Saturday, November 22, 2008

Movie Madness Twilight Style

I am totally a 13 year old girl. As part of Jen's Movie Madness Weekend I'm posting about Twilight. My sister and I went to see it last night. I have to say, I was giddy. The books so consumed my life that I couldn't wait to see them on the big screen.
Here are some of my impressions: Warning! May contain spoilers! (or not, everyone's read the books)
  • I love the casting. I think everyone looked almost like I imagined it. Robert Pattinson is AWESOME as Edward. I think I may now have a little crush. He's very intense. And dreamy.
  • I realize books are hard to translate on screen, but I feel that some of the intensity of Bella and Edward's relationship got lost.
  • I think they should have played up the fact that Edward can read minds a little better. They kind of glossed over the whole thing. I feel it's important because that (and her scent) was what initially drew him to her....the fact that he couldn't read her mind. She was a mystery to him.
  • The book makes such a huge deal about everyone's excitement to Bella's first day. I didn't feel that from the movie.
  • I really enjoyed the end scene with James. It looked almost exactly like I imagined it would.
  • I was disappointed with the whole almost-smushed-by-a-van scene. It was over so fast...a little anticlimactic for me.
  • Can I just say? Edward playing the piano? What is it about a sexy man playing the piano that makes me want to change my undies! I LOVE it!
  • I think overall, the movie was over too soon. I wanted it to continue.
When I got home last night I was torn about whether I liked it or not. I must have because I dreamt about it. I guess I'll just have to go see it again to know for sure!


Anonymous said...

I love your review... I felt much as you did, also blogged a review. I did love it, though -- and I dreamed about it... going tonight, just to make sure and again Monday just b/c I know that a double dose of Edward will never be enough. Rob Pattinson NAILED IT. I was so very pleased... VERY pleased, indeed. :)

Jen said...

I agree with what you said about the intensity of Bella and Edward's relationship getting lost. I felt like they were trying too hard to make it intense but it just didn't work. I did enjoy it and can't wait to see it again.

Thanks for linking up for Movie Madness!!

The Coconut Diaries said...

I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but your review is totally opposite from everyone in my office. I got a recap this morning and they hated it. Hated Bella, hated Edward, said the movie was like highlights of the book. Weird.

I think I'm gonna stick to the book...

My Wonderful Men said...

Never heard of the book until the movie came out. I guess I'm too old, I have teens myself maybe that's the problem but they are boys.
But your review is what I heard a lot of people say on the radio.
It's hard to read a book then enjoy the movie. I know I'm always a little disatisfied.

readsalot said...

I totally agree. I, too, am a 13 year old girl when it comes to these books. I read all four in a week and a half (I was a little late getting on the bandwagon). They weren't as intense and they definitely should have made a bigger deal out of the mind reading thing. It didn't matter to me though, I'll still buy the dvd.