Water for Elephants

Review: Water for Elephants

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By friday
10 May 11

Geez, Rebecca Barry. "It's not explained why Jacob can suddenly speak a strange language the elephant understands." REALLY? Because remember at the beginning of the film when Jacob is speaking POLISH to his POLISH parents who very soon after die in a car accident? And then remember how when he is frustrated with the elephant Jacob says something in POLISH and the elephant responds? Jeez, its clear to me that you weren't paying attention when watching this film. That was hardly a confusing moment. I thought the film was enjoyable. Nice to have a film with no CGI and special effects trying to buoy it along. Christopher Waltz is fabulous. I think Reese is great but didn't seem to wear her character convincingly. There were a few throwaway lines to make us believe she had a hard upbringing but she seemed to lack the steeliness such a character would have. Rob is doing better and better each film and is becoming a convincing leading man. He was very good in some of the more dramatic and physical scenes, but comes across as a little wholesome sometimes. But of course the elephant steals the show. Its a nice film. A fun romp. But not amazing.
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Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

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