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Okay, So I've Never seen the movie,"Spirit"...

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Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Apparently it was one of those movies that I would've loved back in my childhood, but I was more into wolves, so I was busy watching balto. so, for everyone who's seen it, should I watch it? And is it any good?

The full movie title is:
Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron.
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:iconyukidogzombie:
yukidogzombie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
i love it a lot its as good as The Lion King to me
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:iconincandescentinsanity:
IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Is that the horse movie?

I don't like horses
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:iconh-irsch:
h-irsch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Alright and it really does a lot of interesting things done well. It's nothing extremely special though.
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MelodyMoose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was ok when I saw it.
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:iconoflird:
oflird Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that was one of my top most fav childhood movies i've ever watched,not only is it memorable,but also,watching it at that time (which was so many years ago) i learned a very good moral from the story,that not everyone is cut out to fit in the conventional ways of the human society/culture,some humans and animals are born to and meant to be wild and free,and nothing can change that wild nature but only love,respect and friendship.YOu should definitely watch it,its a great movie!
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MetalHeadFan2500 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I just saw it today after I heard a review from Doug Walker aka Nostalgia Critic

It's one of my favorite animated films now. I like atmospheric films with simple yet effective story. The animals not talking is terrific, especially since there is no annoying sidekick characters like in Balto, sorry.

It's basically Bambi, but with cool chase scenes, a better developed main character and an explosion, basically a better film. :D well at least a better film to me.
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:iconlulu242:
LuLu242 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a lovely movie :)
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:iconbeth4452:
beth4452 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was one of those dreamworks
films that was really trying to show off its supposedly superior animation. (I guess right before the 2d animation thing when bye bye?) The story's spread a little thin, and the music is kind of corny. I guess the overall message of being a free spirit that can't be broken by any circumstances is pretty cool, but it just comes off like its trying to be cool or something and kind of annoys me.
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CometColt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I saw it once a long time ago, and I honestly don't remember a thing about it.
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:icondooodlebug3000:
Dooodlebug3000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's okay. The animation is pretty good, but the story is a little sad in parts.
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:iconneqael:
Neqael Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing I remember about it is a terrible Bryan Adams song
But I think the movie's alright.
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:iconoflird:
oflird Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg how dare you,that song wasn't terrible,and it matched perfectly good w/ the scene. :bucktooth: "i'll fly like an eagle *sumthn sumthng*" you'll only have to be heartless to call that terrible :bleh:
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:iconneqael:
Neqael Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we're thinking of a different song.
I meant the one that goes "Here I am.. This is me... "

Though that probably won't change anything.
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:iconoflird:
oflird Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oookay?? :hmm:
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:iconneqael:
Neqael Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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This one.


Now I can't get it out of my head. =(
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:iconzoltor:
Zoltor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Spirit was a pretty awesome take of this type of story(which most of the time is made as a live action movie), I don't know how people can call this a crappy movie sigh.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
People call this movie crappy?
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:iconzoltor:
Zoltor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
supposedly, in this thread anyway.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
okay, ima just watch it.
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:iconzoltor:
Zoltor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Yea, It's pretty awesome, you'll like it I'm sure.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
kay im try it out
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:iconsnowchime:
snowchime Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
It's sad. And awesome. And Hans Zimmer does the soundtrack.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
yay for zimmer.
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angelxxuan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know about it for the longest, I got it as a free movie but I still felt undecided to watch it. until I had ran out of things to watch and I was like if I didn't like it I could just stop it. but I watched it and wondered why I didn't watch it earlier. the soundtrack is amazing too along with the movie. I'm a big time animation fan and there's really nothing I won't watch, once I get the time that is :D
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Okay, den.
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't seen it in years, I liked it well enough but I was a 9 year old who really loved horses so that's probably why.
Has some pretty nice animation though :D
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yeah, I said something like that in the description.
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KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
It is one of the better hand-drawn animated films Dreamworks has done, their best one still being The Prince of Egypt. I just wish they would have made more; but since El Dorado flopped badly, they gave up on it practically convincing themselves that CGI is the only way forward (which is quite frankly true).

Anyways, I remember being OK-ish, but it isn't bad, just rather cheesy. But it has Matt Damon in it as the main character, so it works for me. It's just one of those movies I wouldn't watch as much I would others.
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singagainsoon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh I loved Prince of Egypt.~
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, Spirit is okay, but definitely not one of Dreamworks' finest. It has its moments and the songs combined with visuals do add a sense of emotion.
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Kai-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw it for the first time myself last week. I liked it.

The story is about a wild stallion that is separated from his group when he is captured by humans and the main focus is him trying to regain his freedom and get back to his family.

Yes, it is a cowboys and Indians sort of movie. It takes place some time during what I believe is the Manifest Destiny movement when setters were pushing west and taking over native land. So yeah, it is something that we've seen countless times. So yeah, big bad white man is the main antagonizing force in the movie. However the movie does keep the main focus where it should be -- the horse. There's not much of that "stop the white man" or "those poor Indians" type of stuff in it.

I have to strongly disagree with it being kiddish though. It doesn't talk down to you or try to hammer a message in -- it respects the intelligence of its viewers takes itself seriously. There are some humorous moments but it's very direct in its plot -- no comedic or cutesy characters. It sticks to being about the horse trying to gain his freedom and not be subjugated by man.

The story is told through the eyes of the horse via monologue. The only actual spoken dialogue comes from the human characters seen as the animals communicate with one another through gestures, expressions, etc.

I suppose I can understand why some people might see this as boring and I'm not sure if I would've liked it if I saw it when I was younger. I think it takes a certain degree of maturity to appreciate it that I think some little kids wouldn't have. However I liked the movie and I enjoyed seeing how it was building a relationship between the characters, which is mainly what the movie does.

There were cliche moments and probably jumping the shark here and there but I think that's to be expected. It does make the movie a tad predictable though. I also found the Bryan Adams songs to be repetitive and a tad annoying.

But all in all, I liked it.
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HappyDuckCreator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a kid, it looked like a really girly horse movie. Now, it just looks like a crappy DreamWorks movie. Just stick to Road to El Dorado if you know what's good for you.
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:iconpandadrake:
Pandadrake Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
No. It's a cliche white guilt story masked as a boring cartoon horse movie.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
probably better than the average movie made today though...
>.>
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:iconpandadrake:
Pandadrake Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I wouldn't count on it, since the two latest animated movies out are awesome.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
and the last two were...
(just asking.)
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:iconpandadrake:
Pandadrake Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Wreck-It-Ralph and Rise of the Guardians.

Actually there's tons of films released since then that are better. Spirit not even old enough to be considered part of a Golden Age anything. I have no clue why people are complaining about films now since they seem to be awesome, especially in the last year.
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WatchHerFly Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I've always enjoyed that movie too.
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:iconbarnowlgurl23:
barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that movie
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:iconjade-abarai-kat:
Jade-Abarai-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i liked it, and still do.
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gamerdude500 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, I saw it like 40 times when I was a kid. In my honest opinion, it's alright. I saw it again about a year ago, and I thought it was actually pretty good. Keep in mind that it's kind of kiddish, but there is a good story behind it :)
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Okay, thanks.
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:icongamerdude500:
gamerdude500 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw it once at school on the VCR cuz some kid brought it to class or something.. Didn't pay much attention to it, all I really know is Bryan Adams has a song in it.
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
well that's per tenant lol
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really good movie to watch. Quite touching too. :)
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:icondragunov-ex:
Dragunov-EX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
'kay.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Writer
If you like cartoon movies about animals, probably yes. I liked it as a kid. :shrug:
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