First, I will have to say that since it has been a few days since I saw the movie, I'm having a hard time remembering specific details PLUS I don't want to spoil anything for those of you who are still planning to see it... although, if you've read the books and seen the trailers there's really nothing I can tell you that is an actual "spoiler" since it stayed pretty true to the book.
Any doubts I may have still had about the casting... GONE! I LOVED EVERYONE! Well, some of Bella's "human friends" were a little obnoxious, but I had to remind myself that they were probably supposed to be that obnoxious since Twilight is told through Bella's perspective and she's never really been a carefree high school kid.
I think that's also why I enjoy Robert Pattinson as Edward.
When the cast list first came out I heard a lot about, "He's not gorgeous enough to be Edward Cullen."
Well, again, Twilight is told through Bella's perspective... he's gorgeous to her! (By the way, I think Robert Pattinson is quite attractive and he is a WONDERFUL Edward... in my opinion)
The person that you love is not always as attractive to everyone else as he or she is to you!!
So, back to the review...
The music... PERFECT! If you haven't had a chance to get the soundtrack, I HIGHLY recommend it. Now, I will say that as much as I enjoy Rob playing Edward, I don't so much enjoy his singing voice. (SORRY KRISTY!)
It's not that he's a "bad" singer... I just have a VERY hard time understanding ANYTHING that he's singing. I do enjoy the guitar though. :)
But the places in the movie where they play his music are great!
Favorite track on the CD... Track #1: Supermassive Black Hole by Muse
What makes that track even better is that it is played during my favorite scene in the movie!!!
The baseball scene... PERFECT! I loved everything about that scene, but my favorite is when Jasper does "the bat toss"... if you've seen the movie, you know exactly what I'm talking about. :)
Other noteworthy scenes...
**Edward taking Bella home to meet his family. I love Esme and Emmett's excitement over meeting Bella. When Emmett says, "Her name's Bella"... That was hystrical!
**Charlie telling Bella that he put a new can of pepper spray in her purse!
**The "bad" vampires... I really liked them! Rachelle Lefevre was crazy creapy!
Ok. What I didn't like... there's really not much to say here...
**I didn't like the "sparkling" effect they used on Edward... It kind of made me think of a movie I saw (don't remember the name) where someone had acid poured on their face... it kind of had the same distorted effect.
I think I expected it to be more of a glowing with a little glitter... not quite so "crystallized".
**I wasn't crazy about Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black. He was fine for the 1st movie, but if you've read any of the rest of the series you probably see the problem I'm having believing that he'll be able to pull off a convincing Jacob in the next movie. :) That's not a slam at his acting ability... I just don't know if he can do it physically... Ugh! I don't want to give away anything to those of you that are still planning to read the rest of the series so that's really all I can say!!!
**Here's something that was ADDED to the movie... at the time it didn't bother me, but after thinking about it for a little it does...
There is an "uninvited guest" at the prom... not a "him", but a "her"... Umm, hello!? Edward would have known she was there! He would have known the second they walked into the prom if not before... not just by reading thoughts, but by smell.
I understand why they did it... theatrical reasons... a good transition to the next movie and like I said, at the time I didn't think anything of it and I actually thought, "That's cool. Good foreshadowing", but now it bugs me a bit.
Things I wish we could have seen in the movie...
I understand that these things had to be cut because of time constrants, but IF they had an extra hour, I would have added these...
**The 1st time Edward invited her to sit with him at lunch... I would LOVE to see the faces of the "human friends".
**Blood typing in biology class. :)
**Jasper's and Alice's interaction with Bella in Phoenix. I feel like we lost insight into Jasper. :( And, if I remember correctly, they never mentioned his ability to manipulate emotions.
So, there you have it...
I enjoyed it.
I was pleased with it.
I will buy it on DVD.
GO SEE IT!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008