I entered this film with such odd expectations. I thought it was going to suck because well it looked like it would suck. I think that the director is a complete hack, his past two features were so bad I neared self induced coma during both (Constantine and I AM Legend). – Now I’m not so sure. I don’t like Pattenson’s work either, although he seems perfect for the upcoming Cosmopolis one of my favorite novels. Reese Witherspoon’s good, but I can’t remember the last time I saw her in anything. Christoph Waltz is brilliant even in the Green Hornet. So what did I think about this one?
First a synopsis.
The design of the film was great. The acting from everyone but Pattenson and Witherspoon was brilliant, the mentioned two were just good. Waltz can act circles around anyone, he makes evil look so normal, and he is really chilling. Although I could not hate him, his character had so much depth. All of the carnies are compelling and very believable.
Water for Elephants is available at DVD retailers everywhere.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Overall: 3 toothless tigers out of 5
Review by Bro’ “B” – Ben
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