Sunday, I went with friends to see the much anticipated Twilight film.
Bella was perfect. She had the manneurisms down. She had the look and the voice I had in my head. And she was believable.
Edward--yes. Like many prepubescent teens, I too am fairly smitten with a vampire.
Alice--the hair was right, the perky attitude was right. The ideal casting choice.
Rosalie--really? She is the epitome of beauty? She is the most gorgeous girl in the room? Am I missing something?
Emmett--Hilarious. Loved his timing and his attitude. Loved Emmett.
Jasper--Did the actor study Edward Scissorhands before he took the part? He was seriously creepy. Every time he cocked his head to the side, I laughed. I know it was supposed to be his restraint and the struggle he had with wanting human blood, but it just came across comedic, not like a vampire.
Esme--Gorgeous. She exuded the love and compassion Esme is known for.
Carlisle--Ever see the movie Can't Hardly Wait? The actor that plays Mike Dexter (Andrew always refers to him as the "Tom Cruise wannabe") is Dr. Carlisle Cullen. Carlisle is supposed to be the smoothest vampire. One that the mere sight of him makes women just melt and become completely befuddled. They swoon. Instead, when Carlisle walked into the room for the first time, Angela and I busted out LAUGHING. So much so that people started looking at us as we were trying our damndest to stifle our giggles.
Charlie--Exactly what I pictured.
Jacob Black--Is it just me or is his teeth unnaturally white? Otherwise, I have no beef with Jacob. However, I don't know if I really want to sit through New Moon--that's a lot of Jacob.
James--The tracker. Angela might have ruined it for me when she leaned over and asked, "Is it just me or does James look like Bucky from American Idol?" That did it and I was singing bad country music in my head.
As always, the book was better. There have been very few movies where I have been able to say that I enjoyed the movie more than the book. Very, very few. No exception here. The book is detailed. If I stepped into the movie without reading the book, I might have felt as though I was missing some important element. Some further details that would make me understand Edward's actions or Bella's self consciousness.
I love the scene in the trees.
I felt disappointed with the image of Edward in the sun. If it wasn't for the sound effects of the shimmering lights, I might not have really noticed all that much. They didn't have it in the meadow, taking away the magnitude of this moment for Bella and Edward.
The vampire house--breathtaking. I saw it as a white house in my head, not sure why.
From the baseball scene on, I was hooked. It made the movie. The fight scene in the ballet kept me on the edge of my seat. Once Bella is bitten by James in the book, you really don't get a description of the writhing agony she is experiencing. You most definitely see that in the movie and it brings a new visual and understanding of what Bella is going through.
Good chemistry between Bella and Edward.
I didn't love it, but I liked it. I will most likely watch it again when it comes to video.