I watched it last night with my 9 year old. We turned off all the lights and covered up with afghans in the couch recliner. The 5 year old was watching too, but she got bored, a little bit annoyed that we were watching such a boring movie, and then she fell asleep.
Hahaha, I got up from this post to get breakfast for my kids, and my 9 year old sat down and typed this:
|So I went to the mall to buy a new purse, but then I ended up getting all this stuff instead. My children wanted lots of things, clothes, toys, food! Talk about Hell! It really was hell. I can't believe I said "yes" to all those things. They are never going to learn if they don't learn disaplint. So I decided that after a while they'd get bored of their things and I'd sell them. Like a garage sale or something.
She knows she spelled discipline wrong, but doesn't know how to spell it correctly. No surprise there.
Anyway, I thought Twilight as a movie was better than Twilight as a book. I found it a little tedious in parts but I think that was because it captured that part of the book.
I liked the gloominess and cinematography, it was a visually pretty movie. I think the one thing that was hard to pull off the preternatural beauty of vampires using normal human actors, and I thought some of the vampires were just freaky looking. My daughter and I both thought declared Edward freaky looking when he first appeared on screen. I was expecting that from the movie poster but not quite so much as I thought that actor was good looking when he was in the Harry Potter movie as Cedric Diggory. I guess the point was that the vampires have glamour, because if I saw that doctor coming towards me, I'd scream and feel like I was in a nightmare.
Thankfully, they seemed to moderate the skin tones after the first shocking see how pale they are thing. In the low light settings he looked pretty good, and when he was actually moving and talking, he was fine. I didn't think the other vampires were that good looking, and I'm not sure why that would be a distraction, but Rosalie and Emmett (was that the blonde and the dark haired guy?) were just blah, and Alice and Jasper seemed weird to me, but I decided she was pretty cute and Jasper was fine in a blonde Edward Scissorhands kind of way. Why did they have to make their hair so freaky? Looking at IMDb, those actors are so much better looking in real life than they were in the film.
I liked Kristen Stewart as Bella, I feel like she made the whole story believable, and that's what I was having a few problems with in the book.