Hi, I hope everyone is recovered from their Easter sugar high by now……..actually come to think of it, I could use a sugar high to get me thru my Monday! I have a lot to share with you all today but let’s start with last Friday night…..This was our was our Book Club night, we had dinner and talked books upstairs at the Warren Theater since we were seeing Water for Elephants right after. I had a great time like always…….this is such a nice escape for me and I value the friendships below more than you can imagine.
So I bet you are wanting to hear my review on this movie……………
* Was it close to the book? Absolutely, they did a wonderful job
* Was it visually stunning? Yes
* Did I love the actors? Of course, they were PERFECT
I walked out, first time I have EVER walked out of a movie. I am not stupid, I read the book and I knew I had a hard time with some of the animal scenes so it was silly of me to think that it would not bother me. I also read before Friday that the National Humane Society signed off on this movie stating that ALL abuse scenes were totally CG. But actually seeing the abuse on screen devastated me so much more than I thought. Watching August beat that Elephant and hearing it scream brought vomit to my throat and I grabbed my bag and left…I cried the whole way home. I know what you must think….this is a movie, it is not real but I do not care I can not “un-see” something. The way that elephant acted (great actor) screaming like it did actually ripped my heart open and I have NO desire to even try and rent this and fast forward thru that those scenes. And yes, I know the elephant gets the “last laugh” but that does not matter to me at all, I thought this was horrific.
Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer but I should of known better than go to see this. Talk about disappointment….something I wanted to see SO bad. *sigh**
Did you see it?