Released in early 2023, “Centurion: The Dancing Stallion” options Midthunder’s first starring function since her breakout efficiency in 2022’s “Prey.” In it, she stars as Ellissia, a younger equestrian intent on coaching a white stallion to take part in a Mexican horse dancing competitors. But earlier than she will be able to really get to the massive occasion, she falls ailing and reluctantly palms over the reins (figuratively and actually) to a different coach.
As with many horse films, “Centurion: The Dancing Stallion” aspires to be inspirational, with folks and animals overcoming adversity. Ellissia struggles in opposition to her well being limitations, whereas the poor horse rises above a historical past of abuse to land a loving residence. (P.S. There’s additionally a bit of little bit of romance between Ellissia and Danny, the good-looking younger coach who steps in to assist with the competitors on the eleventh hour.) With a direct-to-streaming launch, it is maybe not the splashiest follow-up to “Prey” that one might think about, however opinions of “Centurion: The Dancing Stallion” appear to be usually optimistic, with critics largely contemplating it nice if predictable.