Jan. 12th, 2012

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Tonight we went and saw War Horse, in preparation for the Oscars. I have to say, I wasn't too impressed.

It's a Spielberg war film, and we know he knows how to do a war film. So where is the blood? Why are we seeing the battles in the Somme with dudes just falling over when they get shot, and no hint of blood or any of the real nastiness of war? It just felt tepid.

And then there's this horse. I'm not a fan of animal movies, especially not with this backdrop, because as Edmund Blackadder said, "50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?" (Or in this case, a horse.)

I did appreciate that they didn't make the Germans soulless monsters, though they did make them all speak English (because SUBTITTLES R HARRDD).

I dunno. It's getting less buzz now, but I'm kind of thinking, shit I hope it gets nominated for something, 'cause I went and saw it and everything.

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