15 Reasons Why “Spirit” Is Superior To All Other Horse Movies

That is the hill I’ll die on.

Horse ladies, gallop on over. We have to focus on a topic that could be very close to and expensive to my coronary heart.

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The horse woman inside me has been chomping on the bit for this one.


I’ve remained silent for a very long time, however with DreamWorks planning to launch Spirit Untamed later this summer time, I can not maintain my tongue.

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Why mess with perfection?

This isn’t one thing I say calmly. I’ve seen nearly each horse film ever made, from Racing Stripes to Seabiscuit, together with among the ones you in all probability did not know existed, like this:

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However shoutout to The Black Stallion and Flicka for runners up.



Spirit is a buckskin Mustang, that means his coat is a tan/golden-ish shade with a black mane and tail. That is uncommon in horse films, which regularly function chestnuts, bays, and pitch black horses.

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Or white horses in medieval princess films.


This film is about a lot greater than only a horse. It is about love, it is about racism, it is about oppression, it is about freedom.

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To not point out the robust will and willpower of each Spirit and Little Creek.


The soundtrack. It is unbelievable. Hans Zimmer all the time delivers, however Bryan Adams did not should go as onerous as he did.

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I will be dammed if “Reunion” does not play at my wedding ceremony.


What number of horse films give us a love story between the HORSES? This one.


Matt Damon is Spirit.

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TBH, 8-year-old me truly did not know this on the time. However boy did this information rock my world as an grownup.


A POC is the primary human protagonist.

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Can I get an “AYE-MEN.” No however severely, it is refreshing to see a POC because the lead human companion to the horse, fairly than the younger, white teen Hollywood often options.


There’s a lot historical past tied into the movie.

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The film takes place in Oregon through the American Indian Wars within the 1800s, and it touches on the growth of the American railroad.


It is a story of resilience and redemption.

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All through the movie, the Colonel and different people continuously attempt to “break” Spirit, however even when it appears all hope is misplaced, Spirit manages to push by means of, motivated by his love for his household.


That scene the place he jumps throughout the canyon to freedom …chills.

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As soon as once more, one other symbolic illustration of releasing oneself from the shackles of oppression for each man and horse.


This complete scene is a metaphor for overcome the white man.

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The Colonel wrongfully assumes he has “damaged” Spirit. However Spirit lifts his head up, remembers who TF he’s, and slings the Colonel off of his again JUST as Little CreekCreek frees himself from his ropes. And you may’t inform me “Get Off My Again” is not a bop.


The entire film teaches selflessness.

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On the finish, Little Creek decides to launch his beloved horse, Rain, into the wild to be with Spirit. It pains him to take action, however he does it anyway as a result of it is what’s greatest for her. That is love.


Spirit and Little Creek are continuously saving one another.

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Little Creek saves Spirit from the Colonel, then Spirit saves Little Creek from drowning, then Little Creek saves Spirit from the plummeting prepare/hearth, and Spirit leaps throughout the canyon with Little Creek on his again — saving them each.

It is like a sport of telephone tag however with lives.


Child Spirit ought to win his personal award.

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Cutest colt in existence.


Rain’s loyal and equal relationship to Little Creek.

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She galloped all the way in which to his tent when she heard the settlers (colonists) approaching fairly than making an attempt to save lots of herself.


And at last, when it ends with this iconic line.

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When a film says the title of the film within the film>>>.

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