Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cool Sh*t!!- Water for Elephants Trailer

Apple recently released the trailer to the upcoming period piece film Water For Elephants. The film is based off the incredible novel by the same name and stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz. The story is set in the Great Depression era and is about a vet student named Jacob who runs away right before finals at school when he finds out that his parents were killed in a car crash. He soon finds himself traveling with a mediocre circus as their vet. There he meets a circus performer named Marlena and sparks fly. Unfortunately, she's already married and to the psychotic animal trainer whatnot. I really loved the novel and have been looking forward to the film for awhile. I definitely did not picture Robert Pattinson or Reese Witherspoon to be Jacob and Marlena but I can see why they were chosen. Right now Pattinson seems like he'll be stuck in the Romance genre forever cause his name sells well in that category, and who doesn't love Reese Witherspoon. I do however LOVE the idea of Christoph Waltz as Marlena's crazy husband August. Having Robert Pattinson in the cast, it looks like the movie is being marketed as another Twilight. Just watch the trailer. It just looks like a love triangle film than anything. I can guarantee that the novel is much more than a simple love triangle story. Author Sara Gruen did impeccable research on the Great Depression and what it must have been like working for a circus during that time. The novel's about Jacob's experiences while at the circus and his relationship with Marlena and her husband, other members of the staff, and the animals, especially one Elephant named Rosie. I just hope the film doesn't screw it up.

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