I went to catch “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” yesterday at Vivocity. Vivocity’s GV seats are really great. They are nice to sit on and the arm rest can be lifted all the way to the back, unlike the ones in Plaza Singapura where they stick out like a sore thumb. However, 1 big bad mistake by GV: Popcorns in between the seat from the last movie? Wow. I’m not reserving anything for later.
The Water Horse is fundamentally a story about The Loch Ness Monster, and it talks about this boy Angus who found a black lump by the sea side. He brought it home and tried to use a knife to open it, and he managed to clear the mud to reveal a blue stone – an egg, really.
Thus this begins the adventure of the boy who raised the Loch Ness Monster, also called the Water Horse, who supposedly have magical powers. This is a story about the boy who lost his father in the war and found solace in his own pet. The boy eventually had to sent the horse into the Loch (or Lake or body of water) because he was growing too big.
The war office had sent a battery of artillery and the commander had tried to impress Augus’ family by firing shells into the Loch. Naturally it angered the water horse and then it became an angry being. Some of the military guys wanted to kill it, and they got capsized eventually by the water horse. The story continues when the boy tries his best to save the water horse, and how the water horse managed to escape into the open in the end.
Anyway, the movie’s pretty ok and I didn’t get bored. However on further thinking, I guess it wasn’t an extremely interesting flim. I watched it because it had the Loch Ness like monster inside and I thought it would be fun. I rate it 3/5. I think it will be a good movie to catch with kids.
Cast: Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin
Director: Jay Russell
Release Date:6 March 2008
Running Time:112 minutes