A boy finds an interesting egg. His curiosity leads him to protect it and want to figure out what will come out of it. He didn't realize that it would turn into something magical. The boy and the Water horse grow a strong relationship together in this wonderful story.Written by
Emily Watson later appeared in the similarly titled War Horse (2011). In both movies she plays the mother of the lad who cares for the titular animal. Both are set during a World War - Water Horse during the Second, and War Horse during the First. See more »
When the Hawker Hurricane flies over the Loch, one of the wings is painted black. Originally designed to make the Hurricane easily identifiable by the anti-aircraft gunners, this color scheme was definitively abandoned in 1941, one year before the story is supposed to happen. See more »
Highly recommended movie for all ages- don't miss it!
I have just returned from seeing The Water Horse with four of my children aged 16 to 4. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. I have to say the beginning was a little slow as Angus found the egg, but once all the characters were introduced, and Crusoe had hatched, the plot revved along. The pompous Army Captain was fun to watch! The WWII surrounds were wonderful, all the casting was excellent- no wrong notes by any of the cast. The boy playing Angus was really enjoyable to watch. It was a "children's movie" but as a forty-something adult I was swept along into the adventure and enjoyed it very much. I loved how the plot was multi-layered and plenty of tension as Crusoe comes under threat from some trigger-happy army soldiers. I have to point out that Lake Whakatipu in NZ's South Island was used for a lot of the Loch Ness scenes so should get credit from those who loved the scenery! Bravo to WETA Workshop for the realism and believability of the water horse- just gorgeous! He/she has plenty of screen time too. This is a great movie for all ages. It is sure-footed and very enjoyable!! For Kiwis watching it's fun spotting familiar faces in the supporting cast.
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