Saturday, May 16, 2009

Movie Review: "Twilight"

Woo, it's been forever since I wrote one of these! Anywho I finally was able to watch Twilight the other night. I feel like I'm the only person who actually sorta kinda wanted to see the movie that hadn't seen it yet. Then again, I just only read the books a few months ago and I still haven't read Breaking Dawn yet simply because everyone says it's not very good. But this review isn't about the books, it's about the movie so we won't discuss the books other than how it relates to the movie.

I happen to be on twitter while I was watching the movie, therefore I would tweet occasional thoughts while watching such as:

hmm watching twilight....Charlie's house is not at all what i picturedwhy did i always picture angela to be blonde?there's a lot of slo mo in the movie, it's rather distractinggood god Carlise is paleand he does not look 23LOL to Little Brown being one of the places that bella could buy that book fromhow much hair gel does rob pattinson use?vampires in sunlight look like bad TV receptionwhy in the world do you want to date someone who keeps talking about killing you???hmm i always imagined the cullens living in a big victorian style mansion.Alice is like how i imagined. which is good considering Nikki Hale as rosalie is not the most beautiful vampire everhaha author cameoreally? laurent is pronounced loron? i've been saying Lor-rentlame the scene in the hospital, the TV in the background is playing the same scene that JUST happened before (the dance hall)

How did I like the movie? Well on a scale to 1 to 10 with 10 being best, I give it a 6. The storyline is ok, the movie making is mostly good, the acting is rather cheesy. Well I thought Kristin Stewart was a very good Bella and I really like Taylor Lautner as Jacob (BTW I have been and always will be Team Jacob). Sorry but whenever I see Rob Pattinson, I see Cedric Diggory. And even then, he was NOT how I pictured Cedric to be. I would compare his acting to Hayden Christensen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. I guess with all the hype I was expecting near Oscar worthy acting. Ok just joking but I had heartthrobish expectations. Unforutnately he doesn't do a thing for me. And then I have trouble with the whole Bella/Edward intensity of their relationship. It just isn't healthy. And really shouldn't be promoted for teen girls. Believe me, girls are already obsessive enough.

So will I see New Moon? I will, but not in theaters. I can wait for the DVD. Final verdict: ok, movie not the best. Comparable with the book. Does that say anything?

3 comments:

  1. Haha. I actually didn't like the movie that much the first time I saw it. RPatt is not how I imagined Edward AT ALL. He's very James Dean-ish in this movie. But the second time was a lot more enjoyable, I guess because I had lower expectations. :P

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  2. Does that say anything?

    It says you have your own opinion...
    Don't we all?

    I have seen it four times. It changes each time you see it.

    Hope you find it enjoyable at some point. :)

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  3. It says I agree with you:-) I saw it at the midnight showing with my youngest daughter (18) and she loved it and I hated it. It will always be a memory for us, but thank God she isn't as obsessed (sp) as some are.

    I don't think the movie did the book justice. I get your point on encouraging young women to put all their hope in a relationship, but the theme of unconditional love and laying down one's life was so much more gorgeous and even faith oriented in the novels...

    until the last one, that is. I'm still glad I read the series, kinda bummed about the movie, and will watch New Moon....

    ....at midnight with my daughter to make another memory:-) Then, I'm DONE with Twilight flicks!! Period!

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