The Water Horse - Legend of the Deep details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Geraldine Brophy, Ben Chaplin, Brian Cox, Alex Etel, Craig Hall|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Fantasy - General|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Water Horse - Legend of the Deep
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jun 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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Just about floatsBy PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 24 Feb 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]In a sea of superb animation fantasies that are out there this one for me just very slighly misses the mark. Based on what is intended to be Loch Ness in Wartime, the story seems just to formulaic, old and slightly over egged - yes even for kids - and has slightly less sparkle that more worthy recent output such as Stardust, Enchanted or similar have. Despite the Pevenseys in the stunning 'Narnia', I think children now will be slightly bored and uninterested with the WW II setting - its all just a bit too drab and lacking sparkle.
That said, overall it is a pretty reasonable film, with some great performances from the young 'uns involved, and is innocuous enough for an afternoons entertainment with the youngsters and granny, its just not set to be a classic.
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Magical filmBy a customer , 29 Nov 2012Lovely family film, plenty going on to keep you interested & some very cute bits! Good story that keeps magic alive! I really enjoyed it a was good pace (to keep kids interested!), plenty of funny moments& quite touching at times. Even if you don't have kids it is a nice, magical film to watch, esp on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon!
The Water HorseBy Valhalla (18 reviews) from Brackley , 08 Aug 2012Graet picture loved the start and the ending has a magic twist to it good story and interecting with some strong persons played in the picture so good had not even sent it back and had ordered from Amazon now the proud owner of this great story Fantasy at its best or is it true ?????
A fabulous film to watchBy jessicaporter (9 reviews) , 14 May 2012Really enjoyed this and almost wished I hadn't watched the extras because before I did I really believed that I was seeing a bulldog & a water creature react to one another.
Seeing dog & monster together was one of the best bits of the film. It was funny & uplifting and a bit of a tearjerker. Just right for a 66 year old viewer! The way the baby monster moves is superb. Might even BUY this dvd!
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I want a Water Horse!By Naws (28 reviews) from Abingdon , 24 Apr 2012An Ideal family film.
Good enough to keep the adults watching, and innocent enough for even the youngest viewers.
Some of the scenes are 'over done' (slightly) to ensure the younger audience members get the message 'this person is a bad guy,' but that has always been the case: In B&W westerns the bad guys had black hats while the good ones had white hats.
The scenery is beautiful, the cast are doing a good job, and the GCI it almost faultless.
As for other comments that suggest current generation children might not care about the WWII setting, I agree, they might not care. They might not care either way though, and just accept the situation as presented, just like they accept a story set at Hogwarts.
Nice family filmBy Shazzam (17 reviews) from Luton , 22 Jan 2012Not heard of it, just looking through films aged 12 and under suitable for the youngest child, aged 10. She loved it and now wants a water horse of her own, not too babyish for me to enjoy too!