November 23, 2008

Twilight - A Review

I am now complete and whole. I can die tomorrow and say I've lived. I've seen Twilight. I joined millions of feverishly texting, Team Edward T-shirt wearing, angst-ridden, swooning teenage girls (and the teenage boys trying to get into their pants) and stood in an insane line for an insane amount of time to see a book I love come to life.

My husband is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to tease me about reading a "teenageer" book. I'm gonna let him have his fun for about another 6 minutes and then I'm gonna get to work on collecting his life insurance.

The local news story on opening night explaining to parents what their kids are so excited about got him started and he hasn't stopped. Sometimes you just gotta put a rabid dog down. Seeing a movie based on a beloved book is essentially begging for disappointment. I know this. But I loved the movie. Loved it. Mostly...

I do have some bitches constructive criticism.

I cannot see how someone who didn't read the books could "get it" just by seeing the movie. I know it's impossible to really capture the book on film but it makes my heart hurt a little to think some people will only experience Twilight at the theater. You're missing out! Pick up the book and read it, you lazy ass!

Oh, and Jasper kinda freaked me out a little.

I'm pretty sure I sparkle more than Edward did. Wasn't it described as millions of diamonds glimmering brilliantly or something in the book? I saw no diamonds.

Robert Pattinson still isn't "my" Edward but he'll do in a pinch. I mean, my eyes weren't bleeding from looking at him for 2 hours or anything. I'd gladly probably suffer through it again.

Rosalie, Rosalie, Rosalie... Could they not write anything for you other than Rosalie scowls at Bella, Rosalie glaring in background, and Rosalie smashes glass bowl and says "That's just great!"? I needed you to be the bitch you were written to be, not just a mean-face maker. Although you really are good at that.

So there it is. My ooohhh's and aaahhh's of the movie. 


Karol said...

*sigh* I just saw it yesterday!

I knew it wasn't going to be *my* twilight in my head, but it was still awesome! I CAN.NOT.WAIT for the next one!

The whole sparkly Edward...I know he should have been plain diamonds, but maybe they didn't want to make it too cheesy? That's my two cents!

*sigh* still love my Edward

(btw, my hubby was harrassing me also, loved the way you were going to collect the life insurance...I'm thinking about doing the same)

~Ronda~ said...

Ok, since those bitch comments were directed at me...I have to admit, on the way home Saturday, I stopped at Barnes & Noble and bought not 1 but 2 of the books...twilight and new moon, so I will soon be catching up to everyone else!! Tay even started reading the first chapter to me on the way home! I will email the pics to ya I now have lots of TIME and all!! Does Paula have a blog?

Sarah said...

I should probably read these sometime soon, huh? It's probably going to be like the Potters - I'll be the last person on the planet to read them and I'll go through them in a week.

Kritta22 said...

I really really liked the movie too!

I had issues with the camera twisting and turning. A couple times it made me a little sick.

I wish they could have done a better job with the makeup. It just looks like they had the wrong color base makeup on...ya know.
I whole-heartedly agree with everything else you said. Although I think I liked Roslie better than you did.

Jacob was not pretty or big enough for me. Neither was Emmett...I thought a big football linebacker. Anyway with all that, I still thought it was great.

Jessica said...

Me and Lew are going to go see it tommorrow!! I'm excited!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed it. I knew it wouldn't be anything like the book. We didn't get enough of the Cullens and they're going to have to do some major character development in the next movie, but I did enjoy it and will confess to a few mental squeals at the same times all the little teenage girls did it out loud.