Two words for the Water for Elephants film makers…

It's a maaaaaannnn's world!

Dear Rob,

Since UC and I have been so busy with work and the holidays we can’t seem to find 10 minutes together to break down that blasted Water for Elephants trailer that came out LAST WEEK. Sure, we’ve emailed back n forth little one liners with our thoughts though that wouldn’t do it justice. BUUUTTT I do have one thing to say about the trailer and I’d like to direct it towards the film makers…


Dear Water for Elephants Film makers,

THANK YOU. Why you ask? I haven’t even seen the movie yet, it could be total crap, that circus music was creepy, we didn’t even make it mysterious or make the public wonder why the should see this film, so why are you thanking us you’re asking. I know. I know. But I still have to say thank you for one reason…

Uh huh!

Thank you for making Robert Pattinson look like a MAN.

Clearly, we love ourselves some Edward and we appreciate that he’s pulled off playing a teenager. And sure we love some angsty college boys who are mad at the world, pick fights with their dad and ride a 10 speed through the rain to blow off steam. And who doesn’t love any Brit kid who ends up in Harry Potter. And of course… Daniel Gale.

A man in some movie like this???

But for the first time I can clearly say, wow this is a man and all this time can be sort of justified. Ok, ok that’s taking it a bit far but maybe this movie will be a turning point for our dear Rob. God knows this needs to be a success for him so he can prove he can open a movie outside the teen vampire genre. Fingers crossed for him. It’s funny to be writing this while Pirate Radio plays in the background and seeing Tom Stu in a role that apparently he found on Rob’s floor and wondering what could have been if Rob had taken something like this. A smaller role where he’s not the sole lead in a smaller project with some huge names in Britian’s film scene (AND Philip Seymour Hoffman!!!). Who knows… maybe we’ll see something like this from Rob in the future but until then I’m excited for April and hope this is a great film for Rob.

In the meantime, another big thank you!


So anyone else… did you feel this way? Like finally we’re out of the teen category, Rob can be a MAN in movies?

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Can Rob really pull of Jacob Jankowski?

We’ve had this letter sitting in our inbox for quite some time & I thought it was high-time to have this discussion. We didn’t talk about Water for Elephants TOO much during all the filming because Moon hadn’t finished the book yet. Then she did and well…. the time had passed. But while Rob is in hiding, perhaps taking boating lessons, perhaps questioning along with the rest of us why Taylor is going to the Brazil filming with Kristen & him, let’s revisit that movie he just finished filming & see if Ashley is alone in her thoughts!

Dear Movie Makers & LTRers,

I am addicted to reading. (Which is maybe a little more than half because of Twilight. Partly why they will always be my favorite books) Do they have like AA meetings for that, but like… not AA? More like… RA? I need to join one of those support groups before I run my family out of money with all my book buying. (I don’t like libraries much. I mean I love libraries, I just don’t usually like any of the books there- I like bookstores with shiny new books 😀 ) Anyways, (I also have A.D.D and get off-track easily)

I read Water For Elephants, and I love the book. I think it’s one of my favorites. And well, Robert Pattinson has been transformed into Jacob Jankowski. I know that everybody loves him and everything, and he’s a good actor and stuff, buuuuuttt I’m not sure if he was the BEST choice…. (please don’t kill me.. *duck & cover*)

I’ll definitely still see it (which is probably part of the reason they cast him) and I’ll still probably like it a lot, but I can’t help wondering if throughout the whole movie I’ll just be thinking… “Thaaaaat’s Robert Pattinson…” I’m afraid I won’t be able to get into the movie like I did with the book…

Well this is a dashing picture! Oh my gosh, its Jacob Jankowski with Robert Pattinson's face! What is this, some weird crazy dream?

I think it would have been better to cast someone who is a good actor but not exactly AS well known as Rob. It’s possible Rob could pull it off. Although he’d have to be very talented. And I’m not so sure of yet (*duck & cover again* but I’m still open! This movie will probably make up my mind) And I think the costume designers are super good. From the set pictures, if you don’t look at his face you’re like “Holy molestation mostaccioli! It’s really Jacob!” and then you look at his face and you’re like “Oh, it’s Robert Pattinson…” (I spelled mostaccioli wrong and my computer underlined it and I right-clicked to see if the right spelling was there, and one of the words was molestation. I laughed… very random word, not that much in common with ‘mostaccioli’…
A.D.D’s actin’ up again. Gosh. I’m bad at this)

Oh yeah, and why has no one discussed how weird it is that in Twilight Taylor plays Jacob and in this movie Rob plays a Jacob? hmmm… name confusion…
There should be like T-shirts that read, “TEAM JACOB – Water-for-Elephants-Jacob, not Twilight-Saga-Jacob… for The Twilight Saga I’m Team Edward, but really it’s the same thing because Edward from Twilight and Jacob from Water For Elephants are the same person.” I guess this shirt should just say TEAM ROB……. ??”

I’m Team Twilight-Saga-Jacob, and Team Water-For-Elephants-Book-Not-Movie-Jacob (I don’t think Rob Pattz is attractive *hides under couch*) …and Team The-Host-Ian-O’Shea, but that’s super off topic.

G’bye now,

ADD or not- Ashley might have voiced some fears that others have. In fact, while we’re admitting things- “I’m Team Edward from Twilight, Team Jacob from Water for Elephants Book plus Team Rob always but I’m not convinced he’ll pull off Jacob either.” And let me preface that- I read Water for Elephants before it was announced that Rob picked up the project (but we already knew- it wasn’t a coincidence!!!) so I had no set pictures or ideas of Rob playing Jacob clouding my mind. Maybe he’ll rule it- but when I read that book, I did not think “Rob” when considering the character of Jacob. Are Ashley & I alone?? Andddd…. GO!

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