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post #31 of 52 Old 12-25-2011, 11:53 PM
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I will see the movie after I see the play

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post #32 of 52 Old 12-26-2011, 12:43 AM
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I cried watching the preview lol so I know I will be a blubbering mess at the movie
Me too!! It was heart warming to say the least.. can't wait to see the whole shibang!

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I'll have to live vicariously through you guys. I can't do war movies with horses, or any other animal (read: Dances With Wolves) I'm just a weenie like that. But let me know how it is, I'll be reading the book
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I LOVE Dances with Wolves.. the movie, the book.. <3


But yeah :( I'm afraid of War Horse being cheesy too. I hope it's a good movie and not the kind that I never want to watch again.

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post #33 of 52 Old 01-24-2012, 02:03 PM
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Just watched it the other night. Live in a small town so it took awhile to reach us lol.
I agree, it was a bit cheesy but lord knows im going to end up buying it & watching it a million times over.
Reminded me alot of Black Beauty (even had one of the characters from Black Beauty in War Horse!) Even some of the background movie sounded suspiciously similar lol
Beautiful horses though!
I think they could have done a bit of a better job with some of the more dramatic scenes, like when he gets stuck in the barbed wire and comes out with, like, 3 cuts...

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post #34 of 52 Old 01-24-2012, 02:09 PM
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Having just been to see the theatre production in London, I really don't want to see the film - will probably wait till it comes out on DVD!
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post #35 of 52 Old 01-24-2012, 10:23 PM
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saw the movie and the play they both were worth it cried at both the lost of innocence

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post #36 of 52 Old 01-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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I finally got to see it too a few days ago and to say I was greatly underwhelmed is an understatement. I mean, I can tolerate a bit of that "OMG they have such a majikal bond" crap, but they took it way too far in that movie. Even the book (which is a children's book) didn't take it to the level the movie did.

I can appreciate the movie for being well made, which it was, but a lot of the technical aspects and the general "added majik" in the story just made me want to hurl. I spent the first 30 minutes or so just laughing at the utter ridiculousness of everthing that they did.

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post #37 of 52 Old 01-25-2012, 04:51 AM
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Sadly - that is what happens when Spielberg wants another box office blockbuster.

For me, the most engaging thing about the play was the puppeteering - the horses were great enough but the little goose was both clever and funny.
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I also thought the play was well done

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post #39 of 52 Old 01-27-2012, 10:27 PM
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I thought it had the potential to be an excellent movie. I did think it was very good and I'm glad I saw it but I thought that the "Disney moments" took away from it. I found myself picking it apart abit. The bonding between the two horses was nice but a bit overdone. The scene with the barbed wire was traumatic except that he came out it basically unscathed. In real life he would have been ripped apart. Overall a good movie. We were discussing after the movie that we would love to see a documentary about some of the actual war horses.
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post #40 of 52 Old 01-27-2012, 11:24 PM
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Here you go, Saskatchewan. I was much more impressed with the story of this little mare.

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