By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 7 out of 10
When highly acclaimed books are made into movies, the film usually falls under the microscopic eye of the fans. Water for Elephants, was no exception. Directed by Francis Lawrence the film actually faired pretty well against my exceedingly low expectations. As a huge fan of the original novel by Sara Gruen, and an admitted hater of Robert Pattinson, though indifferent towards Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, I just wasn’t looking forward to having the world of the Benzini Brothers Circus tarnished. But to my surprise I actually liked the adaptation, something that hasn’t happened since Nicholas Spark’s The Notebook.