Emmettroselover wrote:The question is, will it stay true to the book? Yet again, Summit has already added stuff or flipped it around. That rarely works in these films, but I guess we will just have to wait and see. BD is definitely the one that has me the most intrigued though because there are so many scenes that could either be amazing or a complete failure. With Summit, you never really know, even if I do like Condon.
Exactly. SM has taken the trouble to build her characters with internal consistencies (mostly). I have no difficulty stepping out of pure canon in order to convey the proper spirit of the canon, but when you start playing around with the fundamental nature of a character you are in dangerous territory.
I understand Edward may have felt anger and frustration, but he would have never shown it and he would have squelched it for good early on. I think they may try to make him more relatable. OK, fine, but angry with Bella? There are ways that you might make that work, but the odds whenever you try to pull off something clever is that you screw everything up. Instead of making him relatable you are liable to show him as petulant and guilt-tripping Bella.
And by the way, where is Rosalie during that discussion? Edward isn't angry, he is feeling guilty and Rosalie exacerbates it by placing herself between Bella and Edward. If Edward is angry at anyone it is Rosalie because he knows there is a part of her that is enjoying this.
I don't like the way they portrayed Sam as being so angry either. Did it seem to anyone else that his voice was much deeper than before? I always liked Sam, but now they have him launching a risky attack on the Cullens.
Oh, wait, I get it, it's now SAM that is angry and out of control.
As far as Jacob, if they absolutely must show us a side of Edward that he would never have shown, then I see no reason why they can't show all of the bitterness and spite and anger that we KNOW Jacob is experiencing.
I'll have to stop, that trailer put a bug in my brain and they more I think about it the less I like it. That's the problem when you have to watch snippets and start extrapolating the entire movie from them.