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Sunday, November 23, 2008 / Comments (3) / by elizabeth

i can't believe there's only a week of november left and i've actually managed to post every day for 3 weeks. i have wanted to give up so many times, especially given that november has definitely be a crazy month, yet somehow i've managed to do it. and i guess i'm glad i have, because it's also been a good month, filled with friends and family and laughter and love amongst the loss and grief.

anyway, onto my thoughts about the twilight movie:
- first and foremost, i thought it translated well. i saw it again last night with 3 people who hadn't read the books and they loved it - which meant the plot flowed well enough that they could understand it
- i love robert pattinson and kristen stewart as edward and bella. i thought they were perfect. i love his facial expressions and she played the part of a klutz very well. i thought everyone was cast well except rosalie, and i'll just have to get used to her.
- i wish the intensity between edward and bella had been played up more. but i still got tingles when they kissed :)
- i like how they set up the end for new moon and even eclipse, even if that part was written into the script (the part w/ victoria walking down the stairs)
- i LOVE alice (ashley greene) but where's her story? i think the cullen's stories are important and i don't think they're going to tell them :(
- jasper's (jackson rathbourne's) facial expressions crack me up
- i'm skeptical of jacob (taylor lautner). i want to love him the way i love jacob in the books. i don't know if he can carry a whole movie.
- bella wears sweatpants - where were they?
- why did bella not cook for charlie?
- why does stephenie meyer think she needs to be in her own movie?
- LOVED the soundtrack - even more-so now after noticing the placement of the songs
- the graduation hats? hilarious.

i'm sure i'll think of more and i'll add them if i do.... of course the book is better than the movie. of course. but i still really enjoyed seeing my favorite book come to life and i CAN'T WAIT for new moon!


mrs007 @ November 24, 2008 at 10:13 AM

so many things to say I don't even know where to flippin' start!

Bella and Edward WERE cast perfectly! I love them! I want more and I am so sad that I am finished with the books.

You are so right about the Cullen's stories being important.

I think the movies will continue to get better.

Did Bella even eat any food in the movie? She cooked A LOT in the book, so I definitely noticed that too.

I thought it was really great overall even with the few parts that didn't really line up with my imagination.

Plus what is up with the running through the trees? They could have left that part out and had more kissing scenes as far as I'm concerned. Of course I have been wanting more sex from the very beginning of the story. I wish it was a little less "young adult" sometimes. ;)

anyway...longest comment ever....LOVED IT!

olivia @ November 24, 2008 at 11:50 PM

remember how me you and ellie laughed entirely too loudly when we saw the graduation caps? all those "love-twilight-til-you-die" teenagers didn't get it; they must have thought we were insane.

sash @ November 25, 2008 at 3:15 PM

baseball scene was the best... it was the changing point in the movie for me. Wasn't really liking the first thirty minutes or so.
I don't know how they will do New Moon without telling Carlisle's story but whatever.
The graduations caps were hilarious. And I hadn't expected it so that made it better.
I wish he had touched her face. I wish that the heart monitor had gone off in the hospital when he touched her. You just couldn't tell how take she was by him.
Having hated the second book, I don't know how Jacob is gonna convince me to see New Moon. But I'm sure I'll go. ....even if it is four hours.