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post #41 of 654
I don't get the hype. I didn't really think it was all that great. I have not read the books. but I did like the scenery in the movie, beautiful woods and coastline.
post #42 of 654
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Originally Posted by princesstutu View Post
Blasphemy! OMG, my stomach actually started hurting when I read that.

I refused to suffer thru the horrible writing that is those Twilight books, but I figured I'd give the movie a shot since my dad said it was so good.

Um, no. Most horrible movie I've seen in a long, long time. I was amazed that they could transfer the horribleness of the writing into movie format like that. Their ability to do so was the best part of the film, IMO. I was hoping I'd like the movie and it would inspire me to suffer thru the books, but no.

My four-year-old likes it, tho. That seems about the right age group for it, too.

...but how do you really feel about it???
post #43 of 654
LOVED the books. Ate em up.

I have mixed reviews about the movie. It was ok as a stand alone movie but I didn't feel it. I was constantly comparing the book and the movie and everything they left out. I also didn't get the feeling in the movie that they really expressed how hard it was for Edward to be around Bella. And then the love, it didn't feel that deep to me in the movie. When she flips out at the end saying never leave, it felt more like she was a lust crazed teenager rather than a more mature than usual in-love teenager. It just didn't feel "real" enough. It was also slow as heck.

I watched it twice, I really wanted to love it. Unfortunately I felt like it was butchered compared to the books. I kept thinking "If I didn't read the book this wouldn't make sense to me."
post #44 of 654
PS, my Dh doesn't really read so he hadn't read the books and he did like the movie. He didn't LOVE it, but liked it enough to ask about when the next one would be coming out.
post #45 of 654
i guess i' m in the minority that i didn't like the actress who played Bella at all. I felt like her facial expressions were too drastic;she annoyed me, and i felt the movie had lots of gaps, and jumped around too fast. I needed more to the story. Maybe the books help fill in that gap? I will read them eventually.

i thought edward was hot though, and well, i'd watch the movies 100 times again just because of him. Some of the other guy actors were pretty cute too! I will watch the sequels , just because i can't stand not knowing what happens- oh yeah, and edward will be in them too right
post #46 of 654
I agree with you Nolansmummy. I didn't like Kristen Stewart at all as Bella. Not enough emotion, to many odd breathing/huffing sounds. Her mouth was constantly agape. She seemed annoyed all the time. Why would anyone want to be her friend in the movie? She came off as antisocial and awkward.

The books will certainly help fill in the gaps. They are a fun read. And when you're done with Twilight, you should read the first 12 chpaters of Midnight Sun. (It's a partial draft that Stephenie was working on and it got leaked.)

Basically Twilight told from Edward's point of view. Totally awesome! You can find it on Stephenie Meyers website. I think it's even better than Twilight. I hope she will finish it one day.
post #47 of 654
But the acting is so bad, it's good.

Her blinking constantly and apoplectic fishing for lines reminds me so much of Emma Watson as Hermione in the HP movies. Except Emma did the eyebrow thing rather than the blinking.
post #48 of 654
my daughter and I laugh at how Bella shakes her head constantly. for instance, when Edward comes to pick her up for school, and she's saying she knows he's a vampire and she's in love with him...she shakes her head like she just can't believe that she's doing it...going to be with him. Why isn't she leaping down the stairs and jumping on him?

If you watch any of Kristin's other movies, she acts pretty much the same as she does in Twilight. I'm not saying I don't enjoy watching her, but she doesn't seem to have much of a range.

that aside! I LOVE the movie. LOVE. like as in I want to marry it love. the books, too.
post #49 of 654
oh, and one more thing. The scene at the end, when Bella is in the hospital and Edward tells her she has to go to Jacksonville..when she goes cuckoo- That is the single hardest-to-watch-acting moment I have seen in any movie.

it's actually painful for me to watch it.

that said...I *still* LOVE the movie.
post #50 of 654
OMG! Susana you are so right about the hospital scene. I cringe when I see it. Atrocious acting! And what about the stupid nasal canula up by her eyes in one shot then down on her cheek the next. Up, down, up down.

