up of tears falling down Merida's cheek.
I liked this movie a lot. It had a lot of fun and quirky characters. It had a heart-warming message about family and really funny jokes throughout.
There was a really annoying and noisy family sitting next to us at the theater, but that's another story.