Water for Elephants
Ever since I read the book, I've been dying to see the movie. (Of course I read the book only when I heard they were turning it into a movie staring Robert Pattison & Reese Witherspoon, so maybe it isn't the fairest of statements.) But even so, as much as I was looking forward to the movie, part of me was a little scared to see what they would do to it. But I shouldn't have worried, but the movie definitely met my expectations.
That isn't to say they didn't change a think. For instance Uncle Al wasn't part of the movie. Instead August was both the August from the book as well as Uncle Al. They were a few scenes near the end that were removed or condensed. But even though it was different it didn't take anything away.
Another thing to make note of is that reading about the animal cruelty is one thing, but actually having to watch it is another. Yes you know that in real life nothing happened to the animal actors. But still having to watch the animals living onscreen go through some awful circumstances is a little uncomfortable.
Even with these negatives I still loved the movies. I loved both R Patz and Reese Witherspoon (and Christoph Waltz as well!). I was even able to forget that it was Edward on screen and actually lose myself in the movie, which I was afraid I might not be able to do. It really made the book come alive, and I don't think they could have turned the book into a movie any better.
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