Charmed by 'Nessie' movie
As a Brit' it's hard not to have spent time in my life occasionally wondering whether there really is an undiscovered creature deep in Loch Ness. After all it's one of the great legends of the world we have all grown up hearing. Just recently I had a couple of 2nd graders tell me they want to be scientists so they can go to Scotland and find the Loch Ness monster!
There have been many Hollywood films about the legend of Loch Ness over the years, but few have been as charming as The Water Horse - Legend of the Deep
This is adapted from the famous book 'The Water Horse' by Dick King-Smith. It bases the story in 1930's Scotland against the backdrop of war, with the discovery of an egg by a young boy and his sister on a beach. The egg hatches and they raise the surprising offspring in their workshop and then the bath, until it rapidly outgrows both and has to be moved to the loch.
The movie actually focuses far more on the younger brother, making it his discovery and it explores his need for something to love as his own with his father away at war. The casting is excellent and includes some first rate British actors with Brian Cox, Ben Chaplin (a longtime Brit' Gal hottie!), Emily Watson and David Morrissey. Young Angus is played by newcomer child actor Alex Etel, who Brit's will recognise from the huge BBC TV hit Cranford.
This movie owes alot to CGI special effects and as a result 'Nessie' known as Crusoe in this version is very loveable, cute and believable. The locations in Scotland are also stunning and will be a wonderful boost for the Scottish Tourist Board. We don't have young children to watch this with, but we both really enjoyed it alot. It keeps you glued to the TV, makes you laugh out loud in parts and you can't help but bond with the boy and the Water Horse.
The Hubster commented that it was nice to watch a movie for once that had no violence, bloodshed, language, bad acting or inane humour. You could say well that's what you have on your Netflix list, but to be honest how many movies these days don't have one of these in them somewhere?
So if you enjoy watching a thoroughly charming bit of well acted escapism occasionally, or have a children of any age, we would highly recommend this movie.