Review: `Water Horse’ a Touching Story

January 5, 2008 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

The fantasy family film “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” was directed by Jay Russell, who previously directed “My Dog Skip.” And the script was based on the book by Dick King-Smith, who also wrote “Babe: The Gallant Pig.”

In other words, bring tissues that means you, moms and dads.

This extremely sweet tale of a lonely boy named Angus MacMorrow (Alex Etel) who finds an egg on the shore and befriends its contents once it hatches a slimy, mischievous but irresistibly cute creature that can only be described as a baby water horse will tug at anyone. In era when pop-culture onslaughts are more fashionable, family movies of this quality are hard to find.

Sure, it borrows more than a little from “E.T.”

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