Jazz Girl wrote:Other than two glaring writing errors (I REALLY can't wait to see SM's thoughts on the fracked up motorcycle scene now)I was in utter bliss last night!! I purposely tried to go in with very low expectations. I knew Rob & Kristen would be fantastic and even Taylor (despite me hating his character with a fiery passion I can at least admit the kid's not bad). But it was the tone of the film I was most concerned about. Would David Slade be able to bring the love and life along with the horror and fight? The answer? A resounding ABSOFRACKINGLUTELY!!!
One thing this movie did for me was tone down clueless selfish Bella and give her if not more altruistic motives, at least more understandable ones. In stead of appearing callous and clueless about Edward's feelings, there was a true sense of being torn. This was mostly Kristen's doing, in my opinion. Her interactions with Jacob were infused with a sense of inevitability.. a "why are we still discussing this" attitude that made even her most questionable of dialogue with him seem less about a love triangle and more about a sense of "why should this even matter".
My fears about Summit promoting Jacob as the tortured hero with only concern on his mind did not become realized. Jacob was still just as much a manipulative child as ever. Although they did leave out THE key scene where this is demonstrated, I was ok with the way he came across.
Rob as Edward... Holy Christ on a Camel's Hump. I was in awe the entire movie. I will not lie. When Rob was quoted in an interview as saying, "it's like playing a whole new character", I was way way worried. But, I hang my head in shame. I should have had faith in our Rob. He absolutely brough Edward to life, charging him with all those emotions that we know boil so close to the surface. Time and time again, he commanded subtle emotions and brought the entire case with him. The proposal...Sweet Jesus' sandal straps!! He was just downright amazing and I was moved to tears. So earnest. So just.. in love. And, OH MY EDWARD, the final battle with Victoria. FierceWard owns me, lock, stock and double barrels.
I can't even believe I'm saying this, but I even have to give Melissa Rosenberg credit. Other than the two previously mentioned glaring OoC moments between Bella & Edward & Jacob, she very effectively brough this story out of Bella's head and into the rest of the world. I will say there were a few too many double entendres at serious moments and I'm not a fan of canned laughter. But, overall, her strongest effort. And, I do not hesitate in saying getting praise for her from me is like performing a root canal through the nasal passages.
But, all honor and glory MUST go to David Slade. Welcome to the Twilight community, David. You have truly earned your place in it. There isn't enough high praise I can give him at this point. So, sir, I thank you.
TammyAZ wrote:I agree!! "Caryn's Corner"....we need a new thread mods!!! Not only does she give great reviews, but she has expanded my vocabulary to include some great euphemisms, and I have learned alot about different deities footwear
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