Movie Review – War Horse

War Horse Review

The story of the mighty steed

Warhorse must have been a great challenge for director Steven Spielberg, the film is a balance between two of its well-established styles, namely, the obvious sentimentality and frightening representations of war. On paper, this looks like a recipe for disaster. On the screen, it crosses very well. Do not ask me how the work is done, because I have no idea. All I know is as clean and abroad Spielberg This is one of those rare films that positively and without a hint of joke can be described using terms such as snapshots “crowd” and “tearjerker”. I can not deny that these are naturally manipulative. But again, it’s kind of the way the stories are. Moreover, it is evident that enjoy a degree be manipulated. If we did, there would be no reason to go to the movies at all.

Based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo and his theatrical adaptation in 2007, the film takes place in Europe in the early twentieth century, especially during World War begins, however, in the immediately preceding years. The opening scene sets the tone; pastures in Devon, England, a mare gives birth to a foal when a teenager named Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) looks away in amazement. Shortly thereafter, Albert’s father a drunk shellshocked named Ted (Peter Mullan) buys the colt at auction. Really he could not afford, but rival bidder was so energetic Lyon (David Thewlis), who just happens to own farmland Ted and his family rented. Of course, everyone around Ted thinks he has made a mistake. The horse is spirit and not entirely adapted to pull a plow.

Ted’s wife, Rose (Emily Watson) is also upset about the purchase, for fear it will ruin the family financially. Albert, on the other hand, immediately bonds with the horse named Joey. He became convinced that Joey can be trained to work in the field, allowing his family to plant their crops and earn enough money to pay the rent, which has already spread. Although there are some well-written scenes showing Joey prove himself as a farm animal, it is quickly overshadowed by the outbreak of war, at what time Joey is sold to the cavalry. As was taken from the village in an almost jubilant procession, Albert joins the army tape his father to Joey reins and promises that cries that whatever happens the water, they will find the new one.

Then begins extraordinary journey of Joey as a warhorse, which will hold the next four years. It will be delivered to France, as the horse promoted to Captain Nicholls of the British Army (Tom Hiddleston), it became a carrier body for the German army, helping two German soldiers young (David Kross and Leonard Carol), then in his attempt to escape, find their way into the home of a sickly French girl (Celine Buckens) and overprotective grandfather (Niels Arestrup), and finally to be captured by the Germans and forced to heavy machinery with dozens of other horses. Even with intense sequences of people who are shot and stabbed in the heat of battle, it is only the most heartbreaking scene of the whole movie. These animals are beaten, bloody and exhausted. Some fall and instantly receive a bullet in the head, adding heaps of dead horses scattered along the sides of the road bodies.

Some of the film is deeply unpleasant, there can be no argument. But you know Spielberg: Even in the darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of hope. And blows all, is not that why we love so much? He is able to see the good in all situations, and who believes in a happy ending? Spielberg is the kind of director who firmly holds that childlike sense of wonder and optimism, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it might even be healthy. writers and film directors cynics have made many great films, but really, how many times we have to remember that life is difficult? I think we’re better than it was recalled that despite the harshness of life, the possibility of happiness.

In that sense, I am not interested in a discussion about how the story is implausible. For a few minutes I found myself trying to logically analyze a climactic scene when Joey is released from a tangle of barbed wire; the circumstances, not to mention the opposing ideologies of saviors Joey, do such a thing impossible. But then I came to my senses – this is a film that works on emotions, not the brain. I have had otherwise. We tend to be a little caviler with labels such as buddy movie and a love story, which is a shame because, in doing so, end up losing their power. War Horse is the deepest of the buddy movie and love story type, and makes absolutely no difference to a human character, while the other is not. It is a celebration of links we do – and we hope that the obligations that we share for the rest of our lives.

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