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    10-03-2010, 12:48 PM
  #21
Weanling
I went to the pre-screening in my town this past week; it's a fantastic movie. Even my SO, who thought he'd get a good two hour snooze at best, enjoyed it and said that we'd buy it when it came out on DVD.
     
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    10-06-2010, 02:48 PM
  #22
Foal
I'll be going to see it! I agree with NinthHeroine. I'm not a huge fan of racing and the industry..but the movie still looks pretty good! :)
     
    10-06-2010, 02:57 PM
  #23
Yearling
Are you kidding me!! I am pumped for it!!!!!! Can't wait to see it this Friday
     
    10-11-2010, 01:42 AM
  #24
Weanling
I just saw it tonight and it was awesome. I really enjoyed it but I like pretty much every horse movie out there lol. It is right up there with Dreamer, Ruffian and all of those plus all the other horse movies in the world. I even have Shergar on DVD :] I am a horse freak for sure.

I have a framed picture of Secretariat in the winner's circle for the Kentucky Derdy with a real lock of his hair. Only so many of them were made. It is gorgeous. Got it as a gift a while back. Sorry took the picture with my phone :]

     
    10-11-2010, 01:50 AM
  #25
Banned
I am not a huge fan of the racing industry, but I am not a fanatic the other way either. But I don't plan to see the movie, I also have not seen the Seabuscuit movie, unless you ladies can make me rethink my ways.

I owned lots of racehorses as a kid, they were actually my dads but at the time in England (I have no idea of the rules now) children were not allowed in the winners enclosure, but owners could not be refused. So my dad owned all of the horses in my name. It was cool at the time, and while I am no complete softie now, and I know horses have their purpose, I am not a fan of the race industry.

So I don't plan to give my money supporting the race industry. Am I wrong?
     
    10-11-2010, 04:15 AM
  #26
Weanling
I do agree with you Alex with the industry today but I do have a great amount of respect for the older racehorses. Secretariat was not built like some elegant, spindly legged, not good for racing at all, Thoroughbred like they are now. People decided to be stupid as they have been with all other animals and things they can get their hands on and breed the racehorses to be "prettier" instead of durable. Unlike the racehorses now Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Cigar, etc. were built stronger and more like quarter horses, short and compact. I did an entire project on the breeding of Thoroughbreds and when it started to change from durability to elegance and looks.

So while I do not agree with or support it now I would have supported it then.
     
    10-11-2010, 06:33 PM
  #27
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by EventersBabe    
Going with my boyfriend. And my parents
we saw the sneak peak and loved it. The movie is definitely worth seeing more then once :) even my girlfriend's parents loved it
     
    10-11-2010, 06:54 PM
  #28
Showing
Alex, I am not a fan of the industry either but I really don't think that any of the money from the movies goes to support racing (not sure though).

Seabiscuit was a very inspirational movie with incredible acting and some very exciting scenes both on and off the track. I think it's worth watching because not only is it a good horse movie, it's just a good movie; well written, well acted, and well filmed.
     
    10-11-2010, 07:22 PM
  #29
Weanling
I saw it today, and I'll be the first to say that it was a let-down. It was decent, but...I don't know. I guess I would have rather seen more racing and horse scenes than screenshots of Diane Lane's face as she cries and despairs and becomes determined to save the farm, and her "talking" with the horse was a little cheesy, but...Most of the facts were right on (of course not all of them; that's a given), but it didn't pump me up like an exceptional racehorse movie does. Overall, it was decent, but I don't feel it was as good as Seabiscuit or some of the other racing movies I've seen.
     
    10-14-2010, 01:32 PM
  #30
Foal
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Originally Posted by ilyTango    
I saw it today, and I'll be the first to say that it was a let-down. It was decent, but...I don't know. I guess I would have rather seen more racing and horse scenes than screenshots of Diane Lane's face as she cries and despairs and becomes determined to save the farm, and her "talking" with the horse was a little cheesy, but...Most of the facts were right on (of course not all of them; that's a given), but it didn't pump me up like an exceptional racehorse movie does. Overall, it was decent, but I don't feel it was as good as Seabiscuit or some of the other racing movies I've seen.
Um many people talk with their animals. I talk to my snakes and geckos, does that make me cheesy? I also love talking to my mare, Smudge, she always listens and understands me.

On topic, I saw the movie on Tuesday (Oct 12th) and I thought it was very well done. I didn't know the full story of Secretariat until I watched the movie, and I was literally cheering along with the fans in the film while watching Secretariat race for the Triple Crown title in the 3 races he had to win. But I will definitely get it on DVD. It also amazed me that a horse is capable of 60km/h and that Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths, just blew me away. I also got a new respect for horses and especially those put through races at such a young age.
     

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