War Horse charges into movie theaters
Here’s the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, War Horse. I’m sure it will be a huge success and people will be shedding a lot of tears.
War Horse is very familiar to the British – it’s been a stage play in London and adapted for radio by the BBC. The story comes from a wonderful novel by Michael Morpurgo, and I mean wonderful. Morpurgo is some kind of genius. He writes books for children that deal with ‘adult’ subjects and does it brilliantly with never patronizing the reader. War Horse is a children’s book published in 1982 and it tells the story of horse in World War I.
It’s mind-boggling that the British (and other nations) went into World War I with cavalry when enemy lines were equipped with barbed wire and machine guns.
The movie is released on 25 December in North America.