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#1 of 59 Old 11-20-2008, 01:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Who is going to the midnight movie tonight??

dd and I will BE THERE..we've been ready for months now...:
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Who is going to the midnight movie tonight??

dd and I will BE THERE..we've been ready for months now...:
I am not going til tomorrow nite.

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12:01 tonight!! I can't wait
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I'm going. I am such a dork. But I am going with my sisters, 18 & 21, so I have an excuse, right? Right?

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I would love to go to the midnight showing tonight, but I am waiting until 11:20 tomorrow morning. I'll go by myself.

Dh and my brother will go with me sometime later, but I want to see it NOW by myself...well, except I wish I had a teenaged girl to go with so I looked like someone's mom or aunt taking them..

I am really looking forward to it.

I don't want to go with dh and my brother first thing, cuz I don't want the distraction of hearing dh critique the movie when he hasn't even read the books. My brother would be fine to go with, but he is working.

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I'll be there at 12:27 tonight All by my lonesome.

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Do you think it will be hard to get tickets to the midnight showings? That is one of the reasons I am waiting. That and I have to be up early to take ds#2 to school tomorrow. We leave around 7:20 a.m.

Like I said...I would love to go tonight.

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Do you think it will be hard to get tickets to the midnight showings? That is one of the reasons I am waiting. That and I have to be up early to take ds#2 to school tomorrow. We leave around 7:20 a.m.

Like I said...I would love to go tonight.
Well, all of our theaters sold out about two weeks ago, if that's any indication. Of course, I live where the books are a little more popular than they are in the rest of the nation.

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WOW! Okay, so probably even here, just showing up hoping to get a ticket is naive.

Enjoy the midnight showing!

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I'm going Saturday morning with a friend. I am so excited!!! I would have loved to go tonight!

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I like that they went with a period romance style. And
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LOVED it!! Can't wait to see it again and I wish they would hurry up and make the other books into movies
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Mmm. The movie is *really* good.

I really really need to stop obsessing over Edward Cullen. But I don't think that's going to be happening any time soon.

I want to see it again. and again. and again.
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I came to post and there's already one. I won 4 tickets to the midnight showing. Took my DH and a friend of ours. We LOVED it. However at the end when they're dancing our film melted. Yep it MELTED. It took 30 minutes to find an employee. Almost everyone had left. But they got it fixed (another 20) minutes and then it ended and rolled the credits. But hey that last 2 minutes is important. Haha. The only parts that were odd to me were
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The sparkly skin in sunlight. I thought they could do better. And her breathing. She always sounded like she was really scared but then she kept saying she wasn't. And the Cullen's house. Wasn't it suppose to be old and white?

Other than that I loved the comedy relief. And Jaspers face had me cracking up!! I LOVED It. They kept true to the book and didn't hack it like harry potter!

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I can't wait to see it! I think we're going to go late on Thanksgiving.
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I'm a happy camper! Hoping to go again tonight. :

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Well, I didn't hit the midnight premiere but I'm going at 7:30 tonight. DH and I already have our tickets. : I'm excited!
BTW: for those who have seen it, how was it?

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Awesome. I'm so excited! We're going at 7:30...that's in 2 hours! I've been running around the house squealing in delight like a little girl and DH thinks I'm absolutely nuts!

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The movie was... better than I expected.

But, man, I thought parts of it were cheesy! We were laughing out loud at parts that I know were supposed to be serious.

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The movie was... better than I expected.

But, man, I thought parts of it were cheesy! We were laughing out loud at parts that I know were supposed to be serious.
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I just got back. I'm new to the story but went because my 14 year old wanted to go. I really enjoyed it overall but... it was like there were 2 different directors. Some parts of the movie were really really well done. But some were gasp and giggle inspiring bad.

