Wednesday, December 28, 2011

War Horse


Several weeks ago I had the good fortune to attend a pre-screening of the new film, War Horse.  Having little knowledge of the film prior to viewing, I wasn't exactly sure what I was in for.  It sounded like it might be about a war or horses, neither being my cup of tea normally.  But it was directed by Stephen Spielberg, and his work is often flawless.  I was curious and do love a chance to see a I went.

Let me just say here and now that I think everyone should go see this movie!  The cinematography was stunning.  The story, based on both a children's novel and a Broadway play, was powerful and emotional and just plain awesome.  I cried a lot.  It's not giving anything away to say that there are many peaks and valleys in the film.  I think that impressed me the most about the story- how there were so many surprising twists and turns.  It has a broad appeal too, as both men and women will enjoy it.  Honestly, I am not into horses at all.  It doesn't matter a smidge.  I've been praising this film to the moon and back for weeks.  My only advice is to bring a box of tissues. 

Bottom line: War Horse is phenomenal!  Emotionally exhausting but completely fabulous!  I loved it!  I cannot stop telling people to go see this film.  I mean, I've heard mediocre reviews at best about other big films out right now.  Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to War Horse.  I promise you will not be disappointed!

I was not asked to do a write up of any sort.  The post and all opinions within are my own.  I just really really loved this movie and wanted to share in case y'all were looking for a recommendation.


Susan R said...

This is definitely on my list of must see movies. I saw The Adventures of Tintin recently and thought it was great too, but in a different kind of catagory.

Mary Beth said...

Sounds like a great movie. Mr. P and I may have to check it out on our days off this week!

The enchanted home said...

I am definitely going to see it! Such a classic.

REBrown said...

KB wants to see this movie really bad, we're definitely going to have to get out and see it now.

Lori said...

Oh I must see this!! So glad you shared your thoughts on it, thanks!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday and I wish for you many blessings in the new year!!

likeschocolate said...

A little long, but I too loved the movie as did my children.


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