Next week, American moviegoers will be treated to Steven Spielberg's majestic War Horse: the story of a horse named Joey who prevails through many World War I adventures to find his way back home to his best friend, young Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine)—the true testament to the fact that when you truly love somebody, even wild [something...] can't keep you from getting to them.
We have compiles a harras of War Horse clips in celebration of the feature film and all of its gallant glory. Enjoy the videos below and catch War Horse in theaters everywhere. You can also check out these two reviews of War Horse: one by our own Matt Patches, and one by the demonic rock band GWAR.
As it turns out, not quite everybody loves horses. When patriarch Ted (Peter Mullan) brings home Joey, his wife Rose (Emily Watson) is none too pleased with her husband’s purchase. But despite this domestic war, young Albert sees something in Joey. Perhaps…a friend.
In order to keep Joey, Albert must train him. Joey doesn’t seem ready to beckon to calls at first, but the passionate Albert gets through to him soon enough.
Fancy cars are an age-old way of impressing girls. But as Albert and Joey prove in this next clip, they’re no match for war horses.
Albert talks with Joey about a battalion flag that has been through an entire war. Little does Albert know, his own horse is about to have quite a similar adventure to tell of.
Things get a little heavy when Albert and Joey are forced to part ways. Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston) is drafting Joey to war, but promises Albert that he will take supreme care of him.
As it turns out, ol’ Joey has some pretty impressive racing chops. It looks like this horse might be ready for war after all.
Joey finds his way through many lives during the course of the war—one of which is that of a young French girl named Emilie (Celine Buckens), who is bent on teaching Joey to jump.
Emilie’s grandfather (Niels Arestrup) gives her an inspiring speech about France’s superior carrier pigeons, and the meaning of bravery. Something tells me a certain war horse is going to find himself tested with the challenge of bravery soon.
'Steven Spielberg' is one of those names that has such cachet that we sit up and take notice any time he does, well, anything. Although Spielberg's last project was 2008's disappointing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, his latest, War Horse, looks to hearken back to the tone of his 1987 Empire of the Sun with its war-torn setting and human drama.
War Horse - the story of the friendship between a boy (Joey) and his horse, who is sold to the British army during the First World War (the horse, not the boy) - boasts an impressive international cast, with Jeremy Irvine (formerly of the National Youth Theatre) playing the young horse owner, Emily Watson (Gosford Park, Cold Souls) playing his mother, and Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, Children of Men) his father. Niels Arestrup (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) plays the grandfather of a young French girl (Celine Buckens) who takes Joey in.
Other renowned members of the cast include Tom Hiddleston (to play Loki in Thor and the upcoming Avengers movie), Rainer Bock (Inglorious Basterds), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement), and Stephen Graham (Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies and Al Capone in the upcoming HBO series Boardwalk Empire). Rounding out the ensemble are Nicolas Bro, Leonard Carow, Robert Emms, and David Kross.
War Horse is being adapted by Lee Hall, the writer behind Billy Elliot, and Richard Curtis from the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Expect War Horse to hit theaters August 10, 2011.
Source: Empire Online