MonsterSquad Movie Night – War Horse Movie Review & GIVEAWAY!!!
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!!! THANKS FOR ENTERING 🙂
Recently I was asked to review some Disney DVD’s and since at Chaos HQ we have a weekly family movie night AKA MonsterSquad Movie Night, I happily obliged.
This week we watched Steven Spielberg’s WAR HORSE.
War Horse depicts the tale of a teenage boy named Albert and a horse called Joey.
Albert tames and develops a strong bond with Joey but when World War 1 begins, Albert’s father reluctantly sells Joey to the army to keep up with payments on their farmhouse.
The story follows Joey and his journey through the war, overcoming one obstacle after another. We watch as Joey beats the odds to survive time and time again through various different owners and life threatening situations.
Eventually, Albert is old enough to join the army, where a case of sheer luck strikes and he becomes an integral part of Joey’s survival.
War Horse is rated ( M ) and is available to hire and buy in Australia on the 2nd May 2012.
My thought’s on War horse?
Well movies about war and about horses don’t grab me at all, but I have to tell you I was very much intrigued by this majestic looking horse’s story.
In typical Spielberg fashion the landscapes, scenery and attention to detail in every aspect of this film was well worth watching, but then to add a great story on top of the visual stimulation just made it well worth the couch time.
Some of the war storyline went over our younger kids heads, this movie is probably more suited to 8+ audience, but our 6 & 7year olds coped quite well with the storyline, after a few questions here and there.
Our avid horse fanatic Aria was watching the movie snuggled up under my arm and at a quick glance in one of the more graphic scenes involving the horse, she was very close to tears indeed.
None the less, I have had my ears chewed off since we watched this movie about her desperately wanting a horse…. that looks just like Joey… One might say she really enjoyed the movie, glassy eyes and all.
Monster Squad Movie Rating: 4/5.
NOW….. FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
I have 2 DVD copies of War Horse to give 2 lucky readers.
If you’d like to get your hands on a free copy, all you have to do is tell me what your most treasured pet/animal is and why in a comment on this BLOG POST before the 15th May 2012.
I will let Aria from my MonsterSquad select the 2 winners from all the answers we get.
You have to be in it to win it!!!
* Competition is open to Australian Residents only.
* Competition closes at 5pm EST on Tuesday 15th May 2012.
* Judges decision is final.
* Winners will be notified by email and must reply within 48hrs otherwise another winner will be selected.