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‘The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep’ brings Dick King-Smith (author of ‘Babe’)’s popular novel about a lonely boy who discovers a mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, to life. It gets better . . . the egg hatches a strange and mischievous creature – that turns out to be the Loch’s most fabled monster (AAAHHHH!!!! Some really spooky stuff!) The production value is what sold this movie. The production design and art direction pay amazing attention to detail. The costumes are very well done and each character has its own persona and style. This could have been a silent film and I would have followed the story just off of the costumes alone. Lighting and cinematography are tops. But, the real winner is the use of CGI. The advancement in technology over the years amazes me. We fly with Potter, cross Middle Earth, battle giant robots . . . it’s all so thrilling. Not once did I doubt that there was a giant sea creature lingering like ‘The Cranberries’ song. Strong acting all around from personal favs – Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey . . . and our narrator Brain Cox delivers. What a great family fun movie . . . full of action and a little bit scary. And the soundtrack – kisses to James Newton Howard. . . But Daddy, I want a water horse!! And I want it NOW!