Monday, November 24, 2008

Twilight the movie - My own review


I've read all the books by Stephanie Meyer in the Twilight series. I loved them all - so maybe I'm a bit biased.

However, I did not expect to love the movie like the books. So when I went to see Twilight the movie with a girlfriend from my bookclub, it was with no preconceived expectations.

Actually, to be honest, I thought I wouldn't really enjoy it too much. Was I ever wrong.

From the trailers, I thought that Jacob would look about 12 years old, not much of an arch enemy for Edward. However, in the film, Jacob was much better than I'd expected.

The only thing I really didn't like was Dr. Cullen. He wasn't what I'd expected, he wasn't what I'd hoped for, he just wasn't...

And, the makeup was over the top and could have been thought of as campy - by someone - but not by me. The vampires from the Cullen family were more "white" than pale, which I thought was a mistake. However, I loved little perky Alice - she was perfect.

And Edward was much better than I'd expected. The movie was a lot better, all around, and a lot of fun for a girls' day out.

I might even see it again - with my daughter.

So what did you think of the movie?

6 comments:

keri mikulski :) said...

Waiting for my babysitter to get back to me. Can't wait to see it. :)

adrienne said...

I finally got around to reading the first one and finished it last night. Of course my daughter can't wait to see the movie...I'm looking forward to it, too. The makeup does look kinda cheesy to me, though...

Angela said...

I read just far enough to see what you thought of the movie without getting into specifics since I haven't seen it yet. I'm looking forward to it. For me, I see books and movies as different entities and so I can usually enjoy the movie on it's own merit rather than comparing it to the book and what they messed up or not.

For me, I'm just hoping Bella isn't as clumsy as she is in the book...I think that will drive me bonkers if she is, lol.

Amy Tate said...

Interesting. I've heard mixed reviews. I'll have to check it out!

Kelly said...

I am looking forward to the book, then watching the Twilight DVD.
I am so sad that True Blood is done til summer though...

Kim Kasch said...

Oh I hope you guys get back to me and let me know what you think after you see it even if it's in the dvd format.