@tabs, about the movie, well, ive seen it once without reading the books and once after reading them. and theres a big difference.
I liked the beginning, where bella is narrator and you see her moving to forks, although the scenes with charlie before se got to school were maybe a bit short. Also it was a bit weird why she was so happy with that old car, nothing is explained about that. At school it was really weird how ppl reacted to her, like Tyler already telling shes his girl and such, it was way too much without explaining. There were just to many scenes that needed explanation if you hadnt read the books. And the relationship between bella and edward is really really weird. no i dont like, oh wait i love you. WHAT the...? The characters seemed weird, especially edward and jasper. I didnt understand their looks at all or some scenes they did. We laughed a lot.
. The baseball scene was kind of nice, i loved what jasper did with the bat, and alice is kewl as a pitcher. But also, the special effects were so bad. The climbing in the tree looked very weird, and him showing hes a vampire looked just..i dunno....bad. It didnt really look natural to the character. And ofcourse the meadow scene. Well, we laughed...hard..and a lot. Weve talked for days about vampires who glitter like a discoball, 'oh wait its tinkerbell'', etc, it was so badly done, and it so didnt fit if you watched a lot of vampiremovies. OVerall, it just really looked like crap, bad storyline and seemed like someone tried to cram 3 books in 1,5 hour, end ended up with a story that seemed to miss scenes and timelapses.
(but, i thought there must be more to the story, and ppl have f**ked up great books before (like queen of the damned) so i wanted to read the book. After a week of thinking about it, i bought the first. I devoured that one and bought the rest a few das later)
Second time i watched (have to say this was a camversion though):
I couldnt wait for the cullens to come into view, because i loved their characters after reading about them. I like subtle jokes like the scene where they do the front of the book. I understand scenes now where you see edward looking in a strange way (reading minds), and what he is thinking. Why the guys in the school behave that way(although i still think there isnt enough time lapse.). What everybody thinks and feels with every scene. (which explains SO MUCH). I still think the time they have to fall in love in is way to short, it should have evolved slowly, now it was like, you blinked and suddenly they were in love.(and that way it doesnt feel or look like the deep bond they have, maing the rest of the stpory unbelievable, especially new moon) I didnt like the way they gave the other vampires a bigger part, and the murders in town. I especially didnt like victoria at the end of the movie, she could have been in it, but not that close. I would have liked to see alice going all bella barbie before the dance, the dance could have had a bigger part, where you could have seen the rest of the cullens, i missed that. Overall, i still think the movie missed a lot of explanation, and some things happened way to soon, and the new scenes werent needed in my opinion.
But, i loved seeing the book come to life, and i cant wait for the next one (although i have lots of horrormovies in my head about what they will do with the bdayparty or with the shapeshifting, or with the scenes in volterra. But still, it will be an addition to the movie, and i cant have enough of those.)
hmm Odin is hissing and growling at Loki
. Apparantly, after 4 days, you cant remember your borther/best friend as a cat. I hope they will be friends again soon, cause this isnt fun. Loki had been next to me on the couch for hours, cuddling, purring and sleeping. Im so glad hes back
It will be sooo much fun (sarcasm) when we have to give him his medicines.