Monday, March 28, 2011

Horse Movie review: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2004)

Horse Movie Review #3:
Spirit: Stallion Of the Cimarron (2004)
This is one of those movies that still gives me chills, and still makes me want to cry at times.
Narrated my Matt Damon.
Join Spirit as he sets out on an action-packed quest against impossible odds to regain his freedom and save his homeland. In his courageous and thrilling journey across the majestic wilderness of the American frontier Spirit finds love and friendship.
The mustang stallion; Spirit, grows up proudly as the leader of the Cimarron herd in the old west. When ‘civilization’ reaches his territory, na├»ve curiosity gets him caught by cowboys and brought to the US Cavalry, Its method of training by breaking a horse (with a lot of humor) fails. Spirit end up escaping, only to be caught by a Indian.
Rated G. Run Time is 83 minutes.
All through out though, Spirit's heart is with his herd, running the hills of the untamed west!
Since the horses didn't speak in the film, except for narration by Matt Damon as the voice of Spirit, the horses facial expressions became central, so they had some really fun to watch "conversations".

Fun Facts:
Real horses were recorded for all the audio. At no time were any human vocalizations used for the horse characters
The model for "Spirit" was a 3-year-old Kiger stallion named Donner.
Not Donner but a kiger stallion
“The story that I want to tell you cannot be found in a book. They say that the history of the west was written from the saddle of a horse, but it's never been told from the heart of one. Not till now. I was born here, in this place that would come to be called the Old West. But, to my kind, the land was ageless. It had no beginning and no end, no boundary between earth and sky. Like the wind and the buffalo, we belonged here, we would always belong here. They say the mustang is the spirit of the West. Whether that west was won or lost in the end, you'll have to decide for yourself, but the story I want to tell you is true. I was there and I remember. I remember the sun, the sky, and the wind calling my name in a time when we ran free. I'll never forget the sound and the feeling of running together. The hoof beats were many, but our hearts were one."
Oh, and the music in the movie; awesome!
Your Country Rose,
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they
will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

2 comments:

  1. Nice review! Thank you! :) And good verse at the end.

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  2. Thank You- and that is my favorite bible verse :-)

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