Asheleyo wrote:Jazz Girl wrote:The most glaring ommission; in the woods, when Edward says, "I'm here until she orders me away." Bella SHOULD SAY, "That's never going to happen," or something along those lines. She assures Edward. That was GLARINGLY absent from the movie, particularly given the fact that she then tells Jacob she loves him (something it took her a movie and then some to work up to with Edward) I'm pretty pissed that they played it out that way, though I do understand why. I just wish they hadn't crossed that particular bridge yet, at least have her qualify it, something... anything. Yes, she loves Jake. Of this we are all aware. But, honestly, Bella is not that fickle.
I agree that that line was quite obvious in it's absence, for those of us who've read. However, I thought she made it up nicely by saying "It's him. It's always been him."
Plus, I didn't get the feel that her "I love you" was a romantic one. I tell my friends I love them. Even in high school I did, and to my closest male friend. It was more of a "You're important to me; I care about you, but..."
Yeah, I completely get that. I tell my best friends I love them all the time, too. I think what it goes to for me is the perception for people who haven't read the novels. I have no idea how it is possible that there are people out there who haven't (though if you read the critical reviews, it's glaringly apparent that THEY have not) read the books on which the movie is based. One of the challenges in bringing these books to life is making them bridge the gap so that they understand. In my mind, that's why the lack of intimacy established by Bella & Edward (at least the perception of it) that plagued Twilight is such an issue. Unless you completely get that, unless you completely see why she cannot live without him and he can't live without her, than the conflict doesn't make sense. and, therefore, the idea that she can and does love these two men in two very different ways doesn't make sense. For it to look uneven at all frontloads Eclipse and Breaking Dawn for problems. I think Chris Weitz did an excellent job of establishing that connection between Bella & Edward in the beginning of the film, but it still seemed very uneven to me at the end. But, again, it isn't CW that I blame, nor Rob or Kristen.
Regardless, I still believe any critic who reviews a book to movie adaptation should be made to read the source material before reviewing the adaptation. It's pretty clear that the critics who have slammed the movie haven't. Ironically, those with good reviews are all at least familiar with the book.
My question to you all, my compatriots, favorite scene? What totally did it for you, made the movie??
For me, there were many. But, Edward in Brazil, as I said was my end all and be all.