The Spirit Story Continues
In 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron released and I am sure it caused many kids and adults alike to fall in love with horses. Well, it is time for the next generation of horse lovers to be born. (I foresee this follow-up movie to do the same. Haha!) My family had the opportunity to screen Spirit: Untamed and I have broken my review into 2 parts. The first part is my own kid’s review for the movie, and the second is my review of the movie. DreamWorks Spirit: Untamed arrives in theaters on June 4, 2021. Will it gallop into your kid’s hearts? Here is my Spirit: Untamed Movie Review. (Spoiler-Free.)
My Kid’s Spirit: Untamed Movie Review
My girls love Spirit: Untamed. Going into the movie neither one of my girls had seen the previous Spirit movie nor the tv series. Well, that is now going to change, because like I said, they loved Spirit: Untamed. Haha! They love the relationship between Lucky and Spirit, and the relationship Luck has with her new friends Abigail and Pru. My girls laughed through the whole movie. There is one part of the story they are not huge fans of, and that is how the mother passes away when Lucky is very young. But, throughout the movie, my girls were routing for Lucky and Spirit and they were so happy with how the movie ended.
My Spirit: Untamed Movie Review
As for me, Spirit: Untamed is a very nice family-friendly movie. It is a movie I could watch over and over with my girls. (To me that says a lot.) The movie is actually pretty funny, and the comedy is family-friendly and doesn’t go over the heads of kids. The animation and colors are also beautiful, and the story is heartfelt. The story teaches kids about friendship, how to never give up, and learning from your mistakes. Like my kids, though, the only thing about the movie that I am iffy on is the part of the story where Lucky’s mom dies when she is very young. A parent passing away is a huge theme in kid’s movies and it’s a theme I wish they would use less often. But, for a kid’s movie, I feel they handled this type of story very well.
The movie also boasts some heavy hitting actors in it’s voice line up such as Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Andre Braugher. But it is Isabela Merced who voices Lucky who is the stand out voice actor for the movie. She does such a great job, and really makes the movie.
Spirit: Untamed is a heartfelt and entertaining family-friendly movie that young kids are going to love. (I cannot wait to all things Spirit with my girls.) What would I rate Spirit: Untamed? I give Spirit: Untamed a solid B. There are some scenes that contain fighting, and some peril, but kids of all ages will be able to watch Spirit: Untamed.
How excited are you for Spirit: Untamed?
An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation.
Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron and includes an Emmy-winning TV series. The film is directed by Elaine Bogan (Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television’s Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and is produced by Karen Foster (co-producer, How to Train Your Dragon). The film’s co-director is Ennio Torresan (head of story, The Boss Baby), and the film’s score is by composer Amie Doherty (Amazon’s Undone, DreamWorks Animation’s Marooned).
Cast: Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher and Eiza González