I don't have my book with me so I can't check the details but at least in the book it doesn't seem like his ulterior motives are to trick her into choosing him. So maybe I should be irritated with the movie adaptation...
Suzan wrote:I was watching NM this weekend for the millionth time and I was actually a little dissappointed and irritated with Edward at the end.
It was in the very last scene when Bella confessed to Jacob that she loves him but that she doesn't want him to make her choose and after Jacob leaves Edward proposed. Is it just me or does that seem a little manipulative? It seems to me a little too perfect timing to propose right after she admits her love for Jacob (at this point still friendship-love but still) and says she feels like she has to choose. It makes him look as if he tricks her into choosing him; like he wants her to commit to him before she can change her mind and choose Jacob.
In the book it's the other way around. Edward proposed before they talk to Jacob. I don't have my book with me so I can't check the details but at least in the book it doesn't seem like his ulterior motives are to trick her into choosing him. So maybe I should be irritated with the movie adaptation...
Esme echo wrote:I try hard not to consider what happens in the movies when analysing the Twilight characters. Melissa Rosenberg is definately not Stephenie Meyer. I don't like what she did with the first three films, and I dread to think what she's done to Breaking Dawn.
VirginiaMay wrote:I think it was supposed to have been as though Edward and Bella were already having the conversation that would have lead up to the proposal in the car on their way back from the Cullens house. Then Jacob showed up in the middle of the road, and he and Edward have their verbal smackdown. Bella gets involved and it's Jake and Bella, "blah, blah, blabity-blah", and then Edward and Bella jump right back in to the discussion they were having after the family voted to make Bella one of them.
VirginiaMay wrote:It also failed to communicate the part where Bella has her epiphany and finally understands that he truly loves her and why he left the way he did.
Jazz Girl wrote:But, I shudder to think what might have happened if he were left in the hands of a less capable actor. But, the bottom line is that BookWard and MovieWard are two very very different people.
Suzan wrote:Now I want to go read the books again and reconnect
December wrote:Suzan wrote:Now I want to go read the books again and reconnect
With no disrespect in the world intended to any fan who is able to find their Edward in the movies. More power to you. But the books are....pretty special.
Esme echo wrote: I don't think film can portray the complexity that is Edward. Edward certainly had his moody, depressed moments, but he was also gloriously in love with Bella, and joyful in her company. Given the time constraints of a typical movie, there's no way the writers/producers can address all the important aspects of the story and get Edward right. It's just not going to happen.
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