While Tintin could wind up playing young and earning kudos for its eye-popping visuals and tech accomplishments, Spielberg's PG-13 film version of the heart-tugging Word War I drama War Horse, adapted by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis from Michael Morpurgo’s novel and subsequent West End stage play (now wowing theatergoers on Broadway), looks like an Academy-friendly no-brainer. Why? It's got epic scope but plays out on a human scale; judging from the way I teared up, it's a four-hankie.
See the trailer below. The love story between a boy and his horse opens December 28 and widens in January.