Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight Movie*** I've seen it!


Alright, so, I was one of the THRONGS of people who went to the 12:01 showing of Twilight last night. WHAT?? Oh, don't be so surprised. That is right up my alley. I am a party girl, all the way with a crowd mentality (moth to light = Lindsey to crowds)... well, as party girl as a 7 month pregnant lady can get. (Meaning, I was asleep when my husband came home and told me it was time to get my bumb to the movie).


We had our seats saved for us by some crazy teenager in our ward who had been there since 4:00 in the afternoon. (I know) But, I was able to walt right in amongst the THOUSANDS of people who were there filling up the 16 screen theater at 12:01 a.m. That is right. SOLD OUT... 16 SCREENS... Twilight fans... SOOOOOOOOOO OBSESSED!


So, I would assume if you read this far, you want a review. RIGHT? If so, stop reading NOW. STOP IT I SAID!


The whole reason I wanted to go at 12:01 a.m. with a bunch a rabid fans was to get the full measure of enjoyment out of it, there is a lot more synergy when there are 1,000s of screaming teenage girls in a theater you know. That, and the fact that Peter said he would NEVER GO WITH ME IN A MILLION YEARS and that all the people I know in PHX were at that screening, so, I didn't want to NOT go, and have to rent it months from now. So, my slant might be a little wooohooo! I saw it with thousands of screaming girls and it was sooooooooooo fuuuuunnnnnnnnn! Because, that IS part of what made it good.


Over all, I think they did a pretty good job. My mother-in-law went with me and she was VERY vocal about her distaste for the casting on Edward's Character. She said he was too short, and not "STRONG" enough. But hey, He IS SUPPOSED TO BE 17! Come on you middle aged ladies out there, I know you fantasize that Edward is 28 and ripped out, but that is NOT what he is supposed to be. I saw a few interviews with Robert Pattinson and I have to admit, I was worried. He touches his hair too much and has crazy nervous energy not to mention a British accent, but I think he did a pretty darn good job (big shoes to fill). The angles in which they shot his face made me feel like I was reading the book. Was it Oscar worthy? OF COURSE NOT PEOPLE! THIS IS A TEEN HEARTTHROB MOVIE! (Keep that in mind)


Bella, cast well, and she did a good job of acting scared but thrilled throughout her scenes with a supposed killer.


Script: Good. You know, Stephanie really has a way with words and they had to get through a lot of material to get through the story. I think it was good. They tried to keep the witty parts in, but lets face it, they couldn't film pages and pages of Stephanie's witty dialog and they didn't.


It was hard to get the feeling of such an intense book without making it too dark or graphic to keep its ratings. Hard line to follow. There were times where I think they could have made better use of the music. I mean, in writing the book, it is almost as if Stephanie has a soundtrack to the whole book! There were times when Edward and Bella were silent and looking at each other. You could hear them breathing which is representative of their relationship, but difficult to gather emotion out of. I think a little more music influence would have translated that emotion a little better. I know, you are thinking.. LINDSEY!! Teenage music video? That is NOT was I was looking for. That is NOT what I am saying, I just think they could have done a LITTLE better job to evoke emotion through music OK????

Wow, I bet you weren't looking for such an in depth review. I am sure a simple I LOVED IT! Or, I HATED IT would have sufficed. But that is just not how I felt about it. I think they did a GOOD JOB, and it was WORTH SEEING. There you have it. Hope you like it. (Like I said, it didn't hurt to have 1,ooos of teenagers SWOONING at Edward's every move) Let me know what you think of it! :) Oh, and PS, I will know if you read this review before you go... because HELLO!!! STATCOUNTER!


I just noticed throngs of mistakes in this here post, and I am gonna leave 'em because it is just proof I was up until 3:00 a.m.

17 comments:

♥Shally said...

I am going tonight. I am dragging my husband with me even though he has read *none* of the books.

He is a trooper!

Jeanelle said...

Since you know who's reading your blog you nosy girl (ha), I must comment. I'm going tonight to an 8 PM showing that's been sold out since Wednesday. Can't wait! More on my own blog later!! :) Now go take a nap.

