Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Water for Elephants (2011) review - trailer

Posted by Muarif 1:05 PM, under , | No comments

There is something endearing old-a story of love between a great driver and a child who runs away to join the circus. What is "Water for Elephants" most intriguing is a third person, reminds us why Christoph Waltz won the Oscar for best supporting actor for "Inglourious Basterds" (2009). Touch the circus owner, who is married to the pilot and keep her and everyone in his iron fist.

The story, based on the bestseller by Sara Gruen, is told as a flashback of an old man named Jacob (Hal Holbrook), who lost his parents in 1931, left the veterinary school at Cornell University took the road and jumped a train arrived, I do not know, a circus train. Played by Robert Pattinson in his youth, is naive and enthusiastic, and his eyes filled with amazement at the lovely Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) on his white horse program. The owner (Valse) in August ready to throw the train until he learns the young Jacob know anything about veterinary medicine.

In an age of special effects and spectacle prefabricated, of course, a lie is a kind of old-fashioned (and pleasure) to see the movie about real people and set credible. Production designer Jack Fisk, has created a credible a circus here, and the train itself is a personality. (August and Jacob spend incredible time to walk or run on it, but that's okay.)

The dynamics of the story is based on jealousy August Marlena, and his stubborn loyalty to his marriage contract. This is where Vals contribute. Shorter than Robert Pattinson, in fact much larger than Witherspoon, who reigns throughout the world as a hard master, whose charm lies a cold inner core dynamics is the same, is the ruthless Nazi "Inglourious Basterds". It gives a lot to offer toast with a knife hidden inside.

Recession of the early days are hard, and few jobs. The circus is in deep debt, and in August for the production of a new star attraction, he believes can save it. This is Rosie, a middle-aged elephant, who thinks he can ride with Marlena, and Jacob can be trained and treated, even though neither has previously worked as an elephant. Scenes in which the elephants understanding of personality and language to create a natural charm, and the film around them convincing portrayal of life in the circus on the road.

Highlight of the film is a series of terrible events, I will not describe except to say it's a bit difficult to know how they started to move. It is also difficult to understand why Marlena will continue to be such a devoted wife until August no longer deserves the privilege - but that it does save the film from dissolving completely into melodrama.

"Water for Elephants" was directed by Francis Lawrence, whose "I Am Legend" and "Constantine" are not predictions of this relatively conventional film. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, including "The Horse Whisperer", also showed sympathy for the personality of the animals. Rosie is not as charismatic as a horse, and as noted by Jacob who suffer from dry skin, but you have to admit that his timing is impeccable., What is good entertainment for the family of a PG-13 safe, but not an idiot, and is a refreshing interlude before reaching the success of the summer.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Sara Gruen (novel)
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz


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