his_bella wrote:As a movie.. it was good.. but as a book adaptation.. it was terrible.
See.. i understand that you need to add and subtract things to give meaning to people who haven't read the books but they really didn't have to do alot of the things they did =/
- billy driving
- waylon dying.. i understand that they wanted to give depth to charlie's character by adding tht they were friends for a long time.. but in NM .. Harry dies, so the repetition of charlie's friends dying may cause that part with Harry to be left out.
- The lullaby.. it was nice, but it was SO simple! Edward's supposed to be this amazing musician.. and it was just.. not that intricate at all...
- All the making out for that bedroom scene where Edward pushed Bella on the bed.. he didn't do that kind of thing till Eclipse.
- Bella should have worn the lacy stilletos like in the book rather than..converse =/
- we didn't get to see Alice and company at the prom
- they portrayed the film as being a month long.. it didn't give the accurate depth of time. For example.. with the girl's choice ball, where they used prom in place and scratched girl's choice.. that would have been funny to have as well.
- Bella was supposed to be fragile. Kristen stewart...was not
- I also think that they made it more of an action than a romance.. you didn't get to fall in love with Edward.
mkc33 wrote:So I just got out of the movie theater. I read a lot of reviews before going and so I felt pretty prepared for disappointment and boy..I sure was! I tried really hard to like it and accept that it wasn't the book, which I did pretty well I think. I paid attention to the details of the movie though and tried to really grasp each scene, and that might have been why I didn't like this movie too much. While most of my concerns are the same as the ones that have been posted, i.e. rushed timing, botched meadow scene and others, the thing that I could not get over was the acting! I know that's due in part to the writer and director, but bad acting is still bad acting, in spite of the script. While practically everything in the book was jumbled around both in chronological order and in the plain facts, I could live with that because it worked as just a Twilight movie. But the acting..geez! Robert Pattinson got better as the movie went on. He really did start to seem like he was in love. He even smiled that crooked smile! Nice touch, I thought. He was a bit stiff at parts but he made up for it in others. But Kristin Stewart, what the hell?! It was just Kristin being Kristin, but tripping a few times and looking really really awkward. There's the part where Edward asks her if she's afraid and she says no..all the while looking like she's going to wet herself. I did think she did the ballet studio scene pretty well, but for the most part she was not Bella and very blah (this 'too good for you' attitude towards everyone..Bella at least made an effort to be nice). She just was not convincing. I'll admit, the writer's lost Bella completely. Her wardrobe (short shirts, studded wristband, sleeping in her underwear), her hair (isn't her hair straight?), her electronics (cell phone, lap top, ipod) weren't Bella at all. She's an old soul, not an edgy, modern tomboy. I mean..prom?! Who put her in leggings and converse? While I love Kristin's style..she's not Bella. She's only playing her. I know I'm just ranting but I just don't understand where the decision to reinvent Bella came from. But at least we'll always have the book..because it is a whole lot better than this movie.
twilightroxmysox wrote:I have just got back from seeing the movie for the first time and haven't been on the lex between now and when the movie came out in the USA. It was so exciting I waited 3 hours to go see an advanced screening. Now don't get me wrong because I'm going to rant I did like the movie it was ok but the book was 100 times better and the whole movie I was too busy looking at how they had done it wrong and I couldn't enjoy it much.
Ok here is how i see the plot of the movie:
Edward and Bella meet and they don't talk and he looks like she smells bad and its really funny and the whole cinema cracks up. Then they have a really quick conversation that might not be long enough to count for a conversation, I think they have a few of those. Then Jacob tells her a random story. Then she looks up some stuff on the internet. Then she goes to a place and some guys who maybe look younger than her start annoying her and Edward shows up. Then she says were you following me? and he says yes I have been stalking you and i read minds. Then she goes to school but instead of going to school she wonders off into the woods and he follows her. Then she says "I know what you are" and he is like scarily saying "say it out loud" and she says vampire. Then he says "are you afraid" and she is looking and sounding absolutely TERRIFIED and she says no. Then he's like because you know what i am you have to see me in the sun. Then he goes in the sun and sparkles (should have sparkled more) and he's like see I'm an evil monster and she's just like ooooo pretty sparkly thing. He's like I'm evil and i've killed people and i want to kill you. She's like i don't care. Then without any chemistry or romance or anything they just go "we're in love now".
That's the first half of the movie and it is like 4 fifths of the book but crammed into half of the too short movie so it's really weird.
Second half all of a sudden this is an action movie but it wasn't too bad. Sarcasm - great watch Alice and Jasper were keeping on Bella - seriously she just walked out.Then there was a fight scene and the vampires clearly weren't as powerful as they should be. The fight scene was a bit weird in places where it just stops and they look at eachother instead of fighting. Then Bella screams and Edward sucks her blood and that part was good except for Carlisle being like "find the will Edward, find the will" thats a bit cheesy. Then Edward instead of being all cute and awesome is just like I want to kill you and I nearly did which really annoyed me because he was awesome there in the book. Then they went to prom and after jacob left there was a funny line about wolves and then there was a random shot of a girl in a dress. The End.
Also other things throughout the movie I had a problem with:
- Bella didn't smile EVER not once did she smile. My friend said she smiled when Edward pushed her onto the bed when they kissed but I'm not sure.
- Bella was really sulky and sad and whiny she was supposed to be all nice and selfless.
- They cut out soo many awesome scenes between them while their relationship builds. All the scenes when they have lunch at school, the car trips, the one where Bella faints, most of their time in biology. They just crammed it all into that weird version of the meadow scene. Seriously it was their second conversation when they were supposed to be in love.
- Edward should spend less time saying he wants to kill Bella and that he is weird and more time loving Bella and being perfect.
Also I got a massive drink and box of popcorn so that it had Twilight on it and it came with a glow in the dark straw!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know random but also the coolest thing ever!!!
paramore wrote:Personally I did not like the movie at all. Perhaps, it's because I hold the books in such a high regard. However I never expected the movie to be exactly like the saga itself - after all it is Hollywood. You cannot expect the whole book to be played out to a tee.
What I disliked:
- Kristen Stewart. Sure she looked the like the Bella I pictured in my head but her acting was terrible. I mean the scene in the ballet studio when she starts to feel the venom. I'm sorry that was horrible acting, in my opinion.
- How everything seemed so rushed ( as mentioned in previous posts)
- The effects. The whole running thing - my goodness.
- Jasper... ?
Honestly, there is so much I disliked about this film, I feel I could go on forever. Yet - I don't have the words to express the bad taste it left in my mouth.
Everything you stated has been my 'bone of contention' with Twilight. Trust I foam at the mouth constantly over my hatred of this movie and what they did to our beloved book.
I am very curious to see how NM turns out. I'm hoping with better direction, screenplay adaption, and a bigger budget that I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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