Summary: Full disclosure: I met Secretariat, standing at stud at Claiborne Farm outside Paris, Kentucky, in 1974. Let me tell you, that Red was one very impressive horse. He bolted across the pasture to where we stood at the rail and tried to bite my wife's, um, well, let's not go into anatomical detail. But alas, Big Red was more impressive than the movie about him.
Excerpt: Secretariat is een onderhoudende familiefilm die zowel spanning tijdens de race van het paard als doorzettingsvermogen van de hoofdrolspeelster laat zien. De film laat zien dat, door te geloven in een doel, je ook werkelijk iets kunt bereiken. Niet opgeven als alles tegenzit maar doorzetten. De film is een feelgood movie die iedereen zal waarderen.
Summary: This movie is surprisingly good. The horse race scenes are the best to date in terms of visuals, sounds, and camera angles. This movie puts SeaBiscuit to shame. Secretariat was a great horse. But Man-of-war was also a great horse. The race between War Admiral and Secretariat was awesome. The movie focuses on the owner and her struggles which was played wonderfully by Diane Lane. The This movie is surprisingly good.
Excerpt: Equipment used for review: Sharp LC-46SB57UN 46" 120Hz 1080p LCD (24fps), Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Receiver, Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1, & LG BH200 Super Blu Cast/Crew Info: Diane Lane as Penny Chenery John Malkovich as Lucien Laurin Dylan Walsh as Jack Tweedy Margo Martindale as Miss Ham Nelsan Ellis as Eddie Sweat Otto Thorwarth as Ronnie Turcotte Fred Dalton Thompson as Bull Hancock James Cromwell as Ogden Phipps Scott Glenn as Chris Chenery Directed by Randall Wallace My take:...
Off to the Races............................................
30 January 2011
Excerpt: Secretariat like so many other horse movies before him, Seabiscuit, Black Beauty and The Black Stallion have all been inspirational stories about the horse and their owners. What sets this colt apart from the others, is that Secretariat is a triple crown winner and a horse that holds one of the most coveted records of horse racing. I won't tell it hear so I don't ruin the plot.