I had my inklings about this from just seeing the official trailer but now that I have seen the movie I will really comment.
Definitely disappointing. My main, possibly only, problem with the movie lies in the script. Unfortunatly the root of every movie is the script and if the script is bad the movie can only go so far. (unless it's an action movie, which is maybe 10% of Twilight)
For the most parts, those essential lines and scenes we miss from the book were cut in writing. The things she chose to gloss over and the things she chose to keep were just wrong. I don't understand what was wrong with the original meadow scene leading to the kiss? Or the original meet the Cullen scene? (Though editing it to include Rosalie and Emmet would have been good the base was better then the new version) Or the original way Bella finds out about Vampires? Or the original way She finds out how to turn into a Vampire?
Furthermore, all the important conversations between Bella and Edward got cut. How does that work? Where are these "another time phrases" Edward uses. Explanation of Edwards power? Explanation of Alice's power? Some mention of Jasper's power....Maybe?
So many of the scenes were so awkwardly written. Example, the scene where they introduce the guy that gets killed by the nomads near the beginning. "I used to be Santa Clause"
incredibly creepy... Even the kiss scene. "I've been watching you sleep for the past few months" "YAY lets make-out!"
Granted, that was awkward in the book too but to make it literally the lead in lines for the kiss scene....no. absolutely not.
Obviously, it's impossible for me to know how much was cut from the script in the editing process but all these problems didn't come from editing.
So if I had to pick the biggest disappointment in the Twilight Movie it would be the script writing.
ashleygill03 wrote:Mostly, I think she did an okay job..
But what was the spider monkey stuff that both Edward and Rose had to say? It was just ridiculous..
Where was the 'dazzling'? That's a BIG part of the book for me. I just think they could have taken the extra one minute to fit that into the movie.
But she was spot on for dialogue for Charlie, Billy, Jacob.. etc.
I also really liked how she wrote the human characters save for Angela.
Actually those two lines were different.
Edward: "Hold on tight spider monkey"
Rose: "My crazy Monkey man" (I'm pretty sure at least)
But I agree the absence of the word Dazzle was an issue.
and yeah, I suppose she did do some things well. The Humans were well written (minus Angela of course)