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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
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Directed By
Jay Russell

Written By:
Robert Nelson Jacobs, Dick King-Smith

Cast:
Brian Cox, Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck, Alex Etel, Marshall Napier, Adam Smith, Forbes KB, Geraldine Brophy, Jessica Kaczorowski, Erroll Shand, Mathew Kaczorowski, Priyanka Xi


 
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 1st, 2008

Somewhere between the vein of INTO THE WEST and FREE WILLY, there is TWH:LOTD.

Sounds trite, I suppose, but hang with me for a second. Simple stories are so much more charming when they're not Americanized. Much of the interest in this movie is that there is a cute but not cloying young star (as opposed to one that Disney might find), an actress who actually looks like a mother playing the mother and not the grandmother, a male influence who isn't creepy and doesn't try to start a romantic relationship with the mother.

See, when I think of family films, these are some of the things that I'm looking for. Realistic people. I find it amusing that the only place that I'm finding realistic representations are from foreign movies. Americans have this need for looking at things so fantastic (something that is amply supplied by the titular creature, leaving no need to get it from the human characters) that they start to forget what people realistically look and act like.

And we all might have forgotten that things were very different back when it was during a war that wasn't built on false pretenses. When you really were fighting for something of value. Not that there's supposed to be a reason for war in any case.

Overall, all this rambling aside, this is a solid fantasy movie with some very good performances and a happy ending that feels slightly forced, but not unappreciated.

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