(sorry for the double post)
OMG! OMG! OMG!
I just got back from seeing WfE a.k.a. THE MOST SPECTACULAR MOVIE ON EARTH (finally
) I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!!
Thought the beginning was kinda slow, but after reading the book I still loved that they showed the whole back-story. Towards the middle it really picked up pace and I was sold. And the ending was just
awwww! *sigh* This will be my favorite movie for a loooong time to come.
I went with three of my friends who are not really into Twilight and one of them hadn't ever heard of it or Robert (how is that possible?) and they really liked it too.
One of them even wanted to borrow the book from me and another is borrowing Twilight!
Reese and Christopher were amazing but I have to say that Rob also did a spectacular job. To carry a whole movie like that next to those two actors is just
worthy. And, yes, he also looks breathtaking, beautiful, dashing ... (should I go on
But seriously Francis Lawrence and everyone involved in making this movie, were you honestly trying to kill me with that shot of a drunken Jacob carried by drunken partiers, looking stunning in a tux, legs spread (a.k.a crotch forward) coming towards me, huh? *mind definitely went straight to gutter* And Rob coming out of the suitcase dressed as a clown (or whatever it was supposed to be), OMG
Laughed my freaking bum off! And the scene with Rosie walking all nonchalantly to drink some lemonade and then putting herself right back where she came from was brilliant.
I can go on and on and on but I really should be getting ready for bed. If someone is interested I will be back to discuss book vs movie (which I think was really nicely done) or something else.
EDIT: It's three days later and I'm still in a WfE haze. I did have some more time to think about it and I realized there was quite a large part of the book left out of the movie. But since I only noticed it now, I guess I didn't really miss it. It works for the movie to focus on the main story of the circus but I really enjoyed the parts of the book in the nursing home. They show the large contrast between the two time points in Jacob's life and how depressed he has become without the circus, his Rosie and of course his Marlena. That was what made it so touching for me in the end when he finally reaches the circus and gets to spent the rest of his life with this circus. Anyway, just wanted to have that said and I still love the movie.
I tried to convince my mother and sister to see the movie but as soon as I mentioned animal abuse to warn them about those scenes they said no. Whatever I said after that about how great the movie is, they just didn't want to hear it.
I though it was kinda unfair to not even consider it and it's incredibly frustrating since I know they would absolutely love the story. Maybe I can change their minds when I'm watching the dvd. (I tricked my sister into watching Twilight that way and now she loves it.) Does anyone know when it is coming out? I can't wait to see it again but it looks like I won't be able to go back to the theater.