WAR HORSE

Film Reviews

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DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg

May Contain Spoilers!

This is the story of Joey: The Wonder Horse. Or was it something more like the meeting of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Black Beauty? Well, War Horse, adapted from the hit stage show, follows Joey from a foal to a stallion and through a series of vignettes, shows us both the evolution of the First World War and the devolution of the role of horses and the old school thinking of what war was, at that point.

We begin on a Dartmoor farm in 1914 with Albert (Jeremy Irvine), where for the first 44 minutes, Joey is trying to do the job of a working horse and plow the unplowable family field in order to save them from eviction. This is until Joey is sold to the army at the outbreak of the World War 1 and is now in the…

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