If you can remember back to 2002 Spirit: Stallion Of Cimarron was a
mediocre animated movie that eventually spawned a TV series that appeared
on Netflix. Now, with characters from the said TV series, comes the
uninspiring and drab Spirit Untamed.
With animation that isn’t even a step up from a cheap TV series and a story
that tries too hard to be modern, the young female characters are meant to
be feisty where in reality they're not particularly likeable, Spirit Untamed
has to rank as one of the poorest animated movies to come out of the
normally reliable Dream Works Animation Studio, this after all is the
studio that brought us Shrek and How To Train Your Dragon.
Set in the Wild West the story begins, cheerily enough, with the death of
Lucky Prescot’s (Isabela Merced) mother, a fearless horse-riding stunt
performer. Now staying on the east Coast with her aunt (Julianne Moore)
Lucky, after one too many adventures, is taken across country in order to
stay with her father (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the sleepy western town of
In Miradero Lucky befriends Spirit, a wild mustang. When a heartless horse
wrangler and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd it’s up to Lucky
and her friends to free the stallion from the evil rustlers.
If you enjoyed the TV series, then you might enjoy Spirit Untamed for
everyone else this is something that you’ll want to avoid.