Tuesday, May 20, 2008

MOVIE: THE WATER HORSE



ABOUT: The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep is a 2007 fantasy film directed by Jay Russell. The screenplay, written by screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs, is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's children's novel The Water Horse. It stars Alex Etel as a young boy who discovers a mysterious egg and cares for what hatches out of it: a 'water horse' (loosely based on the Celtic water horse) which later becomes the fabled Loch Ness Monster. Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and David Morrissey also star.

Visual effects, which included the computer-generated imagery of the water horse (named "Crusoe" by Etel's character) were completed by the New Zealand-based companies Weta Digital and Weta Workshop — visual effects companies who worked with Walden Media before on the productions of The Chronicles of Narnia films.





MY REVIEW: The Water Horse has basically the same plot as ET but without the great story, humor and fun. It's still an entertaining movie though. Good and not too scary for kids. Adults might even kind of like it since it involves WWII and a sort of almost romance. It's funny at times and dramatic at times. I liked how when the creature is small it made sounds that kind of reminded me of my dog who has breathing problems. Let's put it this way, it's a whole hell of a lot better than Alvin and The Chipmunks, which I was forced to see at work since I work at a day care.

The movie DVD contains nothing but scene access. The bonus DVD contains deleted scenes and other stuff but to be honest I didn't feel like looking through it.


MY RATING: 5 out of 10


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