I don’t know, Steven Spielberg‘s latest drama War Horse looks like boring Oscar bait to me. I’m sure the film is fine and dandy from a technical standpoint, but the trailers are so dry and lacking. I’ve seen the original trailer, which we posted here and now this new trailer and I still don’t give two shits about the film, which isn’t how somebody should react to a Spielberg film, especially with such an impressive cast of up and comers.
Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Emily Watson all star in the film and that still doesn’t elevate the latest trailer from its sleep like coma. I’m sure the film will be good and probably get a swarm of nominations at the Oscar’s, but I doubt I’ll find much of anything in it. One thing good coming out of it is the return of a consistent Spielberg. I always enjoy new films from him that don’t involve George Lucas.
War Horse opens on December 25th, 2011.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.