{the story of a girl}

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twilight movie review

Once upon a time, I was a huge Twilight fan. When I first discovered the book, tucked away in the dusty corners of the YA section at Border’s, I was going through hell in my personal life. I had just someone very close to me and was without rhyme or reason. Enter Twilight and it’s beautiful, haunting cover. I bought the book, read it in a weekend and became a Twilight stalker. I went to Stephenie Meyer’s website every day. I did numerous Google searches looking for other fans…and I wasn’t disappointed. I was so impatient for the release of New Moon that I bought the ARC off of e-Bay for $75. Then, the series exploded. Twilight was everywhere. And I grew tired of it.

I did, however, see the movie this weekend. As disenchanted as I am with the rest of the series, Twilight will always be a favorite. I went into the movie not expecting much and I wasn’t disappointed. Being the bibliophile that I am, I have created a Twilight world in my imagination that could never have been lived up to on the silver screen. I thought the majority of the characters were very poorly cast: Kristin Stewart can’t act, Robert Pattinson looked constipated the entire movie, the actor playing Jasper looked like Edward Scissorhands. I thought Esme, Billy and Renee were well cast, as was Charlie. And don’t even get me started on James…he was the bright spot in the entire movie for me.

I laughed during in the entire first half, both due to the acting and the fact that I had a group of friends with me who can come up with one-liners like nobody’s business. The second half of the movie, I was horribly distracted because I had to pee like a race horse. Hey, I’m just keeping it real here. I will say the fight scene in the ballet studio was pretty wicked…probably cause it had James in it. And yet, I’m going to go see this movie again this weekend with my mother. Maybe being able to concentrate will make a difference. But then, maybe not.

Twilight- so bad, it’s good.


Blogger Nikki said...

Ditto... I went in w/o any expectations. I thought it was good. The girl couldn't act, and that was a bit annoying, but I liked it overall. I started the book last night.

10:29 AM

Blogger Lindsy said...

Nik- The book is SO MUCH BETTER than the movie!

10:57 AM


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