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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.
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…
It's handsomely made but when an elephant out-acts the cast you know it's no classic.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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.
Quería escribir una reseña ácida y graciosa de una oración, pero no sirve ni para eso. Te odio Water For Elephants.
I'll watch any old guff for some Pattinson face time.
Water for Elephants was an enjoyable movie, but not more than that. The movie is too much focusing on the relation and that relation is worked out like it's a story of two 14 year-olds. The circus is too much on the background and that is a bad thing. Because the story of the circus would do the movie more good.
Water For Elephants (2011)
Fantastic actors, strong performances, good story, and a surprisingly enjoyable drama.
It is, admittedly, very melodramatic, but man it's pretty. And incredibly well acted, especially by the animals.
This film is exactly what was promised in the trailer: a handsomely shot, somewhat stilted, very old-fashioned romantic drama. Though plenty of dramatic things happen in the film, none of them really make much of an impact; we somehow feel we’re being kept at arm’s length. When the elephant engenders more emotion than the humans do, you’ve got problems. (Credit where it’s due: I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Pattinson’s performance. He wasn’t disgraced in this company.)
Ever been dragged into a movie that you had no interest in seeing? How many times did you end up liking that movie much more than you expected? I'm happy to say that's what happened to me with Water for Elephants. I wanted to see the other animal movie that came out this weekend, but alas I settled for this one. I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The drama was pretty well done. I won't say the acting was spectacular, because it wasn't, but even so, I genuinely cared for the characters. My favorite character was the elephant that the film (novel) is named after. Rosie by far gave the best performance in Water for Elephants. But like…
I loved the ending...
Not really my type of movie, but hey, I thought I'd give it a go with nothing on - and boy was I unexpectedly gripped in the main body part of the film especially.
As an avid animal lover, it does anger me and reflect on the typical behind the scene attitude in humans towards animals within a circus. In that sense it delivers well, as does the elephant with it's acting!
Acting isn't the most convincing by the leads, but it does the trick I guess. As for chemistry, maybe R-Patz spent a bit too much time with Kristen Stewart's inability to show emotion because there was none of it here with Witherspoon (or as much as we would have hoped...)
A very good old fashioned movie which can still appeal to modern sensibilities. I saw this right after seeing "Thor" in murky digital 3-D and was immediately absorbed by the crisp, beautiful cinematography presented in a big screen 35mm film presentation. The score has a classic film score majesty to it as well.
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