Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight Movie *Spoilers*

I really should just take my favorite Twilight books (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) and retreat to a corner.  I shouldn't have read Breaking Dawn.  And I really shouldn't have seen the movie.  Sigh.  

Don't get me wrong--I love, love, love Bella & Edward.  But I love my versions of them.  In my head.  And the movie just didn't match that for me.  There were too many awkward silences and drawn out scenes.  The acting wasn't great.  Can you honestly tell me you didn't giggle hysterically when Edward first got a whiff of Bella?  It was ludicrous.  And MY Edward is not a spider monkey leaping thru trees.  

But much like the HP movies, the big screen can never quite match up with what I have going on in my imagination.  My husband said he didn't think it was that bad, but then he hasn't been in love with these characters for years like I have.  But he did point out a lot of things they didn't include in the movie that made it confusing for non-Twilight readers.  I had a lot of explaining to do...

All in all, I could have done without, but now I know what someone else's vision of Twilight is like.  And it's made me realize that we each have our own version wandering around inside our heads.


Aly Fleet said...

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt like that.

The scene in the biology lab was ridiculous. I couldn't stop laughing. He held his nose!?? Was the really necessary?

It all felt very over-acted to me. And the special effects were strange...When he took Bella to the meadow and ran up the hill, it looked like he was riding a bike! And the meadow scene made me sad. It was supposed to be a romantic date...not an angry bipolar vampire scene.

Oh well. Made me just want to read the books again, because they're SO much better.

Allison said...

The best description I've heard yet of movie screen Edward is that he was totally emo the entire movie. Hence, the bipolar/mood swing effects on his personality...