Twilight review

Posted: November 22, 2008 in everyday life
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Last night I went to see Twilight with some friends.  Surprisingly we weren’t the oldest people in the theater but it was close.  The enthusiasm of the mainly teenage audience was contagious.  Having read and enjoyed the books in a guilty, don’t tell my friends kind of way I was looking forward to the movie.  I even went as far as creating my own tshirt saying since the neighbors kid lost the iron on decals that came with my third book.  Here’s what it looked like before I ironed it on my shirt.

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I was a little wary of how the very long book would translate to film.  I really wanted it to be good.  Was I disappointed?  A little.  It was way too vampire lite for me.  Most of the movie was spent watching Bella and Edward gaze longingly into each others eyes.  I mean, I get it, the Cullens don’t eat people, but did they have to be so tepid.  Throw me a little more gore, even if it is just deer blood.  As far as the acting, i think Edward and Bella did a good job but Jasper……..huh?!?!? He looked like Edward Scissorhands with Asberger’s.  Very strange.  Edward was sexy and brooding and Bella was awkward and emo ish. The family did a fairly good job but I couldnt get past all the pancake makeup and they weren’t pretty as i wanted to be.  I thought the James and Victoria characters stole the show.  Now those are vampires……dangerous and sexy and more than a little bit dirty.  The action sequence in the ballet studio approached the intensity Iwas looking for but was too little too late.

Overall the movie was enjoyable but it just didn’t have enough intensity to make it great.  I give it a C +

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  1. JulieP says:

    See…this is why I’m in no rush to see the movie. I like the JulieWorld version in my head.

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  2. jillconyers says:

    I saw the movie last night too. I wasn’t the oldest in the audience and I had a Team Edward t-shirt that was a big hit 🙂

    Given my original expectations of the movie I was pleasantly surprised. In the beginning I wasn’t thrilled with the casting and I couldn’t imagine how they would pull the whole vampire thing without looking absurd…kwim? I think you need to read Breaking Dawn to make sense out of some of the Edward behaviors/scenes. It’s a love story so I expected the Edward and Bella gazing.

    Loved the excitement of a sold out audience of mostly girls. The squeals when they saw Edward (or Jacob) were great 🙂

    Nice review Lily.

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  3. laura says:

    Awww – I was hoping it would be better than that. Darn – I guess now that the frenzy is over from the opening day, I might as well wait for it to come out on dvd. Sorry I wasn’t able to go. Ian had to miss his evening birthday party as well….I was soooooo sick!

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  4. melina says:

    thanks for the review

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  5. Oh my goodness.. You are so in my brain.. I was thinking the exact same things about Jasper. They did his whole character wrong. He was so stiff and emotionless. I think they could have done a little more with Edwards hair. I just don’t know about the hair standing up thing.

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  6. Linda says:

    Great review. I’m laughing about Jasper, which you are so right about.

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  7. Noelia says:

    I haven’t read the books but I still want to see the movie. Last week hubby was sick so we couldn’t go but this week for sure. I purposely didn’t read the book because I ALWAYS get disappointed when books are translated to film so I wanted to get excited about this movie and actually like it. I know the reviews suck big time but still.

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  8. pam says:

    Didn’t see the movie but have a teenager that would see it every day if she could and has read all of the books!

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