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Old 04-16-2008, 12:08 AM
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Default 'The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep' - High-Def Digest Review

Peter's review of 'The Water Horse' has been posted. He says it's one of 2007's most underrated gems, a cute family film that's entertaining and uplifting. The Blu-ray sports nice video, good, but less impressive audio, and so-so supplements. Still, 'The Water Horse' is definitely a sleeper and recommended.

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Old 04-16-2008, 12:44 AM
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I'm a sucker these kind of films. So I'll give it a go, as I missed it in the theater.
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Default I suprisingly liked it

The previews that came out before the theatrical run left me with absolutly no desire to see this movie. In fact i had written family movies off completly seeing them degrade into formulic crap. However, afte seeing Millions by Danny Boyl, which was defintly on my top five list for the year, i have begun much more open minded with any film i watch. Anyway the performance of Alex Etel in MILLIONSwas astounding and made the film. The fact that he was in Water Horse made me much more interested in seeing the film.

I personally think Alex Etel is the best child actor out there right now. There is a depth and complexity to his performances that are mind bogginly difficult for even the most expierenced actor. Not to mention piercing blue eyes and angelic like features. Although i will amdit things are gonna changing drasticly to this kid physicaly, as he seems on the verge on puberty if not already there. I still believe has a good future ahead of him.

So in the end i ended up really enjoying water house. There are certainly many problems i had with plot, characters and some inconsistant logic(imho). However Alex's deliful portrayal of a young fatherless boy who befriend a sea horse, the fun dymanic and wonderful cg with cursoe, and the overwhelmingy good heaterd nature of the film won me over i the end. Not great cinema but a fun enjoyable film the whole family can watch together.
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As with any movie involving children and animals these days, this film is nothing but environmentalist propaganda with the added bonus of a ridiculous anti-war, anti-military, message woven into it. Oh, and the usual portayal of the clueless, bumbling, overly-aggressive father-figure(s).
5/10 stars.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:20 AM
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not for me.
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Thanks for the good write-up. My kids (ages 6 and 7) have been asking to see the film, but I've shied away after seeing the trailers. Just might give it a shot now.
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Yeah. Everyone's too mature for this movie.
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Hey, im 22 years old and I really enjoyed this film. It brings new life to the tale of the Lochness Monster.
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ah, jolly good, no regions. I'll might be picking it up in the lack of dinosaurs on HD for now, this being the next best thing. (I hope)

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Such was the fate that befell 'The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep,' which debuted in the United State last December to an almost complete lack of audience interest.
cest la view, maybe the American remake will do better..
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I enjoyed the movie. Excellent PQ okay AQ. The story wasn't strong but it was overall entertaining. The creature effects were very impressive. Yeah there is a lots of stereotyping and "politics" woven in but I just ignore it and if you just watch it an turn off your political mind it is a fun movie. The critter effects were quite amazing.
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