spicey16 wrote:i think that we all immagine our selves as bella and thats why kristen cant compare to the bella in our heads but i do think she did a good job. she wasnt very clumsy but if its not in the script there is nothing she can do about it.. I loved kristen in other movies ( Into the Wild and Speak) so i have to blame it on the director.. Rob and Jasper were both VERY weird too so i have to say bad directing.
-Ok, if you're going to criticize the movie or actors, at least pay attention. With regards to the contention above that "she wasn't very clumsy" I offer this refutation:
I saw the following instances in the movie showing or alluding to Bella's clumsiness (one of her endearing qualities).
1-Hitting MIke with the volleyball
2-Hitting Jacob with truck door
3-Slipping on ice in front of house
4-Tripping during biology class field trip in the greenhouse
5-Dropping bag on kitchen floor at home when trying to hang it on a chair
6-Many allusions to her inability to dance (When Mike asks her to prom ["me, dancing, not a good idea"], in Edwards room when he twirls her ["I can't dance" with an awkward grin], the tape of her as a toddler at dance school "Mom, I suck", and at prom )
7-Dropping apple at cafeteria salad bar
8-Her mother's account (shown visually) of how Bella got injured
9-Her father saying "good luck with that" upon hearing Edward is taking her to play baseball
10-Her reluctance (and facial expression) to take pepper spray from her father.
11-Tripping in the forest scene as she and Edward walk through the rocks.
12-Falling back to the dance studio floor on Edwards first rescue attempt (OK James pulled them down, but it was typically Bella)
13. Backfiring the truck the first day she parks at school before entering.
14. In the first biology class scene, when Bella is about to pull out her chair she gives a little stumble
Are those enough times to portray her as clumsy?