This film follows a Horse from his time as a plow-horse to his honorable service as a great war horse, and everything in between. We’re introduced to several different owner who love him and are always sad to see him eventually leave.
The film is really an epic tale about a horse which is pretty unique. It’s also well shot and the war scenes are pretty superb. The acting is pretty great, especially from Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddleston and Emily Watson. The scenery is pretty breathtaking and that really helps add to the film.
I hate to say it, but I was very bored. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person that didn’t care at all about the horse, I mean his relationship with the boy is heart-warming and sad, but the brute of that emotion occurs within the first hours. The action happens in the second hour, pretty late at that, but by that time I was bored out of my skull. The film isn’t terrible, I mean I liked it, but I think it could have been better if it had been trimmed. At nearly two and a half hours, this is much too long.