Review: War Horse opens exclusively at SM Cinemas Feb. 29!

The horse, not the dog had become man's best friend. This may be unimaginable but Walt Disney's War Hose will make you want to have a horse after watching the movie.Spoiler Alert! The succeeding paragraphs may spoil your excitement and the writer invokes the right not to be responsible for the intention is purely a review from the special press screening held last Thursday at The Podium.
Walt Disney Studios' War Horse is a story of a young man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and a horse called Joey. The two are separated by war and goes through struggles facing circumstances of the period. Stars, Jeremy Irvine (Albert), Emily Watson (Rosie Narracott), and Peter Mullan (Ted), War Horse showed exemplary and outstanding screenplay done by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis. I really appreciated how each scene was carefully conceptualized aside from the usual signature of Producer Steven Spielbierg of a spectacular and glorified drama scenes. The film is based on the novel of Michael Morpugo of an English family who bought a horse for farming. When the family had given up on the horse's ability to plow the land, the family's young son, Albert decides to tame and train the horse. Set in the early 18th century setting of the First World War, the circumstances of the time separated the two and led the horse to different and difficult adventure. Young Albert reunites with his horse in the most dramatic scene of tantamount suspense and excitement.
What's there to watch? Not just because War Horse won in the 69th Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Original Score, nor that it received various nominations in the 84th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing or that it also garnered several nominations in the 65th British Academy Film Awards for Best Film Music, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Special Visual Effects, but as Filipinos, we love a story that's not the usual drama. What's outstanding about the film is that it was able to present two characters with one of the two, not a human being in a relationship that's tested by time and circumstances. How it was able to make the horse communicate and act is one you should particularly watch and marvel at Steven Spielberg's expertise. I left the movie theater in awe at the technology and passion to commit to a well-developed cinematography and story. It's definitely one movie worth recommending to those who love movies and drama. What's not? The public majority who does not think and patiently examine the vivid details may find it too boring and the Filipinos who are not familiar with the British accent will find it difficult. We go to the movies to be entertained and War Horse is definitely an entertaining and marvelous film to appreciate. You'd definitely want to have a horse after. Watch War Horse exclusively showing at all SM Cinemas nationwide starting February 29, 2012!
Great news! Get 50% off on movie tickets when you buy from February 20-28, 2012! The discounted ticket price applies to screening from 10am to 2pm only on the first week of showing. Regular ticket prices of P200 applies after the 2pm screenings. Don't miss Walt Disney's War Horse rated General Patronage by the MTRCB at selected SM Cinemas starting Feb. 29!.(North EDSA, Mall of Asia, Fairview, Cebu, Iloilo and Olongapo and at all SM Digital Theaters nationwide starting March 1!

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