Monday, December 8, 2008

I Saw Twilight!


I finally went and saw the Twilight movie! I thought it was pretty good to be honest. I actually thought it was a decent book to film adaptation even after my post yesterday.

I thought Kristin Stewart was pretty good as Bella, I was just as uncomfortable watching her as I was reading her thoughts in the book!

I thought Edward was pretty hot, though he seemed a bit awkward at times. And he looked like he wanted to throw up when he saw Bella in class. I wish someone had caught onto that a bit earlier and directed him differently.

The scenery was beautiful and the Cullens were super cool. I thought Jacob was adorable. Overall, I think it was pretty good. It could be because I'm not fanatical about the book. But the real shocker is that I went to see it with my mom and she liked it. She liked a vampire story! She always hates all my vampire obsessions.

I did hear (like as soon as I got home on Twitter) that Catherine Hardwicke was fired from the sequels. Well, isn't that nice. ;) They probably need more money and a bigger name for the next one anyway. Anyone have strong opinions about that?

Did you see Twilight? Did you like it? Hate it? Indifferent?

18 comments:

emo girl said...

hey...nice bog...and i do luv twilight!

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Thought the movie was great. As for Robert Pattinson- bad casting call. I couldn't stop laughing during the chem lab scene.

Jeanne said...

I thought Twilight the book was not well written enough to be worth reading, but I enjoyed the movie.

Jen said...

Glad you liked it! I'm actually glad that CH is not going to be directing New Moon. I didn't think she did that great of a job on this one. Certain scenes were brilliant, but others were absolutely terrible and I didn't like the flow of the movie at parts (esp the pace of the love story).

Lindsey said...

I just saw it on Saturday and I felt the same. It was better than I thought it would be, really - and I thought they caught the essence of the book, which wasn't an easy feat!

I just got a post up about it on my blog here:

http://kindredthought.blogspot.com/2008/12/twilight-movie-i-finally-saw-it.html

Serena said...

Wow they fired the director...funny. I guess I was to bedazzled by Edward's hotness to notice his awkwardness. I really dislike Bella's character, so I had a hard time watching the actress act just like her...so I guess in that respect it was well done.

Jeanne said...

Amy, you are tagged for the book-buying meme, if you want to play. It's up at http://necromancyneverpays.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-buying-meme.html

Alicia said...

okay - I loved the movie and the book! I actually saw the movie twice - which is kind of embarassing, but I liked it!

Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog said...

Hmmm. I didn't like the books at all, but I'm planning to see the movie later this week just so I can say I have. I wonder if I won't mind it as much because I'm not fanatical about the books...will keep you posted.

Rowena said...

I saw yesterday that they fired the director due to timing issues, that sucks but I really enjoyed the book and though I am a bit of a fan girl, I thought the movie was pretty decent.

Erica said...

Haven't read it or seen it, I need to put the book on hold at the library! Thanks for the review!

Toni said...

I have read the book and saw the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed both!!!! I am about 100 pages into New Moon. I like the characters in the books and it is a nice sequel so far.

Stephen said...

A friend of mine blogged about the director being fired here, along with imagining a revised Pride and Prejudice in the style of Twilight.

Amy said...

Stephen, that's an interesting post, I saw something simliar this week about if only Twilight was more like Buffy. :)

Charli and me said...

I am going on the 19th to see it and I can't wait. I always love to see what they come up with for a movie after I finish a book.

Kristina said...

Amy, I loved Twilight. Of course I was a fanatic about the books as soon as my little sister pointed me to them! I didn't know Hardwicke was fired.....I wonder why? I thought she did a good job.

Holly said...

Read it. Didn't love it. Hated Bella through the first three novels. Loved the link that Stephen posted. Amen! Bella is no heroine and Edward is only a pretty boy. Perfectly nailed. I miss Buffy. And Angel, now there's a vampire...(sigh).

I might see the movie once it's at the Dollar Theater or Red Box. I'm certainly not paying full price for it. After all, I borrowed all the books from the library too.

Carolsue said...

I liked the books and the movie. Edward was NOT hot at ALL, and what's with that red lipstick? Had he just finished "hunting?" Bella and Jacob looked like I thought they should. But after all the hype about how beautiful Edward and Rosalie were--NOT! It wasn't Oscar material, but it was better than lots of other movies I've seen. I do feel that if someone hadn't read the book, they might find the movie extra-cheesy. It followed the book well, but a lot was left out or the movie would have been 8 hours long! Of the books, Breaking Dawn was my favorite.

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