Okay. Let’s talk “twilight.”
I thought it was okay. Not great by any means. Not even particularly good. Just okay. I had a lot of issues with it, which, if resolved, will make the second movie a lot better.
1. Cast a new Jacob. I like Jacob more than Edward and was VERY disappointed in their choice for this VERY important character. I don’t see there EVER being chemistry between Bella and Jacob if they keep that guy.
2. The director made odd choices for shots she kept in that should have only seen the cutting room floor. Edward’s initial reaction to Bella’s scent was horribly overacted and a better director would have made him redo it a bit less soap-opera-y. One of Bella’s reaction shots when Edward was saving her after the James attack only brought laughter in our theater. Surely the test audience laughed too, and alerted the director to cut that reaction shot?
3. The makeup. Seriously – there are ways to make people look pale without making them look like they are in Marie Antoinette’s French court theatre troupe. It was atrocious.
I thought the kids playing Edward and Bella were fine overall, but I told Ace that if had a guy treat me the way edward did in the first thirty minutes of the movie I wouldn’t be DRAWN to him – I’d call him a jerk (not the word I actually said but my mother reads this blog).
Anyway, as I said – it wasn’t a great movie, but despite its flaws I did still enjoy it.
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