Spielberg’s Equine Inspiration Is Galloping Forth in First ‘War Horse’ Poster

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new film War Horse isn’t just uplifting—it’s criminally heartfelt. Seriously, within two seconds of watching the darn thing, my eyes start misting up. That’s just not fair.

In a year that’s giving us grand, sentimental, ’90s-era throwbacks like The Help and Moneyball, the master director appears primed and ready to top them all with his story of a horse that survives all odds during World War I. Combining sprawling landscapes of war-torn Europe, Spielberg’s gift for capturing the innocence and passion of young people and the undeniable power of a John Williams score, War Horse looks like the perfect package for the holiday season—and the first poster for the film conjures up that same kind of cinematic magic.

War Horse

trots into theaters December 28. Saddle up and check out the first poster and trailer below.

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Source: EW

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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