Director(s): Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell. Voices: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson. 100 min. Rated PG. Animation.
Long story short ... it's all about hair. The long fuzzy red Irish hair, because everything else falls short. There's no doubt that Pixar works miracles by detailing the heroine's hair, to the point that when it's covered in the archery competition sequence, its deficiency proves it already has a character of its own. But there's not much going on in terms of story or character development or take-home message for kids beyond that. And we have the obligatory second arrow slicing the first one in half on the bulls-eye - this time in slow-motion.