Brijes are magical animal spirits that have been in contact with human beings since the beginning of time. Every human had his brije: The human cared for his brije and vice versa. When the ...
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Brijes are magical animal spirits that have been in contact with human beings since the beginning of time. Every human had his brije: The human cared for his brije and vice versa. When the human turned 13 the old shamans performed the ritual a synchronizing ritual trough which the human and the brije were able to transform into the warrior form: a physical state in which the human acquired the powers of his brije and extraordinary strength needed to perform acts of heroism. Unfortunately hundreds of years ago, with the birth of modern science and technology, this union was severed and humans stopped believing in magic. Written by
Ricardo G. Duprat
I'll start by confessing I didn't see this movie personally, but we found it on a popular online streaming video service and thought we'd give it a try with our kids on a rainy day. And my 8-year olds loved it, they have been asking to see "Brijes 2" which, sadly for them, doesn't exist. From the bits I saw wandering in and out it's a fantasy film mixing up some traditional and invented Mexican fables with more modern history, but I certainly saw nothing that wasn't age appropriate for them, and they loved the fantasy-modern mash up. And it's great to see the Mexican animation film industry 1) making enjoyable films 2) in their own style and not just trying to ape Pixar/Disney and 3) doing so in a culturally sensitive and inventive manner.
My kids also loved Nikté, which is also worth tracking down if this type of film is your thing, or if your kids already saw it and liked it.
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