Kw-logo-smaller

War Horse Movie Review

War Horse Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 26, 2011
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Award-winning director Steven Spielberg brings us War Horse, an epic heart-wrenching tale about a horse, Joey, and his journey from an idyllic farm to battlefield during the First World War. Kidzworld has the movie review.

A Boy and His Horse

When an English farmer (Peter Mullan) who needs a strong workhorse to plow his fields goes to market, he finds a beautiful horse that touches his heart. However, the animal isn’t strong enough to pull a plow. The farmer engages in a bidding war for the horse with an evil landowner, and even though he wins it is at a mighty cost. When he brings the horse home his wife (Emily Watson) isn’t pleased, but his son Arthur (Jeremy Irvine) is overjoyed and bonds with the horse immediately, naming him Joey. Arthur promises his dad he can teach Joey to plow, and he does, cementing his friendship with Joey and helping his dad.

A Noble Steed

When the First World War breaks out life is disrupted everywhere, including the farm. The farmer is forced to sell Joey to the army, but ensures that he goes to a good owner, a noble young lieutenant who promises Arthur he will treat him well and return him to the family after the war. Arthur is saddened to be losing his best friend, and it is an emotional parting for both.

The Effects of War

Although the young lieutenant agrees to look after Joey, the movie follows Joey through several different owners and landscapes, and how no one can count on where they’ll be or what danger they’ll meet in the face of war. The audience sees many different war stories through Joey's travels and different owners.

The Bottom Line

War Horse attempts to demonstrate the terrible effects of war on families and individuals, as well as show the emotional connection between people and horses. It includes some spectacularly beautiful shots of countryside while staying away from too much gore during war (although there are still some violent scenes, you may want to shut your eyes). Jeremy Irvine stands out in the film, and really makes you feel how much Arthur loves that horse, but the film isn’t as easy to follow once you’re left to see Joey’s journey alone, but shows many interesting stories (tied together by Joey).

                                                                                                            

 

Have Your Say

Will you see War Horse? Let us know in the comments section below!

War Horse Movie Rating: 3

Related Stories
29 Comments

latest videos

F1069967019796

What Are Baby Horses Called?

  • Mares.
  • Foals.
  • Yearlings.
  • Thoroughbreds.

related stories

Micro_secretariat_micro
Disney’s amazing Secretariat movie is being released on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 25! We love th...
Micro_aj_micro
Kidzworld is on the cell with A.J. Michalka, talking about her latest film, a horse flick called ...
Micro_h micro
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is going on right now in London, England. The show is a good example...

Entertainment in the forums

nini8988
nini8988 posted in TV Shows:
lets talk about red band society even though it was cancled we can still chat about our favorite moments
reply about 10 hours
ObAe_JeNnY
ObAe_JeNnY posted in Movies:
Nargis Fakhri
reply about 11 hours
Rishabh20
Rishabh20 posted in Movies:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
reply about 11 hours
ObAe_JeNnY
ObAe_JeNnY posted in TV Shows:
Best of Luck Nikki!
reply about 11 hours
Rishabh20
Rishabh20 posted in TV Shows:
Bad I door she aaye hai
reply about 11 hours

play online games