Be Fearless with Spirit Untamed (Updated with giveaway)

Disclaimer: The Fandads saw an advance screening of Spirit Untamed in exchange for a review and giveaway for our readers. All thoughts, opinions, and horse-riding tricks are our own.

Spirit has been a part of my daughter’s life for a good while now. My daughter loves the shows and I think may have watched them all a couple of times. I enjoy watching them with her because of the lessons that are learned and the diversity in each episode. It is just a great feel-good show to watch.

Recently we were “Lucky” enough to see an advance screening of the new Spirit Untamed movie and it was a joy to watch. While the first five minutes did pull at my heartstrings, the rest of the movie gave us hope, confidence, and the life lessons that Spirit is known for.

I do not want to give away too much about the movie but it is a story about family. In the beginning, we learn about Lucky Prescott’s mother Milagro Navarro, and how she was a talented horse-riding stunt performer. I would love to see a movie based on her and how she became a performer before Lucky was born. Something happens that leads Lucky to live with her Aunt Cora. After another incident, Lucky goes with her Aunt to stay with her father over the summer and that’s where the adventure starts.

While the movie is about Lucky and Spirit, the relationship between her and her father is another great story in the movie. Due to what happened to Lucky’s mother, her father is a little overprotective but learns how to trust Lucky and the choices she makes. This is a storyline that many parents can relate to and we will all have that moment when we have to learn to let our children make their own choices.

In the town of Miradero, we meet Abigail and Pru who befriend Lucky and show her around horses and assist her on her incredible journey. We loved watching these young girls use their minds to outwit the horse wranglers and believe in themselves to do what it right.

OK, we don’t want to give away too much but read the full synopsis below and continue reading to see how you can win a Spirit Untamed Blu-ray.

An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation.

Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.

Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.

Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace, Captain Marvel) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin, Little). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Emmy winner Andre Braugher, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine), is the best friend of Lucky’s father.

When a heartless horse wrangler (Emmy nominee Walton Goggins, FX’s Justified) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.

Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron and includes an Emmy-winning TV series. The film is directed by Elaine Bogan (Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television’s Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and is produced by Karen Foster (co-producer, How to Train Your Dragon). The film’s co-director is Ennio Torresan (head of story, The Boss Baby), and the film’s score is by composer Amie Doherty (Amazon’s Undone, DreamWorks Animation’s Marooned).

Final Thoughts: Spirit Untamed is a lot of fun and a great movie with a strong message about being yourself, being fearless and honoring your heritage.

Kid-Friendly: Yes. While the horse wranglers might be a little too much for younger children, the movie is fun for the entire family.

Violence: There are some scenes with the horse wranglers being a little too rough with Spirit and also a scene of the wranglers capturing Spirit’s Family. These scenes might be a little too harsh for younger children to see.

Giveaway: Thanks to our friends at Dreamworks Animation we have a Spirit Untamed Blu-ray to offer one of our readers. Enter through the rafflecopter below. Spirit Untamed is available on Digital 8/17 and Blu-ray & DVD 8/31.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Scroll to Top