Spirit Untamed review – family animation is tamer than a sedated bunny

Spirit Untamed review – family animation is tamer than a sedated bunny
This sequel to the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron may please very young children, but it is a much lesser beast

The 2002 family animation Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron told the tale of a noble stallion’s battle to stay free in the 19th-century old west. Now comes a sequel in which the truly wild creature is not a horse but a 12-year-old girl with a stubborn streak. She is Lucky (voiced by Isabela Merced), whom little kids may recognise from the Netflix spin-off series. This film is a sort-of origin story to the show, an account of how Lucky and Spirit the stallion meet. It’s a sweet, undemanding film that, despite the title, is tamer than a sedated bunny. That said, the four-year-old I watched with spontaneously yelped “this is the best!” 20 minutes in. So really, what do I know?

Lucky is travelling on a train when
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