Okay..I know I am too late for this discussion and probably, no one will read my review^^
but hey..i live in austria, and the movie released on the 14th! i went to the theatre, and i had to let some time pass to gather my thoughts.
so here it goes:
basically, after watching it, i didn't like it ( but that changed, of course, otherwise i wouldn't be writng in the "midde" thread).
the reasons for that were...well first of all:
the movie didn#t have a chance..because i had to watch in in the german dubbed version.
i've read the books how they intended to be read-in english- and i knew watching it in german would be a problem. but my also-fluent-in-english-friend had flown to pakistan and my austrian friends wanted to watch it in german.
well-.-...how amazing bella jake and edward are in english, compared to that, the suck in german.
after clearing that up, what bothered me: the speed. you know, during the movie, i had to look at the watch like...3 times. which is a lot.
but not, because i was thinking like "oh my gosh, when will this end" but rather "oh my gosh...half an hour passsed and they're through with almost everything..so fast T_T".
I guess I would have liked it if they made this on...well..an overlength film?
they do this with harry potter as well, and yeah...don't forget that our lovely saga gets longer book by book.( i love the word "saga"..it makes it seem sooo epic)
well yeah...now let's have a look at the basics:
well..I'm sorry to say that. but i dont think kristen does a good job. basically, judging form her looks, she is the PERFECT bella.
she is gorgeous, but you don't see it on first sight. you have to get used to her face to see her beauty.
and her clothing style, everything fits really well.
but she can hardly act.
she was great in twilight, and even more beautiful now in the sequels, but..you know as the story got more complicated, as bella started having an inner conflict on "two bellas" that should be there, on two STRONG ROMANTIC LOVES she felt for two persons, kristen lost it.
i know, that there are a lot of team edward people out there, but something that even meyer has stated is, that jacob is bellas "human love". as a human, she honestly loves him, even if her mythological love for edward goes beyond everything, but yeah...would the world have been " the sane place it was supposed to be", they would have been soulmates.
and that is something i loved about the book.
i am absolutely team edward. but i loved to see how there was another perspective, how she loved this other guy so much.
the jacob and bella scenes gave me the same feelings i had in the first edward and bella scenes...this..you know..vulnerability inside (/ i dont mean the scene where he forces the kiss on her, but the scene where they "willingly" kiss and the break up scene).
but ok, she didn#t make it, we cannot have it all.
it was just kind of disappointing, because the movie subtitle says: IT ALL BEGINS WITH A CHOICE. and people who DONT KNOW THE WONDERFUL BOOKS think: WHICH CHOICE?!?!? there was no choice to be made...i mean yeha, bella got sad about leaving "her "human friends, family and stuff, but that she was aware of in since the beginning. with jake " turning into a vampire seemed like a sacrifice for the first time"--
ok...next lead: ROB.
basically, i thought taht he was an ideal casitng for edward since the beginning. and he is!!
he looks outworldish...beautiful..well, HE IS GREAT.
but i was unsatisfied with some things, still.
like: vampires don#t age. why does he look old here.
well..it#s the eyebrows. they're bushier. but i dont get why they did it. i try to explain myself that this was to make him look more serious as he looked to teenage( which actually should be) in the first movie. the first movie, like the first book, lives from the fascination radiating from edward. as the books proceed, he gets more like a" oh the sexy vampire we're used to"
still i wished his costumes, his hairdo and even his eyeborws were a bit better done. I don'T know why they are ( i mean summit) being so reckless...warner brothers is so great with harry potter...but well yeah...
we all know the saga is gonna be remade in....20 years? maybe its gonna be more authentic then..in regards of the vmapires.
but i cannot imagine anyone else as edward so i wont watch it. hafta stick with this^^
overall, very, nice work rob!
Scenes that i liked?
i loved the fighting, the training, the graduation ( this was sooo emotional...i mean the scene where charlie stands up, tears in his eyes, clapping for bells).what i didnt like: the jake bella kiss: there was noo feeling in it.
in the book it was so romantic. especially the vision she had. she jake. children(puppies^^)...well yeah.
also i didnt like the scene where bella "breaks up" with jake. after eclipse, even being an team edward fan, you feel...wounded. here i thought "well...he'll get over it after some drinks".
i thought the proposal was okay, but yeah...i missed some line...like when he gives her the heart: its like my heart...colds and hard.(or so)
ehm ehm ehm... yes....
I missed... the I love. i want you. right now.-thing.
most sexy scene: jasper "trianing alice"
and there is one scene in particular i wanted to be done differently.
cool...i think i nearly shared all that i was urging to share...some last points:
alice's hair and make up is great in this one.
emmet also looks good
okey....guys, i am done.
puh, it feels better now, knowing that soem other twilightish freaks will maybe read this overlong post.
thank you if you got so far.