Spirit Untamed: Reviewing A Children’s Delight

Spirit Untamed is a movie that not many of you would have heard about. In fact, it was one of the most unexpected movies of recent times for me. It is mainly because of how long after the original movie this one has come out that the popularity for the franchise died down. That is not to say the team has not been busy, but it is a long time since we saw the original movie in the franchise, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, that came out back in 2002. It has almost been 20 years, and that is a long long time in Hollywood. But now, we finally have Spirit Untamed, and fans of the original movie might be interested in this one.  Which is also quite understandable.

Spirit Untamed is a movie that hasn’t really made the news and hasn’t shattered any records with its release. In fact, the movie has performed quite modestly and on par with the expectations. So the limited media coverage and the fact that the franchise itself isn’t as famous as something like Shrek is something to really consider here. So don’t go on comparing the movie to big budget movies, because that would be setting yourself up for disappointment, and holding the movie to impossible standards. With all that being said, let us get into more detail about the movie, and what it is all about. We will also discuss whether it is worth investing your time into, so you know what you are getting into.

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Spirit Untamed: The Review

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the franchise, the first movie in the Spirit Untamed Universe came in the form of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which saw the story of a stallion from the 19th century, belonging to a noble and fighting and struggling to maintain his freedom. The movie was loved by kids and went on to be a good movie at the time. I personally think that it was a really good movie, even though it didn’t shatter any records or go beyond my expectations. Now, Spirit Untamed is here, and this time, we don’t have the story of an animal. Rather, we have the story of the 12 year old girl Lucky, voiced by Isabela Merced. She is famous for her own series on Netflix, belonging to the same universe.

Spirit Untamed tells the story from Lucky’s perspective and tells the tale of how she and Spirit the Stallion met. The movie shows the gradual friendship between the two and makes a point to be engaging to kids with the added wholesomeness and the lighthearted humor. The story follows Lucky as she travels to her dad’s town in the west, after living with her grandfather for the longest time. Here, she sees Spirit and becomes fast friends with him after treating him with a lot of love and generosity. However, no movie is complete without a climax, and here in the climax, we see Lucky and her two friends making their best efforts to save the herd of Spirit and his other friendly stallions.

Overall, the movie is a proper children’s film, and there is a clear focus towards making it palatable to children. The movie is peppered with light limericks and heartful humor throughout, and the wholesome factor just adds a lot to the film. Even as an adult, you will enjoy the film, even though it doesn’t really hold a candle to the original. The original film was a much more focused film with better character development and more pronounced multidimensionality given to Spirit. Here though, there is a clear change in focus, and that is not perhaps such a bad thing. But it still does pale in comparison to the original movie.

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Spirit Untamed: The Verdict

Coming to the verdict for Spirit Untamed, I would say that it is a good film for children to watch, and they will really enjoy it. If you start to look for inconsistencies and problems with the film, there are going to be loads of them. But if you just enjoy the movie for what it is and take nothing for granted, you are going to be pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it is. Children are definitely going to love it. And as an adult, you might too. In the end, I would recommend the movie.

Spirit Untamed is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. You may check it out at the following link:

Watch Spirit Untamed on Amazon Prime Video

The movie currently holds a rating of 5.4 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.

You may watch the trailer for the movie here:

What are your thoughts on the new movie? Have you watched the original? Did you like it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below.

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Willard Gross is a content writer with an eye for detail. He loves to write and create, but he also enjoys reading and analyzing the work of others in order to critique it. With every sentence he writes, Willard strives for perfection: each word should be just right.

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