When 12-year-old Mickey Miller moves from New York to Ireland, she soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village. With courage and a sharp mind, she sets out to save a precious herd of white horses and to thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman.Written by
Gave this a shot, based on the 6.9 star rating, and in the hopes it would perhaps be close to a "Roan Inish"-type movie--a mythical tale that could be enjoyed by all ages. It disappointed, though, sadly. The girl who plays Mickey, the young girl protagonist, does a good job, but she could not out-nuance the boring, predictable storyline and caricatured, "bad adult" characters. The one glimmer of interest, and the best scene in the movie, was that provided by Miriam Margolyes' fun acting (aka Professor Sprout from Harry Potter), but sadly she's not in it long. There's some nice scenery of Ireland and some really beautiful horses, so if you have little girls, they would like this movie, maybe?
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