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Water for Elephants
Life is the most spectacular show on earth.
In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
It's handsomely made but when an elephant out-acts the cast you know it's no classic.
Film #13 of Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge
Item 14. A film about/featuring a circus!
I resisted this movie and book for a long time, expecting a NIcholas Sparks-esque cheesy love story. I broke down and read the book this past fall and actually enjoyed it, so I felt I needed to see the film as well. The plot of "Water for Elephants" is far less about the romantic triangle than the life on the circus, and the film reflects this well. The story is paced well and the setting feels authentic to the 1930s. The performances from Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz were good, keeping me entertained throughout.
This film is pretty alright in most respects if it doesn't stand out much. Thing is I really don't like Robert Pattinson and as hard as I try to ignore that nagging feeling it still manages to taint the whole movie.
I’ve always had a weird relationship with Water for Elephants. Having loved Waltz’s performance in Inglorious Bastards, I was excited to watch him return on the screen again; however at the same time, I felt a feeble amount of hesitation after learning that the lead was none other than Robert Pattinson; the very same who graced our televisions with Twilight, and truly left a mark in our hearts. And of course Reese Witherspoon, who was drunkenly shouting ‘Do you know who I am!?’ in my head.
When the film first entered Netflix streaming it took a number, and waited patiently; knowing that my interest will always wander onto better things… oh shit did you know Fargo is still available to…
Quería escribir una reseña ácida y graciosa de una oración, pero no sirve ni para eso. Te odio Water For Elephants.
Water for Elephants is a glossy and lavishly produced throwback to the glory days of Hollywood. Yet, the film is a hollow recreation of past glories, one where the two leads get out acted by an elephant.
Whilst it is nice to see the return to this type of filmmaking it is a shame the material and the execution can’t match the intent. The problem is that it is a superficial and shallow experience. Many films of this ilk, back during the height of the studio system, were similarly simplistic but they got by on sheer spectacle and the charisma of the performers. These days it is hard for a film of this kind to wow an audience when the…
Waltz gives a fine performance and is too strong for the other two - he in turn has to give centre stage to Rosie the elephant who is terrific. An uneven film but the scenes which involve Waltz or Rosie are worth it.
The elephants are okay.
Entertaining if completely predictable.
I'm not much of a fan of the mistreatment of animals, even simulated mistreatment. So I didn't like this movie at all and I don't think the last five minutes of Happy Ending Voiceover did anything to help me recover from what came before. This was a crappy love story and I do not approve.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home while painting toenails silver.
Why does it feel like nobody but Quentin knows how to use Christoph Waltz properly?
Fun fact: In another filmed called Vanity Fair, Robert Pattinson play the son of Reese Witherspoon. Lovers v.s mother/son.
What did I learn today? I learnt that elephants are great. And that I care more about animals than about people.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Never considered watching this film, I'd only ever seen the poster and assumed it was some silly film with R-Patz. It was good! And Reese Witherspoon is in it and she's damned cool. And Christoph Waltz! He was awesome as a baddie. A good, interesting watch but a bit sad too. They escaped and lived happily but he ended up alone and well...just alone.
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