Let me just say that if you haven’t seen the movie, don’t read on because I do plan on being incredibly brutal.
I am a Twilight fanatic. The books, the characters, the plot…amazing, incredibly, breath-taking and fills a need in every woman’s life for that hope of the right man…even if he’s an immortal.
When I found out that there was going to be a movie, I was excited but skeptical. How could they transform such a book into a movie? The most critical aspect would be the chemistry between Bella & Edward.
When I first found out that Robert was cast for the role of Edward, I was disappointed. He so wasn’t the Edward in my imagination but I wanted to give him a chance. Maybe he’d dazzle us all because Robert and Kristen had good chemistry in interviews…
That’s where their chemistry ended because in interviews, they were natural. There were only two scenes in the movie where they captured that chemistry. The rest felt like a poorly written teen drama…not Twilight.
I tried…I REALLY tried to be open minded about the movie and give it a fair chance.
Robert might be a good actor. He might be a great actor but my first impression of him was a kid trying way too hard to play a character who was supposed to be elegant and intriguing. He was a bad choice for a character who had a lot going on for him in the imaginations of the biggest target audience, who were fans of the book.
The scenes between Bella and Edward were forced and overplayed, making it seem like an incredibly amateur movie. The support characters were poorly cast, especially Eric and Mike. The entire effect of the movie was incredibly misguided. Every time Edward or Bella tried to be dramatic, they appeared spazztic instead.
What I want to know is, how is it that a movie’s special effects could be so childish, especially in 2008? The Cullens are supposed to have smooth, marble like, pale skin and the best they could do was incredibly heavy white powder? In the scene where Edward exposes himself in the sunlight, it looks like he just got home after a night at the club where an entire batch of glitter was dumped on him and stuck to the powder.
I mean, COME ON! They couldn’t do better than that?!
Honestly, the James/Laurent/Victoria trio were much better vampires than all the Cullens combined…
And what was with throwing all the cheesy key lines out there as if trying to fill a quota? How about making the movie a little longer so that it could flow better? Let’s face it. The audience who read the book would’ve gladly sat through a 3 hour Twilight movie if it was better scripted.
The only scenes that really saved the movie were the ones with Bella’s dad…and the one scene between Edward and Bella where Edward is inviting her to meet his family…There was no forcing of the lines there. The chemistry flowed naturally and I honestly would’ve preferred it if that was how it was throughout the movie.
I still love Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. I will cling on to the hopes that Stephanie Meyer finishes Midnight Sun so I can devour it and I might re-read the series once or 10 more times in my lifetime…
But Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella?
Thanks but no thanks. You can take your caked-up Robert Pattinson and I’ll keep my Edward Cullen.