“War Horse,” directed by Steven Spielberg, is just what Hollywood needs to concentrate on – a good, simple, gratifying movie. Human foibles, a boy and his horse, dreams, hardship, and strength of will are presented as only Spielberg knows how. He takes you from the English countryside to the horrendous WWI trench warfare in France and back again with humor, sorrow, anger, and sighs of relief. Although there are several “Oh, brother” moments, this movie touches the heart, as it is meant to do. It’s predictability may be a given, but this film is worth watching.
Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars.