The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

(2008)
Filmed in Wellywood, and The South Island™, this is a distinctly Scottish tale about a lonely boy called Angus who discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a mythical sea creature called a Kelpie. It soon grows too big to be hidden within his home and is placed in Loch Ness where it becomes the famous Loch Ness Monster.

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i HATE wen they attakk him!!!!


I took my 2 year old and my ten year old to see this movie and we all loved it. My two year old loved it so much we went back and saw it a second time in the theaters and now we own it. Yes the story may get darker and more dramatic at parts, but so do many other family movies like harry potter or chronicles of narnia. Even ET had a darker side and had you crying. It's a wonderful movie and I encourage all to see it. I just wish they made toys for it.


I just loved it , the creature was adorable made me want one, I loved this movei would recommend it, go see it.
Yes I had tears too , just a most beautiful story.


this movie is so good. It was funny, sad, exciting, and in some bits kind of scary. But hey i usually hate water movies but this ones great. It was perfect.

But i was a tad over scary for kids under 5 although it would usually be okay. And this movie should be on the top ten list. Even for adults.


I went along to this film with a friend and her two kids. One spent the movie asking what was going on, the other one cried. Scary in spots and sappy in others.

The fantasy theme on films has been done to absolute death, I hope they stop soon.


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74% of critics recommend.
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  • Personally, I wouldn’t take a toddler (unless he was the son of Tarantino) to this intermittently, legitimately terrifying tale of a boy and his Loch Ness monster. But everyone else should blow off 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' and show up for the best kiddie picture of the season -- and, along with 'Ratatouille', of the year. Full Review

  • It's a little corny and somewhat overlong, but a sweet sensibility and stirring adventure scenes make <em>The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep</em> a welcome gift for anyone looking to keep kids entertained over the holidays. Full Review

  • A typical coming-of-age story filled with wonderful, moving performances. Full Review

  • While it boasts a lower profile than many other Christmas releases, it might catch on with parents who want to take their kids to a movie that the entire family will actually enjoy. Nifty special effects and a first-rate British cast elevate this production. Full Review

  • Just as the creature quickly swells from pint-size pet to gargantuan behemoth, necessitating its relocation to the Loch Ness, so the film transitions seamlessly from a gently spirited comedy to a harrowing drama that might prove frightening to especially wee tots. Full Review