It starts today! As a fan of the book and the actors, I've been really looking forward to it. Personally I'm looking to support an old fashioned movie like this, with the gorgeous sets and circus atmosphere, my old brain gets tired of special effects and explosions.
Can the film live up to Sara Gruen's best-selling novel, an adored word-of-mouth phenomenon? [Yes.]
"Water for Elephants" is a circus tale, full of drunks, tossed-off circus wisdom and forlorn animals, including a beautiful elephant.
In an age of prefabricated special effects and obviously phony spectacle, it's sort of old-fashioned (and a pleasure) to see a movie made of real people and plausible sets.