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War Horse (2011)

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War Horse (2011)


Jeremy Irvine
Emily Watson
Peter Mullan
David Thewlis
Benedict Cumberbatch

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Distributed by Touchstone Pictures

I have seen many cool movies and War Horse is one but as for interest and fun while watching that may be on the shaky side, as the movie kinda drags sometimes as you eagerly wait to see what’s next.

My opinion of this movie is that Spielberg may not have put his all into the movie, having to sit through 2 hrs 15 mins, you start to get bored after going half way, and then the interest starts again towards the end.

Based on a children’s book of the same name, War Horse has something that catches my attention which is the set.

The set, was so well detailed you will actually believe this is World War 1, the script too has to be given credit as we get to travel on both sides of the battle, feeling joy, pain, loss and tragedy.

The story is simple, in Devon (England) a young boy named Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine), befriends a horse named Joey. During the War in 1914, Albert's father, Ted (Peter Mullan), sells the animal to the cavalry.

What follows are series of fortunate and unfortunate events in which Joey sees the war from nearly every angle. He will gallop under the noble Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston), haul artillery for the Germans, brighten the days of an orphaned French girl (Celine Buckens) and end up stranded between sides in No Man's Land.
Joey reflects the times and peoples that me met during his travels.

The movie is what you make of it but you have to be proud of the cinematography, it was a masterpiece if am allowed to say so, the camera angles and some of the shots were so well done you have to dip your hat in appreciation, it was done by Academy Award winner for best cinematographer in Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan (also Spielberg films) Janusz Kamiński, who works with Spielberg on some of his greats including The Adventures of Tintin.

War Horse became a box office success earning over $ 170 million and was met with positive critical reviews from notable critics. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. It also got two Golden Globe Awards and five BAFTAs nominations, winning known. War Horse won film of the year in 2011 from American Film Institute.

War horse is a drama true and true with all the perfection of Spielberg to make sure that you enjoy the fun of your sit through.


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