Each and every just right children movie wishes a considered necessary evil villain, and the Colonel suits the invoice in “Spirit.” He’s made up our minds to make Spirit fall into line, to the purpose the place he is possibly unhealthily obsessive about the heroic horse.
In the beginning, he turns out to take just a passing passion in how tricky it’s turning into to “destroy” the wild stallion his males have obtained, however he sooner or later lodges to ravenous Spirit for 3 days simply to destroy the pony’s will. He beverages water in entrance of a desperately thirsty Spirit to taunt him, makes absurd speeches about how Spirit represents the American West itself, and engages in different such theatrics.
Relax, dude; it is only a horse. All the way through the climactic finish series of the movie, the Colonel leads different squaddies on a ridiculously bad pursuit of Spirit prime up into the mountains, preventing simplest when the pony makes an Evil Knievel-esque leap throughout an enormous chasm. At this level, the Colonel nods to Spirit, having someway became his glassy-eyed hatred into recognize.
Rather than being a stand-in for the faceless imperialism of the U.S. Army, its no longer defined what drives the Colonel to be this sort of hardliner; in every other lifestyles, possibly, he can have been buddies with Spirit with a friendlier way, like Little Creek.