According to one equestrian, Albert's training technique was unrealistic and borderline abusive.
War Horse doesn’t feel like a movie about horses
Despite the effort made to dramatize the story of the war horse, War Horse doesn’t feel like a movie about horses. Albert’s training technique was unrealistic and borderline abusive, but the audience is meant to believe that an unbreakable bond between boy and horse has been forged. To me, the most important message that the film could have offered was a critique on the way that war demands unnatural actions and unwavering obedience from both humans and the animals that trust us. Spielberg briefly approaches the idea, but fails to develop it. In the end, War Horse could have been educational and thoughtfully done, but ended up lacking gravity and failing to show respect for the horse.
War Horse – love it or hate it?
Have you seen the movie War Horse? Did you love it or were you disappointed in the movie?
This is a guest post by Haven Leavitt. Haven is a lifelong equestrian. She lives in Gallatin Gateway, Montana and is a Pre-Veterinary student at Montana State University.
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