Water for Elephants trailer online
Call me uneducated, but apparently Water for Elephants is something great to shout about. The novel comes from Sara Gruen (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) and has been adapted by Richard LaGravenese, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and the legendary Hal Holbrook.
To me, a film viewer, two things leap to mind as I watch this trailer, Titanic and The Greatest Show on Earth. You might see why when you watch the trailer for yourself.
Water for Elephants sees a ninety year old man arrive at a circus and reveals to the owner that he was part of the circus back during the American Depression. His stories take his audience in the film, and on the other side of the screen, right back to the time when he joined and recount his tale of falling in love with the circus and one of the animal trainers.
It has a strong cast and looks great from the trailer, and I love the fact that Hal Holbrook is still working and delivering strong performances. His turn in Sons of Anarchy was fantastic and hugely emotional.
I am reminded of Titanic for obvious reasons, but it wasn't Titanic that first set-up that reflective look back at life from the main character, that's something that's been around a long time and a very effective tool. Nor is it a bad thing for the comparisons with The Greatest Show on Earth, which is a fantastic film to watch, a circus can provide for a rich backdrop for a film. For me these are all wins.
Here's the trailer for Water for Elephants which I found through Latino Review:
Looks good doesn't it? Well with Francis Lawrence you wouldn't expect anything less, but does it look like it will be an over sentimental film?