Saturday, June 23, 2012

Brave Boys

The morning before we left for Hawaii, Tyler and his daddy went to the El Captian to prescreen the movie Brave. Tyler had been so excited about seeing the film because of the trailers showing horse riding and archery. He talked about getting to see the movie Brave for weeks leading up to the screening. Getting to see a movie at the El Capitan is a nostalgic experience, bringing guests into a different era of Hollywood.

Before the boys made it to Hollywood, they stopped for some breakfast at Starbucks. You can see how excited Tyler was about getting to spend time alone with his daddy for the morning.

The boys took their time looking at the stars along the walk before heading into the theater for the movie. The El Capitan still starts with the traditional organ player before the big movie starts. Both of the boys loved the film. My husband loved the action, and Tyler loved the "bow and arrow." You can enjoy watching Tyler's review of the film here:

After the movie there was an interactive event happening across the street in celebration of the upcoming film. Tyler got a chance to feel like he was right inside the movie just shortly after watching it.

He first started out with the Caber Toss. The Caber Toss is a traditional event in Scotland's Highland Games. The Caber Toss naturally involves tossing cabers. Sounds simple right? A caber, by the way, is a tree - or log that is over 19 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. Maybe not as simple as it looks!

Next he did the Sheaf Toss. This is another traditional Scottish sport in which a pitchfork is used to hurl a burlap bag. The bag is stuffed with straw, and weighs about 16 pounds.

The last sport that Tyler did was the archery. This was like a dream come true for him. He was able to showcase his strength, aim and multitasking. I think that he found his new favorite sport!

Our entire family gave the movie two thumbs up! It was a great movie for the entire family to enjoy during the summer. The movie opened in theaters yesterday!

Disclosure: We were provided with movie tickets for review purposes only.


  1. The Caber Toss is something my 21 yo would love to tackle. It sounds like your guys had a great time!

    1. The Caber Toss was super fun! I even want to try it one day. :)

  2. What fun!!! Love watching movies at the El Capitan. What a great experience.

    1. Thank you! There is so much history surrounding the theater that makes it extra special!

  3. I love it!!! Great job Tyler! Now I really want to see BRAVE!

  4. We love seeing films at the El Cap! And how fun that they had Brave themed activities. The kids would have loved it!

  5. Cute! So neat that he goto to try the physical activities.

  6. Super cute! I can't to take my kids to see the movie.

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