Saturday, November 22, 2008


***I am actually going to talk about the movie and specifics... if you don't want to know then don't keep reading***

Alright, so I think I've decided that I liked the movie. Yes that movie... the one that everyone is talking about and seeing. Last night a few of us got together and went to see Twilight. I don't know if you ever felt awkward (like I did) while reading the book because of the situations Bella gets herself into but I don't know that you could not feel that way during the movie. Honestly, there were moments when I was laughing because it was so awkward.

Jasper... WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT? He had the weirdest facial expressions which lead to more awkwardness... Because I was expecting him to help control the mood not make everything more wierd! I was not impressed with the way his character was portrayed.

Edward... Ok how close they got to this poor guys head on SO many occasions got to be very awkward... this could just be because the theater screen was HUGE but honestly, I like my space and felt very much "in the way" and "please back off a little" for a good portion of the movie.

Carlisle... What's up with him looking like he's 14? I know they all stay young... but I thought he'd look A LOT older than he did.

Kids... There were an extremely large number of children under 10 in our showing of the movie... some that I know and are in 2nd or 3rd grade. I think this played a large part in me feeling very awkward. This is not a movie for the under 13 (more like 16) crowd.

There were some things that were GREAT about the movie. There were even a few parts that I liked even better than in the book.

First, I was in excellent company. Thanks to Lindsay, Wendy, and Josie for coming! You guys definately made it well worth it! :)

Then was Alice. She was amazing, very true to character, and I LOVED her hair. Don't be surprised if I have a similar looking cut in the near future. (at least it will be easy to find a picture of!)

Next was Jacob. I was really worried about his character when I saw the person that was supposed to play him, but I thought he did a really good job for the whole 5 minutes he's in the movie.

Charlie also played his character extremely well. I loved when Edward came to take Bella to play baseball and he was cleaning his gun. It was great!

I also loved the choice of lines that they pulled right from the book. However, it did mean that John's theory won't happen. You still have to hear Bella's thought process through the whole thing. And let's be honest, for those of us not in high school (figuratively or in reality) she is really whiny!

So I'm sure I'll see it again, and now that I know what to expect maybe I'll find more reasons to like it(can you tell I'm still not sure what to think?)... and hopefully there won't be any 8 year olds in the room the next time around!


steveandsteph said...

I have been dying to see what people think of this movie. I loved your breakdown of the characters and your opinions. I can't beleive parents these days? What is the DEAL? Hello!

SarahMarie said...

I loved the movie. I might even go again tonight. I really enjoyed it and was kind of bummed because I thought it was going to be the whole series. But I loved it and I want more lots more.

Lindsay said...

Can I just copy and paste this?

Bethany said...

I'm sorry. I'll be the first to say that I don't necessarily agree with you on all these points. But I TOTALLY agree about Jasper's character. What a goofy interpretation!

Anonymous said...

I know that I Will have to buy it when it comes out in DVD so that I can review it before the next one comes out. I really want to know how long we have to wait for 2 and 3?!

Shanae said...

I am excited to see it and will have to post what I thought was good to see you for all of five minutes :)

Jessi said...

I went and saw Twilight with my roommate on Friday before Thanksgiving. I really loved it, and I think the awkwardness was intentionally supposed to incite laughter... at least you weren't the only one that laughed. And the deal with the kids in the theater! And all the teenagers! It was crazy. I don't think I've ever seen a movie where the audience was screaming just because the main character came on screen... and completely silent during the scary parts. I loved the movie. It'll be interesting to see how they work the other movies...

What's John's theory??