Steven Spielberg’s War Horse Trailer

There aren’t many directors out there who can say they’ve had two of their movies hit theatres within seven days of each other, but this holiday season we are lucky enough to be getting a double shot of Steven Spielberg. Considering that his last film was 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I think we’re all hoping for a return to form here, although the two movies couldn’t be more different. The animated family adventure film The Adventures of Tintin arrives first on December 23rd, followed by what appears to be his awards contender for the year, the dramatic and uplifting War Horse.

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, it tells the story of a young boy named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) whose horse is sold to the cavalry during World War I. When the horse’s rider dies in battle, Albert sets off on a journey to the frontlines to reunite with his equine friend. The trailer certainly feels like classic Spielberg, largely thanks to the music provided by John Williams. Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Emily Watson also co-star alongside relative newcomer Irvine. War Horse hits theatres on December 28th; check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • Napalm

    A little too sentimental maybe? I’m not sure emotionally invested I can be in a movie about a horse. Let’s wait and see.

  • Napalm


  • Operation Dumbo Drop Prequel?

  • Kasper

    Well… I liked Indiana Jones 4. I guess I’m one of the few.

  • Ricardo

    Kasper,you arenĀ“t the few that likes of Indy IV.Nobody is alone in the movies.I love “Indy IV” even more than “Raiders”.”Cristal Skull” have the best screenplay of the saga.I love the movie.

  • Henrik

    Traler reminds me of a South Park parody. Looks like it has cool cinematography, but it’s just ridiculous that when Steven Spielberg makes a world war 1 movie, it’s about a boy who loves his horse… I’m way more interested in World War 1

  • Matt

    It does look a little too sentimental. Maybe it’s me, but does the horse at 0:59 of the trailer look CGI?

  • Darksiders

    man, is he serious?

  • Tomoo

    Henrik hit the nail on the head, it does seem like a South Park parody.

  • Justice

    I love me some Spielberg and I love me some animals, so I’m there.

    @Kasper I like Crystal Skull quite a bit as well. I think it gets a bad rap because a lot people don’t understand that instead of being influenced by 40’s culture and times, it’s the 50’s where aliens and sci-fi were very prominant. I can’t tell you how many of my friends didn’t get that.

  • Mike

    Doesnt matter what it’s influenced by, a bad movie is a bad movie, and Crystal Skull was a terrible movie. I can’t figure out if people that like it just enjoy being a contrarian, are fooled by the sentimental factor, or just have bad taste.

  • Bas

    Romantic shots of a horse running through explosions? Can I have some fries and gravy to go with this cheese?

  • I like Steven Spielberg’s movies very much, but this one doesn’t seem to be very catchy at all so far. It looks quite cheap, but I guess I am going to give it a shot. It might surprise me.

  • Ryan Marlow

    This trailer makes this look like the cheesiest Spielberg film ever amirite?