Monday, November 9, 2009

Twilight Review

Apparently I hate everything about Twilight except the movie. (I even watched the deleted scenes and thought they were crummy. One whole sentence that just HAD to be cut. A nd a little blurb from the director... don't like her.... like her work.) I thought the movie was quite good. I went in knowing how terrible the book is and how this is a teeny-weeny-bopper movie and I was well pleased with what I saw.
I borrowed the movie from Emily, who highly recommended it. When I was reading the book I never got that much suspense, passion, feeling, action out of it. The book was boooorrrring. Bella smells good. Edward is hot. La dee da. But somehow, someone read that book and pictured that movie. The spin on the smell of Bella was more evident in the movie. He smelled her blood! I never got that as loudly and clearly as I did in the movie. I thought she just had nice dryer sheets or something. And, do I even need to say, that her obsession in his good looks is completely sane. He's attractive. Through and through. I liked his anger. His frustrations with her. (As I do still find her annoying.) I still don't get why they became so infatuated with each other but the movie rolled along at a good pace and made me forget to think about that.
I liked the baseball scene a lot. Mostly because I wish I could hit the ball that hard. I've never been a good batter.
And then when Bella and Edward are in the woods and it's all being revealed that he is a vampire and he says that he doesn't know what she is thinking.... pushes her against that rock... and tells her she has to tell him. I loved that part!
She gives a dumb answer... it's in her nature.
Edward steals the show. I enjoyed all of Edward's family. Especially Dr. Cullen and Esme. They are really wonderful "parents."
Bottom line: I think Edward made the movie.

So, I'm going to read New Moon. Just so I don't feel guilty watching the movie without reading the book.

And this doesn't mean I like Twilight more than Harry Potter.
Because I don't.


Megann said...

Glad you liked it. I am excited to see New Moon the movie. There'll be a new director and a bigger budget.

Lyner said...

Same as Megann. But I am reading Twilight again and I just think they did a bad job on the movie. So I am excited to see what will happen in New Moon. But the parts you liked were my favorite parts. Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie but not as much as the book :) I wish I could have watched it with you!

Karlenn said...

Dude, I hate the part where he pushes her against the rock. It's so contrived. No one would do it in that way. But I really did like the movie. I'm interested to see what you think of the commentary on the movie. I really liked it. I think Robert Pattinson needs to smile more. He has an incredible smile. I'm going to the theater to try to get us tickets today! Wish me luck!!!

The Empey Fam! said...

PP- Thanks for your comment on my blog!
haha I LOVeD the movie more than a book- just because i am not a reader!! I LOVED the baseball scene! and i hated the part where he was lik "HOLD ON SPIDER MONKEY" hahahahahahahahaha my sisters and i laugh so hard about that and make fun of it to eachother! haha Anyway i can NOT wait to see New Moon!!! I still have never sene nor read Harry Potter!
love EE

robcallfamily said...

Hey just thought i would let you know we are blessing Taylie on Nov. 29th. If you can, we would love for you guys to come and bring Uncle Bob and Sheri with you. Our church starts at 8:30 a.m. sorry thats early! Let me know if you are planning on coming and i can give you directions to which church building we are in. Have a great week!