Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Water Horse - Legend of the Deep

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's children's novel, this is an unashamedly 'family' film, following the adventures of Angus MacMorrow, a young boy living on the shores of Loch Ness toward the end of the Second World War. You can pretty much work out the plot from looking at the poster, but the characters all play their parts with a good mixture of warmth and humour.

Some of the early reviews referred to it as 'Free Nessy'. It's not an unfair summary of this straightforward, old-fashioned and extremely enjoyable film.

Special mention should be made of New Zealand's Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings, Narnia, King Kong) who make the CGI sequences both believable and highly enjoyable.


Shaun said...

We liked it a lot.

Mr Gnome said...

Super-duper film!