Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review Of : War Horse

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Just watched "WAR HORSE" today. (:

Directed By Steven Spielberg 

Acted By Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis

Synopsis : 
Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse - an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. 

( Source : Dreamworks )

A really heart-warming, touching story.

A great movie which tells the sorrow & hardship in war through the perspective of a horse. This was really interesting. The film touches alot on loyalty,  friendship, family-bonds, & of course the hardship of war. It was indeed a really spectacular film. Not just it's touching, but it also contains a few hilarious dialogues too. ;)  

Storyline & plot was like I said, touching & inspirational. 
Acting. I was really surprised  on how they made Joey ( the horse) act so wonderfully in the film, how he bonded with the many actors in different scenes. The acting of the humans was of course as remarkable as Joey too. :P  
Visually, the movie was really spectacular. The beautiful landscapes in the film was stunning. (have to watch on the big screen!) 

Btw, this film was nominated for 6 OSCARs in the Academy Awards. (:

A truly stunning, inspirational story;emotionally & visually. Highly recommended. 

My Rating?

Plot : 4.25/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Effects** : 3.75/5
OVERALL : 8.5/10.



Iriene said...

I love this movie - a different perspective... from the eyes of Joey
the horse. A real life story (memoirs) in real life world! Hope this movie wins big in the Oscar :)

Nath said...

BF said I'm going to tear watching this show and I did! *claps

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Iriene, Agreed! :D

@Nath, Maybe, it's a quite touching film. :)

Rahul said...

War Horse is an exceptional film. But I do believe that this ToI review has been more generous to it that many Western critics. Although not commercially unsuccessful, this film is clearly not oriented towards non-artistic film goers. But even from an artistic point of view, the war-theme depicted has nothing to offer that other classics like Saving Private Ryan or No Man's Land haven't already done. The only refreshingly new scene in the movie was the (fictional) banter between a German and an English soldier engaged in freeing Joey, when he's stuck in the cross-fire. Fictional or not, Spielberg did manage to bring forth the (animal loving) human being behind the rifle triggers and bayonets, and for that he deserves credit. I loved the movie and so high rate it high. But no harm in expecting greater things from the greatest.

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Rahul, Very detailed & precise review. (: Yes, I agree with you, the idea of War Horse was really good. (:

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)