The trailer (watch it after the jump) highlights the most important parts of this story: It’s set in a circus, it follows a love triangle, it’s ill-fated and it has elephants. However, this love triangle that Rob is involved in is a bit less complex than the one in “The Twilight Saga.” Rob plays a new man joining the circus, and he falls for Reese Witherspoon’s character, the circus’ star attraction. The only problem is that she is married to the circus’s head honcho, played by the villainously wonderful Christoph Waltz. Let the drama begin.
Can I also be the first to say that Reese looks especially beautiful in this trailer? Honestly, I don’t think we’ve ever seen her this luminous, even when she was pregnant and fabulous in “Vanity Fair.” I guess she wasn’t kidding when she said she was in the prime of her life now that she’s post-30. If we all could be so lucky!
We also got a tease in the trailer of this scene snapped by paps over the summer, which was a nice surprise. But really, the scenes from the trailer that we loved best were the ones where Rob was eying Reese. I mean, all the horses and elephants are a plus, but really the driving force of this story is the romance between their characters, so if we can’t buy that, the whole thing really doesn’t work.
And I also can’t help but feel that this might be a “Titanic“-quality story for a whole new generation. That is, if the Titanic was a circus instead of a ship. All the requisites are here: The story is told from the present looking back into the past, there’s an ill-fated romance with a taken woman and it’s set against an important historical backdrop. That, plus the fact that it looks like the circus is a big metaphorical iceberg going down, down, down.
What do you think of the “Water for Elephants” trailer? Do you also think it looks like Robert Pattinson’s best performance yet? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!