Sunday, 15 January 2012

Review: War Horse

My next review for the year is Steven Spielberg's new war epic "War Horse". Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo and the enormously successful Tony award winning west end stage play, "War Horse" is a story of courage, love and friendship. A young farm boy named Albert and his beloved horse named Joey find themselves separated as Joey is signed as a military horse in the first world war and goes on a hard journey through the horror of the war itself in order to be reunited with Albert. What Spielberg captures is just how terrifying war can be, as he did in "Saving Private Ryan", but at the same time is still able to make it a little bit family friendly. But don't let that put you off as it's just beautifully filmed and the horse itself is incredible to watch as an actor and the war sequences are just superb as Spielberg really knows how to make that stuff look good. However that being said it's a bit sentimental in some sense and with some of the acting, but "War Horse" is still an incredible story that's full of heart and Spielberg I think has done a great job of making it suitable for all ages. While it's not as amazing as the stage play, I shall give "War Horse" a decent;

4/5-Very Good

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