Oh, and you're also right about how she acts like she does in other movies. Kristen Stewart basically played Kristen Stewart reading Bella's lines. If you see her in interviews she gives of the same apathetic, uncomfortable vibe. GAH!
post #51 of 654
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Originally Posted by Marysmama View Post
. Atrocious acting! And what about the stupid nasal canula up by her eyes in one shot then down on her cheek the next. Up, down, up down.
LOLOL. yep.

We went to see the movie with a friend of mine from high school and her daughter (our daughters are now friends, cool, right?)

on the car ride home we took turns being Bella in the hospital.

"No! No! What..what do you mean..wha..no!!.."

oh man, we laughed and laughed. so see? it's good even though it's so bad.
post #52 of 654
I didn't even notice the nasal canula. Stuff like that drives me nuts when I see it, I mean why did they have it two different ways?!!!?!??!??!???

That being said, I think that the hospital scene is crazy,but her acting well, I forgive it because of the anesthesia. I mean, she has just woken up in a hospital with her mother's face in hers (the mother she hasn't seen in a few months), she's coming off anesthesia, the last thing that she remembers is being attacked by one vampire and then being saved but almost killed by the one that she loves, then her mother tells her this story of falling down stairs and out a window at a hotel, and then the love of her life tells her that she must leave him. I'm just not sure what good acting would look like here. Trying to put myself in her shoes I don't think that I'd be any more coherent. BUT he's all you must leave and then of course we'll be together where would I go? I find his about face far more difficult to stomach than her confused no no wha no.
post #53 of 654
Her acting in the hospital scene didn't bother me nearly as much as seeing up her mother's nose the entire time. I hated that, seriously, did they need to be so close?

I watched Twilight the other night with the commentary, which was pretty entertaining.
post #54 of 654
Yeah, the hospital scene...but actually, I find her acting throughout just as uneven. But again, it doesn't matter. It's entertainment!
post #55 of 654
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Originally Posted by Kristine233 View Post
LOVED the books. Ate em up.

I have mixed reviews about the movie. It was ok as a stand alone movie but I didn't feel it. I was constantly comparing the book and the movie and everything they left out. I also didn't get the feeling in the movie that they really expressed how hard it was for Edward to be around Bella. And then the love, it didn't feel that deep to me in the movie. When she flips out at the end saying never leave, it felt more like she was a lust crazed teenager rather than a more mature than usual in-love teenager. It just didn't feel "real" enough. It was also slow as heck.

I watched it twice, I really wanted to love it. Unfortunately I felt like it was butchered compared to the books. I kept thinking "If I didn't read the book this wouldn't make sense to me."
This is how I feel too. From the moment the movie started, all I could think was "hey! That's not right! It happened a different way in the book!" It almost felt like I was watching a different story on the screen than I read about in the book.
post #56 of 654
You think Twilight is bad? Try Bride Wars.
post #57 of 654
Thread Starter 
Has any one read the books? I just finished number 3. I think that number 1 and 3 are the best so far. 2 was good, I liked the first 3/4s of it. What do you think?
post #58 of 654
I've read all of the books, and like Twilight and Eclipse more than the other two.
post #59 of 654
It took me watching the movie five times before I finally got over that. Now I like the movie for itself.

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Originally Posted by liberal_chick View Post
This is how I feel too. From the moment the movie started, all I could think was "hey! That's not right! It happened a different way in the book!" It almost felt like I was watching a different story on the screen than I read about in the book.
post #60 of 654
I read the first book and found it a bit boring and predictable. At 15 it would have been the best thing ever, but not now. I do not plan on reading the other books in the series.

I have not seen the movie yet but it is on my Netflix list. I am not going into it with very high expectations. The fact Hollywood messed with the story is no big surprise. Thats what Hollywood does. It would have been a total shock had they not messed with the story.
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