Number of Times Seen – 2 (10 Jan 2012 and and 20 Feb 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Epic film that shows the war of all wars in across Europe through the perspective of a British horse that moves from master to master as the war wages on.
My Take on it – This is the kind of film that pretty much only Spielberg could make with such precision.
We are able to see both the horrors of war in epic style while also seeing a horse seek its master through all the chaos.
This film is quite heartwarming in many aspects because we get to see that amidst all the chaos and Hell of war, we get to see a commonality of many diverse characters as they come into contact with this horse on his journey through Europe.
This is essentially an ensemble film because there really isn’t any one character besides the horse who appears the whole way through, but each of the characters playing the smaller parts do a great job putting it all together.
I’m still a bit perplexed how a story with such an epic scope like this was able to be done as a stage play before the adaptation to the screen.
Bottom Line – Spielberg does this film in epic style and shows both the horror of war while at the same time touches the heart with a story of an animal essentially seeking its master through all the chaos. Heartwarming in many aspects and the journey we are taken on brings us to meet so many diverse characters who all seem to have one major thing in common along the way. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Steven Spielberg stated that the only digital effects used in the movie were three shots that lasted three seconds, and it was done to ensure the safety of the horse involved. Spielberg was quoted as saying, “That’s the thing I’m most proud of. Everything you see on screen really happened.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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