Anne said...

Ok, lets face it, it totally sucked (no pun intended)! Hehehehe! The chemistry between Bella and Edward was great. I mean that may have been the best on screen kiss EVER. But, generally it was clearly low budget and bad acting. BUT, that totally didn't matter. I LOVED the movie because I am so invested in and LOVE the characters! I have to say also, it was hilarious. In some intended ways and in other unintended ways. I laughed most of the night. I completely agree about the experience of seeing it with the "devoted" followers crowd. It added so much to the experience. It is not a movie I will rent and watch at home, but it was fantastic with all the women and YW from my ward! I will do the same thing for the rest of the movies if they make them!

Lindsey said...

Sucked?? No, not THAT bad..... Like I said, TEEN HEART THROB MOVIE... I think if you go in with that in mind, you will enjoy it a lot more. :)

Arian said...

Ha ha, I love your review of the movie. Very nice. I haven't seen it yet - my pregnant booty can't stay awake past 10pm these days. I know, i am so not a party animal when I am prego. Glad you guys had a good time!

Anne said...

You totally understood the tone of the conversation with Abby!

Kenny and Linsey said...

Likely won't see it, glad you did, thanks for the review.

calibosmom said...

I didn't read the books...I'm not worthy to comment. Canned goods are boxed up and ready to go...now if I could just get to the post office. I'll get there, don't worry!

Shirley said...

Lindsay, I found you through Jessica R.'s blog (I used to live in Liberty Lake oh so long ago and still miss it) and I am one of your statcounter people that don't comment. Just had to say....wow 16 theaters sold out...impressive. Way to have an in with the young woman seat saver!!! Here in VA it was playing it sold out in the only 2 screen theaters playing it and so they opened up a 3rd screen. I agree with you...it was a GOOD teen movie and I would actually see it again. We (other crazy moms like me) stayed sitting in our seats until the usher came to as us to leave at about 2:30am. Great experience!!!

Leah said...

Lindsey, you are awesome! I can always count on you for a great blogging read. I was busting up.

I just bought the first book this morning. I just read nonfiction, so this is a leap for me. I'll let you know how it goes!

Jill said...

I didn't read this entire post because I'm still avoiding at all cost any info about what Twilight is about...so far I really don't know yet. It hasn't been spoiled for me. I better get reading though!!!!!!

jessica said...

I totally stopped reading because I am going tomorrow at 4pm. I will check back after I see it!

Natalie said...

I read your review because i haven't read the books but will see the movie. I'm glad that you left in all of the typos. I was thinking that you must be tired:). However, because you left 'bum' spelled 'bumb', I laughed really hard and decided that I am going to, if ever the opportunity presents itself, spell bum 'bumb' from now on:). Watch for it. Maybe my next post will be about bumbs.

Christie said...

Yeah, I went at 10:30 Friday morning, and there were maybe 20 moms in the entire theater. I liked it that way. NOT a fan of the crowds.

My take: I liked it. It was cheesy at times, but so was the book. Their Edward grew on me, and by the end, I was in love with him, too. I agreed with you on the music, but felt they did a great job of capturing the desire/restraint element to the book. I mean, how hot was that first kiss?

abbyandcompany said...

you missed Whitney's pre-party, bummer.

I did too, because I have ZERO interest in this book/movie.

but I am sure you missed a good party and girls night out over here!

Bridget said...

I agree there needed to be more music. I loved the baseball scene. That and the kiss of course were the best parts of the movie. I give it a B overall I think.

Hillary said...

Lindz...I saw it at a pre-screening on Thurs afternoon. Me and Stacy went since she was hooked up with tix. It was so fun to see it with all the crazy fans. I liked it in spite of myself even though I rolled my eyes a few times. They made Edward look hot in the movie which I was glad for since in real life he looks like a tool. Anyway, so glad we both got to see it. I'm waiting for the second movie b/c Jacob is my BOY! (needs new wig though) Love ya..Hill

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