DreamWorks and Disney just moved Steven Spielberg’s War Horse off its December 28 release date and onto Christmas Day. Here’s the latest trailer:
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Is this a joke? This looks like an utter piece of shit.
I think shit should sue for defamation! Just when I thought Spielberg could not go any lower… Please, sir, stop now and let us remember you for your earlier films.
I can only imagine how terrible it must be to live your life if you see a trailer like that and can only manage to spew “[t]his looks like an utter piece of shit.” Find a shred of joy in life, will ya?
I second that…
That horse is dead for sure.
Is this a joke? If someone were to create a fake trailer for a Spielberg film as a joke, it would look something like this.
now I have the opposite take on this trailer. Obviously they haven’t seen the play. The play is amazing. And this is based on a kids story. To me it looks like a David Lean movie. It reminds me of the cinematography from Ryan’s daughter & Dr. Zhivago
I just hope it’s not another leftist harangue. America needs inspiration to survive the current idiots for another year or so.
Thanks for your insightful comment.
How was this NOT pitched as “Lassie with a horse”?
Will probably take my mother to see it.
Wow, maybe this isn’t your cup of tea, but to say it looks like an “utter piece of shit”?? And those first two comments both have identical phrases. Same person? Nothing else to do today? Anyway, Best Picture nomination, minimum 200 mil box ofice.
Opinions are always personal, and like Helen, whom I not and nor is she me, I do think it’s a rock bottom bad trailer and my take on the film’s performance is totally the opposite of yours. You’ll go see it anyway and if you and your family or whoever enjoy it, then that’s the only thing which matters. (I also flew to London to watch the play a long time back, just in case you’re wondering. I marveled at the puppets, found the story so trite, hackneyed, clichéd, placative, simplistic and predictable I knew it was only a question of time before Spielberg grabbed it).
Haters always gonna hate
so true…they don’t affect box-office though…they can hate till they all go lime green in the face!
I will see this film. I predict BO take on this one. I was immediately moved by the snippet of the score from the always impecible John Williams.
Is this a joke? Uh, I don’t know why one would even ask that except, of course, to stay in keeping with the fact that this is the deepest comment snark-pit on the internet.
I think it looks beautiful and I hope it’s better than all the crap Spielberg produced this year.
I didn’t make it through the trailer.
Is that a good thing?
What is wrong with you people? Are you so jaded you have no ability to feel? Do you know the play the film is based on? This is a magnificent story, and it appears it’s been adapted into a magnificent, moving film. And before you trash me for having the opposite opinion, can we at least agree it’s refreshing to see a Hollywood product that isn’t dependent on giant robots or special effects? Sheesh!
Giant robots and bad special effects seem to be Spielberg’s specialty these days. And his company puts out garbage that is turning off the American moviegoer. I love the play, the trailer looks great, and I’m excited to see this movie…on my phone.
War movies usually struggle at the Box Office. Add the fact this is a war movie about a horse and I see a recipe for problems.
I’m surprised this was greenlighted. How much did it cost to make?
May work as a play, but as a film, it just looks like a parody.
This movie just looks bad. Very very bad.
They might want to rework that trailer to make it at least look interesting.
Um, are the above commenters (or commenter, as it seems to be the same person) from a rival studio or something? Because this trailer makes the movie look pretty freaking great – especially the war scenes! If this movie is anywhere near as good as the brilliant stage play, then I think this is going to be a home run for Spielberg. And judging from this new trailer, it looks like it is.
JAWS is my favorite movie. But Spielberg is so effing over-wrought these days… it reminds me how much more difficult comedy is that drama, in that you need wit in place of the melodrama.
The above commenter was right. It almost looks like a parody-trailer.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion…mine is that this trailer is great. If you disagree it’s your right but I really don’t give the slightest fuck what you think. And you probably could care less what I think…so there we’re even. Now let’s all get back to working jobs that are far far far less than the dream jobs we wish for.
Looks good to me.
More Hiddleston and Cumberbatch, please.
If this trailer looked good to you, then you are the reason why terrible movies like this are made. This is utter crap. Spielberg was good once. But not here.
Is this the sequel to Zoo?
The Tony-winning stage play is magical and moving because of the inventive staging, fantastic horse puppets and haunting music. I’ve questioned if all that was transcendent in the theatre can be achieved by placing it on film. This trailer has answered, no.
I tend to agree, but I’m willing to see the movie to find out. Afterall, the play was based on a book so the book had to have been good enough to inspire the play. 80% of what was so fantastic and moving about the play was the incredible puppetry and stagework. But there is still a good story there.
The trailer, however, is pretty boring and somewhat trite. I think the movie has potential, but the trailer is going to turn a lot of people off.
Usually trailers such as this one inspire the worst kind of reaction – and I see from the steady stream of comments this one most certainly has ! — but the trailer for “War Horse” actually evokes a certain indelible potential — it makes me want to know what the rest of the story is. Compare it, for the sake of argument, with the trailer for “Battleship” which leaves very little up to the imagination.
Spielberg would probably sum up this movie as a story being about “a boy and his horse” set against the carnage and bloodshed of war. I dunno. Maybe it is just me but the emotional kernel of such a story has a scintilla of powerful resonance. And the play, which was based on the foundation of that emotionality, worked.
Finally, if Spielberg is one of the top cinematic directors of our era I’m willing to trust that he can find the visual imagery to match the onstage punch of the stage play. I mean, what do you folks really want? A sequel to Danny McBride’s “Thirty Minutes or Less”?
More Cumberbatch. Not enough of him in the trailer. He’s the only reason for me to see the film.
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