I'm glad I went though! I'm definitely going to borrow her books now and read the series.
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i went tonight with a local MDC mama friend.
she has also got me into the books.
thanks Rachel
loved the movie! made me feel like a dirty old woman.
i am such a vamp tramp

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Hi Tiffany!!! Yeah I loved it overall, but there were a few parts where if I were the director, I would have had them redo their lines. In my head I always visualized Bella's leaving as more emotional. A bit more of a hissy fit. More hysterics. I mean, geez, she has to hurt her dad, a vampire is stalking her and is set on eating her, and she has no idea if she's going to see the love of her life again. I think some hysteria and over-the-top drama queen-ness is in order, ya know?

And the movie toootally brought me back to that high of what it feels like when you first fall in love and the passion is just so high and you can't get enough of eachother. dh loves this movie, and he hasn't seen it yet

Oooh and did anyone catch the little easter egg? in the biology classroom, behind Edward there's this little.. owl or something? With wings spread out. They got a shot where the camera angle was *perfect* and it looked like the wings were growing out of Edward, like angel wings. No way that was accidental.

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I saw the movie and I was kinda disappointed. I thought that there were some really great scenes between Bella and Edward, and that the best parts of the movie were the development of their relationship.

However, I thought they did pretty horrible rendering the Cullens. Jasper, IMO, was WAY off-- they kinda turned him into a goof and ignored his ability all together. Alice was casted well but they messed up her ability, too, IMO. Esme was not refined at all and the whole family just acted like goof balls which wasn't how I pictured them except for Emmett.

I initially feared the whole movie would be centered on the last section of the book with the James thing...but I actually ended up feeling they rushed that section completely.

They also messed up the "OMG" moment when James and company appear in the field and then you learn he is a tracker by having him in so many parts before...

So...as far as books into movies goes...I would say the parts of Bella/Edward character and relationship development were really good but the rest was very poorly done. They also overplayed their hand on the "wants to suck Bella's blood" thing, imo....

Oh, and I feel there are very few times when voice overs are actually good in movies, and this one had way too many bad/useless ones!

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Oooh and did anyone catch the little easter egg? in the biology classroom, behind Edward there's this little.. owl or something? With wings spread out. They got a shot where the camera angle was *perfect* and it looked like the wings were growing out of Edward, like angel wings. No way that was accidental.
Yeah, it's a white owl. When I saw it, I leaned over to my partner and whispered "Oh my gawd, they STUFFED HEDWIG!!!" She cracked up. LOL
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I saw the movie and I was kinda disappointed. I thought that there were some really great scenes between Bella and Edward, and that the best parts of the movie were the development of their relationship.

However, I thought they did pretty horrible rendering the Cullens. Jasper, IMO, was WAY off-- they kinda turned him into a goof and ignored his ability all together. Alice was casted well but they messed up her ability, too, IMO. Esme was not refined at all and the whole family just acted like goof balls which wasn't how I pictured them except for Emmett.

I initially feared the whole movie would be centered on the last section of the book with the James thing...but I actually ended up feeling they rushed that section completely.

They also messed up the "OMG" moment when James and company appear in the field and then you learn he is a tracker by having him in so many parts before...

So...as far as books into movies goes...I would say the parts of Bella/Edward character and relationship development were really good but the rest was very poorly done. They also overplayed their hand on the "wants to suck Bella's blood" thing, imo....

Oh, and I feel there are very few times when voice overs are actually good in movies, and this one had way too many bad/useless ones!
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Ok so my DH and I went to see this with my little sister (she is moving to Washington, is obsessed with these books, and this was our "we love and will miss you" present.

I also laughed at times that were suppose to be serious and the really sad thing is almost the entire theater did too! It was packed, too. It was way cheesy. I did love the scene where he saves her from the van and that was about it. Bella was gorgeous, though. My little sis felt the same way and like I said she is OBSESSED. It was waaaay too geared towards teeny boppers.

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i just finished New Moon.
omg. so good.
i cried so hard. i am glad i read the sadness when everyone else was sleeping.
my sister called me, she saw twilight last night too. she isnt even a vamp tramp... well, now she is!!!
we are going to try and plan to go see it again.
and if that makes me a teeny bopper then so be it

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