I finally got the chance to watch WAR HORSE, a movie about a horse's
journey (yes, you're reading it right!) through WWI after being seperated from
his loving owner.
Not spoiling anybody's story but let's say I was really satisfied with it. I
love how war is dehumanising both sides and how the horses are
the ones with humanity in this movie.
But I shall spoil on my favourite part of the entire movie:
There is this one part when Joey, the horse, is caught amongst the barbed wires
painfully in No Man's Land and, one of the British soldiers, Colin, (God bless him)
weaves a white flag and approaches Joey, with the intention of releasing him. How
surprised he is to find that there's also another German soldier named Peter
coming to release the horse with a wire cutter (Who said all Germans are evil?)
It was a powerful and moving scene, when you see these two soldiers, when they
have found their similarity (helping the horse) are very chummy and nice to each
other and they part as friends, not enemies, and pray for each other's safety!!
This scene all too well reminded me of Thomas Hardy's moving poem,
The Man He Killed..
So, what are you waiting for? Go and watch it!