It wasn’t very good.

I’ll have more to say later, but with people looking for any reaction they can find to War Horse I figured I may as well get mine out there.

It does have some really neat war scenes. But it’s PG-13 so there’s no blood, sapping it of realism. How is it supposed to really make an honest connection when the fighting scenes look like they come out of The Mummy? Imagine the inhospitable no man’s land, the terror in a soldier’s eyes as he wills himself to cross it… and bodies cartoonishly flailing and yelling “ahh!” as they crumple bloodlessly to the ground.

Not that this is my biggest complaint, but it’s one that’s easy to explain and requires no more consideration.