I saw the War Horse movie today. Over the summer I saw the play at Lincoln Center and loved it. It was amazing – really, truly something special. I can’t say the same about the movie. It was pretty bad.
Whereas the story line of the play was tight and full of emotion, the movie was merely a series of scenes. It was a long movie, much of it irrelevant and boring. You didn’t get the same emotional connection between boy and horse. You couldn’t really tell the horse had any emotions at all except for the last battle scene. The horses are pretty; that’s about the best I can say about it. Save your money and wait for it to come on Netfix or cable.