See These Disney Princesses Become the Women of Game of Thrones

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.

Jessica Chastain Poses As Brave's Merida for Disney

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?

Brave Is Not One of Pixar's Greatest Hits: Review

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.