Sure, let the snark begin. I already can predict many of your responses. After all, this stars Robert Pattinson. As for myself, I think there's something there, a willingness and a need to prove that he's not just a sparkly vampire but a good actor. And I'll say it - WATER FOR ELEPHANTS looks really good to me.
For one thing, it's directed by Francis Lawrence, who has a remarkable visual sense in his films. CONSTANTINE and I AM LEGEND are good movies, and I like that he's breaking from the horror genre to do this sweeping romance. Richard LaGravenese is a good screenwriter - if for nothing else he wrote the caustic and hilarious THE REF. It's shot by Rodrigo Prieto, an amazing cinematographer (BABEL, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN). And it also stars Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, and the awesome Hal Holbrook. Finally, it's based on a well-received and loved novel. This could very well be a great movie, and I have high anticipation for it.
Now we get a new trailer, and I really like it. But judge for yourself. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS opens April 22nd.