Merry Meet All,
Recently I watched the movie War Horse, against my better judgement, with a friend. I am trying to put it out of mind. The movie seemed contrived and unauthentic in parts. The movie was a sad portrayal of animal exploitation in a war. I wish I did not see the movie. I do not recommend it to viewers. I can also count on one hand how many people were in the audience. I love horses and most animals. The amount of cruelty the horses endured was heart wrenching.
I fail to see the point of a movie that depicts such animal exploitation. It was hard to watch and earned my tears of heartbreak. I do not know if it was trying to be so dismal on purpose, but I am glad that it was just a movie. It seemed so real-the amount of suffering of the horses, not just the horse Joey.
I will not watch this when it comes out on dvd and blue ray. Perhaps Hollywood is running out of original ideas and now resorts to animal cruelty to fill theaters for money. That is a sad statement but perhaps it is accurate too.