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.