Sunday, January 29, 2012

Must See movies in 2012!!

I've managed to see two movies in the last week - War Horse and yesterday, We bought a Zoo.  Both must see movies.

War Horse was gripping from start to finish with many twists and turns - and the graphic scenes of the carnage of World War I, was very heart wrenching.  We know so many lives were lost in that horrific war, but to see it played out in that way was hard to take really.  Why oh, why do we keep having violence and wars??

A great movie!!!

We Bought a Zoo was a much more family oriented movie - with with moments of heartbreak, and some audience members were seen to be sobbing into tissues.  It is interesting to note that the film was based on a true story of a zoo in the UK, while the film was about a zoo in the US.  Oh, well.

The real zoo is Dartmoor Zoo - you can read about it here. Dartmoor Zoo


  1. War Horse has actually been criticised because it doesn't compare well with the book - that is common enough.

  2. That is always a common complaint about movies based on books. It is not easy to do justice to a book when one only has two hours to create a film and do it well. I haven't read the book, but I enjoyed the movie.