Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronClosed Captioning
Kelly Asbury & Lorna Cook
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Screenwriter John Fusco returns to the Western themes of his previous films Young Guns and Thunderheart with this animated children's adventure from Dreamworks. Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he's captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel (voice of James Cromwell) nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of another captive, Little Creek (voice of Daniel Studi), a Native American youth that tries to possess the magnificent animal by more humane means, but Spirit refuses to bend to human will even when he makes the acquaintance of Little Creek's beautiful and fiercely loyal mare, Rain. After he saves Little Creek's life in an Army raid, Spirit believes that the gravely injured Rain has perished after a tumble over a waterfall. Despondent, the horse is captured again by humans, enslaved this time for work in a pack team on the transcontinental railroad. Undaunted by the tragedies that befall him, Spirit manages to escape for a reunion with Little Creek, Rain, and his long-lost brethren. Featuring songs by rock singer Bryan Adams, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron departs from other examples of its genre in that the horse protagonists do not speak or sing; only Spirit's voice is heard as voice-over narration.
Spirit Flies High
After I watched this movie, I was emotionally touched. This story is about trials and triumphs of Spirit the stallion. This movie was great because it was told from the horse's point of view. The music was the blood to this movie, it made the story five times better. I give Bryan Adams a thumbs up on his song creation for this movie.
I would put this movie in league with Dumbo because the main character doesn't talk he lets his emotions do the talking for him.
This is a great addition to any movie library
An unfortunately overlooked, dazzling movie told from the viewpoint of a wild horse thrust into the harsh human world. Hans Zimmer and Bryan Adams create a soundtrack capable of carrying you away with the movie. A definite all-time favorite.
Everytime i see this movie i wanna watch it over and over again. Im 14 and i love it. This movies GREAT!