I really like Taylor Lautner. He was the only thing that saved Twilight from being a total waste of my time. If he hadn’t been cast as the beefier Jacob in New Moon I would have skipped it altogether. It’s nice to see that his star is on the rise, but I have one important question. Is there really anyone on the planet who wants to see a movie about Stretch Armstrong? It seems like the biggest waste of money, time and talent since….oh, I don’t know, Speed Racer? No, at least Speed Racer sounded kind of interesting before it was released.
In other casting news, I’m rather disgusted by Robert Pattinson getting the lead in Water for Elephants. I don’t have any respect for his acting skills, and I simply find him creepy. The young man in Water for Elephants is a depression-era veterinary student who’s the son of Polish immigrants. Pattinson mumbles his way through the Twilight movies, so I cringe to think what he’ll do with this accent. The only thing that will save this casting nightmare will be if Peter Dinklage plays the dwarf. He’s too old for the part as written in the book, but that’s not important. I would watch Peter Dinklage read the phone book. I became a fan watching The Station Agent, which is such a lovely film.