While Harry and the Hendersons was a watershed in human-Sasquatch relations, there has been no parallel work concerning the leviathan lurking at the bottom of Loch Ness—until now. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep tells the story of a Scottish laddie (Etel) who happens upon a mysterious egg during World War II. After it hatches, the friendly, rapidly growing creature becomes increasingly difficult to hide from the boy’s mother (Watson), the new handyman (Chaplin) and the gun-happy soldiers bivouacking nearby—ostensibly there to protect Scotland from the Huns but just as likely to shell the benevolent beast into oblivion. As in Harry, we learn that mankind will always try to taxidermy what it doesn’t understand.
Tuesday December 25 2007
Cast and crew
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Emily Watson Ben Chaplin Alex Etel Brian Cox David Morrissey