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        03-10-2013, 10:27 AM
      #11
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    I saw the play in London and loved it. I was dubious about the movie and rightly so - the part where he was caught in the barb wire had me roaring with laughter!
         
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        03-10-2013, 01:13 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Id love to see the stage play of this, Not got round to it yet sadly.. I've seen clips of the 'puppets' and they look amazing :)
         
        03-10-2013, 01:30 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I am going to see the play on March 16, Can't wait.
         
        03-10-2013, 02:06 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
    I am going to see the play on March 16, Can't wait.
    Taffy is taking me to the play. We became friends through this site and vacationed together last fall in KY.
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        03-10-2013, 02:08 PM
      #15
    Trained
    I have read the book but would love to see the movie
         
        03-10-2013, 02:24 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Play trailer
         
        03-11-2013, 02:20 PM
      #17
    Showing
    The book was okay. I mean, it wasn't real factual and it was pretty fluffified, but what more can you expect of a kids' book?

    The movie? That was, by far, the very worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life. Movies like that are the main reason why so many first time horse buyers get in way over their head. They see all those movies and then go out and buy a foal or a stallion or adopt an unhandled mustang and believe that, if they give them treats and talk to them in a stupid fashion and luv them, that the horse will end up perfect and they'll have this amaazzing majikal bond.

    I went to see it in the theater honestly thinking that it might be an improvement on the book, after all, they had the budget to do whatever they wanted but I was so disappointed. I would have walked out after about 10 minutes but I kept clinging to the ridiculous hope that it might get better.

    Wrong.

    Granted, the acting was good and the movie was well made, but the story and the script was just utter shinola.
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        03-11-2013, 04:28 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    The book was okay. I mean, it wasn't real factual and it was pretty fluffified, but what more can you expect of a kids' book?

    The movie? That was, by far, the very worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life. Movies like that are the main reason why so many first time horse buyers get in way over their head. They see all those movies and then go out and buy a foal or a stallion or adopt an unhandled mustang and believe that, if they give them treats and talk to them in a stupid fashion and luv them, that the horse will end up perfect and they'll have this amaazzing majikal bond.

    I went to see it in the theater honestly thinking that it might be an improvement on the book, after all, they had the budget to do whatever they wanted but I was so disappointed. I would have walked out after about 10 minutes but I kept clinging to the ridiculous hope that it might get better.

    Wrong.

    Granted, the acting was good and the movie was well made, but the story and the script was just utter shinola.
    YES YES YES! Exactly! I have always blamed main stream media for first timer's getting an OTTB and thinking that they can ride it bareback without a bridle because they have a "speshial bond wiff da horsey". It doesn't work like that at all. They get hurt and then go "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME?!".

    I don't know if this was one of the worst movies. I think Flicka has this one beat. I have a personal vendetta against that movie
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        03-11-2013, 05:50 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I have read the book and seen the movie...I like the book better then the movie, however, it just seemed like a 21st century Black Beauty redo to me. I really want to go see the broadway musical! I think the puppeteers are amazing and actually move the puppets to look like real horses.
         
        03-15-2013, 08:24 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Yeh Flicka is a good film :)

    It is a shame that a lot of people don't rate War horse as very good because the build up for it and the promotions etc for it made it seam like it was going to be a great and realistic film and every one seams to think diffrently about it.
         

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