By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 4, 2011 at 6:55AM
Now, before we get inundated with angry comments from RPatz fans, let's be clear. The headline above is more a comment on movie marketers who realize the best way to get hearts aflutter of girls and women everywhere and get them to flock to the theaters, is to show endless shots of RPatz being sad, confused or frustrated or some kind of combination of the three. And while we'll leave our opinions on the movie until we see it, that's the truth folks, like it or lump it.
Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, Robert Pattinson stars as an aspiring vet who falls in with a traveling circus, and falls in love with the beautiful wife (Reese Witherspoon) of the charismatic but cruel head animal trainer (Christoph Waltz). The film is directed by Francis Lawrence and looks pretty damn beautiful, no doubt assisted by the skills of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto ("Biutiful," "Broken Embraces," "Lust Caution"). As for the story itself we're still not quite sure what to make of it -- there's a magical realism tone going on here but also one of an overwrought romance -- so we'll have to see how it balances out.
Check out the trailer below which first arrived courtesy of Amazon who are debuting film trailers now for some reason. "Water For Elephants" opens on April 22nd.