The Black Stallion
Ok so I have been making my way through all the popular horse movies because I have major horse fever. I had watched a few of them as a kid, but I figured watching them now would provide an enlightening experience.
Now I am not one that is typically bothered by far fetched movies, but I could only watch a little over an hour of The Black Stallion. I loved looking at the horse and seeing things I would have never looked at before (it's interesting to look at his ears when he's on the beach first letting the kid near him, one of them always seems to be pointed off the screen to the side, perhaps listening to a trainer). I had such a problem with the logistics and details of the movie though.
1) The kid sleeps on the beach for days, you see him waking up in the sand at least twice, and he doesn't get a sunburn or even a tan!
2)However hard it might be, a kid his age could possibly survive on an island like that, but there is no grass or food of any sort in sight for that horse. It's such a barren island, that horse would not have lived long there. The kid would have had to get him hundreds of pounds of seaweed, and who knows how great salty seaweed is for a horse. He also didn't have any water to drink, salt water would kill the horse easily.
3)Really? The horse lived in the kids backyard when he got home, that grass would have been gone in 2 days.
4)When the horse broke out of the kids backyard, he chased him for MILES! He ended up walking to some random rural area which seemed to be a vast distance from his town, and of course his mom isn't looking for him or anything of the sort.
5)I turned it off when they started "training" the horse. It was the most spastic looking longe line session and they are jumping all over a bucking horse trying to throw a saddle on him. Honestly, couldn't they have shown them getting him used to a saddle and putting it on a calm horse to make it more realistic.
I realize I am being a major stickler and a bit of a debbie downer when it comes to the movie, normally things like that wouldn't bother me. I didn't really like the movie which I imagine puts me in the minority here. But the horse was gorgeous, and I loved watching him run!