The Horses of McBride

The Horses of McBride

On DVD: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Running Time: 
85 Minutes
The Horses of McBride is the true story of a family that found two horses stranded on the side of Mount Renshaw, near McBride, British Columbia. When Nicki (McKenzie Porter) finally reaches the horses she finds them completely malnourished, patchy, and thin. Her brother tells her to just shoot them and put them out of their misery but Nicki thinks they can be saved. 
With the help of her small town community and good natured people from all over the globe, Nicki and her family decided to dig a pathway in below freezing weather so that they can lead the horses out of the mountains and into town where they can be cared for. The adventure includes sleeping out in the freezing cold wild to protect the horses from wolves. Can they save the horses?
Hands down The Horses of McBride has to have been one of the most annoying films I’ve ever seen. Why? Nicki and her family are forced to sell their family owned land because they’re in the hole, but because Nicki is such a bleeding heart they decided to waste all their time and effort saving the horses. Nicki’s Mom? If the family is literally about to lose the farm why is it that she spends the entirety of the film sitting at home making gingerbread houses, and why did she never once go out into the cold to help in the rescue effort. 
What makes the film the most annoying is that Porter’s character Nicki is in constant need of being the center of attention. She’s spoiled, has that “now” generation attitude, and acts like a brat through most of the movie. I really couldn’t find one character out of the bunch that I could relate to. Obviously I would have just put the animals out of their misery, saved a few sheckles, probably given my daughter the belt, and moved on knowing it wasn’t the end of the world. For that reason, I really hated this syrupy sweet feel good movie. 
AJ Garcia
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