Amanda Beth wrote:^^^ Unfortunately I don't think Chris had any say in the Volvo. That would have to do with the Powers That Be and is completely backed up by dollar signs.
Well, just to let you all know, the Volvo S60R has been out of production since before Twilight filmed. That, and Volvo decided to make a plug for their C30 hatchback and now the XC60. And one also has to know that it wasn't just Volvo, but the owner of Volvo also may've had a say in things, too; Volvo is owned by the Ford Motor Company-yes Ford has owned Volvo's car division since 1999, just like how Volkswagen Group owns Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Skoda, Seat, Bugatti and now Porsche.
And besides, its a car-just be glad that Chris and Summit were able to get the make of the car right.
However, I do agree that critics of the films should read up on the source material-at least cheat and read someone's cliff notes or read the Wikipedia plot summary. At least have the common courtesy to have some knowlege about something before writing it off-though it seems that quite a many of them liked Kristen's performance though.
I'll be one of the first to tell you that Stephenie's novels, at least right now, aren't the stuff of legend. But I'll also be the first to tell you that I liked the stories irregardless of their flaws-to write something just for the sake of writing a story that's entertaining to people is a great thing. I love the stories to the point where I've written some of my own, and I love just picking up one of the Twilight novels and being taken to another universe-and I'm a guy!.
I say, don't sweat the details-as long as the movie stays true to the original story, that's fine enough for me. Mrs. Meyer is involved in the production of the movies as a consultant and gets story credit-I don't think she'd let someone pee all over her story or change things unless she approves it. And I've never seen critics as worth anything, like tabloid writers and the paparazzi-people filling out a made up job, and are largely superfluous-New Moon breaking so many records and leaving almost all the people who saw the film happy proves that, as did, for example, Pink Floyd's albums A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell-loved by fans, but trashed by most critics at first, because those albums were made after Roger Waters left the band.
So I say, if you're happy about the film, there's a reason for it. And I haven't seen the full movie, yet, just to let you know-I'd love to, but I just lost my job and I'm a tight wad. That, and I'd rather see the movie with a friend.
Enough about me, now that I've made myself seem entirely out of place. But I just wanted to say not to sweat the details-I know that all of us care about the novels, but Stepehenie has done a good job telling everyone what they can mess with and what should be left alone, and she seems pleased with the actors and the production teams' take on her vision.