Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: Spirit

Director: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook

Starring: Matt Damon

Year: 2002

Genre: Family

Rated: G

Length: 83 min.

IMDB Summary: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

The premise of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron sounds a bit cheesy and cliche, but the animation, music and horse theme will likely hold appeal for kids. For what it's worth, I enjoyed this horse movie, despite the fact that Damon's clear, straightforward voice is less than convincing as coming from a horse's mouth. The friendship between Spirit and Little Creek is endearing (perhaps too much so for parents). In a similar way, the rivalry between Spirit and the Colonel is straight from a storybook, with the Colonel's black heart contributing to most of the plot action. Although parents may find it irksome, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is sure to please kids who love horses and peppy music.

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My Rating:

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