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TitleSpirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
DirectorKelly Asbury and Lorna Cook
Year2002
Production CompanyDreamworks
GenreOther
 
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Submitted by Veronica K 
(Nov 30, 2003)

This animated film is my favourite film in the whole wide world!! It is one of the films that have little speech and lots of emotion. During the length of this film, I cried roughly about five times. The scenery and some of the shots showed more information and feelings than a thousand words could have told.

The story tells of a colt, brave and strong, leader of his herd, risking himself for his family and fellow horses. The spirited mustang is captured however, by a general who wishes to build a railway through the stallion's homeland.

Escaping from the headquarters, the stallion meets the love of his life, Rain, and he is torn between his feelings for her and for his herd. But then the general attacks the village of Rain's Indian owner, and Spirit is forced to try to save them both.

Rain, after tumbling over a huge waterfall looks as if death is knocking on her door, and at her most vulnerable of times, the stallion is taken to pull the steam engine to the tracks through his home. Spirited as he is, the horse frees the other horses and sends the engine into the valley, only to be blown up violently. Saved from the jaws of death by Rain's owner, the stallion seeks refuge from the general in a canyon, but finds himself trapped. Finding no other way but to jump an impossible distance, Spirit is given his name after the defeating the worst of barriers, fear.

A riveting story, based on the life of a horse and told from the heart of one, Spirit will entrance and amaze even the most emotionless of people,as it did me. I strongly recommend this movie, from the makers of Shrek.


Submitted by countrychik91@hotmail.com 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I loved this movie! I thought the Bryan Adams music was perfect for the scenes. I loved everything about it and cried! Funny and yet sad and moving however it gives you that feeling of "Yes! You did it!" In the end. However I do beleive at the end when he jumps that huge gap that is cearly impossible and fake, but except for that? the movie is great! If you understand horses/mustangs (in particular) then I strongly recommend this movie. If your kid also enjoys horses they I think your kid would enjoy the movie. As of my opinion, I loved it and I hope you do too!


Submitted by Allie Joy 
(Aug 22, 2002)

I've never done a review on a movie I did not like but I have been told it's useful to get things out of your system.
This movie is told from the point of view of a wild stallion who becomes leader of his herd. There is a small narrative and a bit of Bryan Adams music but otherwise it is a lot of panning camera shots of rearing horses. Well, this stallion grows up brave and true unfortunately but not suprisingly captured by some humans from the new towns. They are looking for some horses for their soldiers to ride. Fine. But when the horse is released (he has no name until the end of the movie) by an indian boy, then things begin to twist.
I won't give it all away but in the cinema, my friend leaned over, eyes wide as the fire crackled on screen and whispered,
"I'll never ride a horse again!"
This is true because whenever anybody tried to he brought down trains, set forests alight, killed thousands of men and wiped out miles of landscape. The worst is when he meets the love of his life, a horse from the indian tribe called Rain.
There is a lot of sacrifices made in this film and a lot of honor. I believe in all that but it does give the impression of saying "Humans aren't so bad."
When it said 'From the makers of Shrek comes Spirit' I expected some really decent film-making with a good script. But there was no script. Just lots of horses being set free and captured five minutes later in some burning wood.
I don't even think horse fanatics would like this film as horses seem to cause such a lot of damage! Though good, it needed words rather than whinnies. (The general term was 'I'll break this horse' 'You should not be ridden' and 'Home') So, if you're looking for an animation filled with loveable animals, fire, screams and huge pans of rolling green fields and towering white mountains (which look as if they're made of polystyrene) then this movie will live with you for about twenty minutes. If you're not, it's just the thing you need for a little siesta.


 

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