So I saw War Horse recently, and well you’d have a much better time watching Saving Private Ryan and Seabiscuit, and then imagining them as a single film rather than watching War Horse. Let me explain:
When you step into a Spielberg film you expect something, well, great. This movie just didn’t have that effect. In fact, the film felt almost cheesy - like Spielberg phoned it in. Simply put: had the film been made 15-20 years ago it would have been an instant classic. The thing is, filmmaking has progressed as well as the types and modes of stories and the format in which they are told. This film had an interesting mode of storytelling but really didn’t have anything else backing that up.
I was disappointed and I expect you will be as well. I don’t plan on wasting your time here, War Horse already wasted enough time of my own.