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Twilight review

Friday February 6th I went with my best friend to see 'Twilight'.

I've read about half of the book, and I liked parts of it, but seeing it on screen, made me realize how poorly structured the plot is. Like Stephen King recently said: "Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good." Read more here

Even more so in the film than in the book, I just did not understand why Edward was so drawn to Bella. The only reason was that he couldn't read her mind and that he somehow felt 'a need to protect her'. That's bs. Something I actually missed in the film that was in the book, was that day Edward spends asking Bella about everything from her favourite fruit to her relationship with her parents. I think some of the montages where they sat talking in trees and such was supposed to convey that, but I don't know. I just never understood how they could suddenly fall head over heels for each other.

The climax of the film, the ballet studio fight, was where poorly supported. I haven't read this far in the book, but I'm sure it sucks just as much, but I didn't get James' obsession with Bella. Of course it's because Bella is so plain and ugly that every male in Forks immediately falls for her - I mean really SMeyer! C'mon!

Things that I DID like:
- Dancing to 'Flightless bird, American mouth' at the prom
- Overprotective Charlie and his porn!stache
- Charlie and Billy Black (C'mon! Those two were totally lovers! They reminded me of Charles and Eric)
- Alice
- Dr. Cullen (he reminds me of Andy from One Tree Hill)
- Actually all of the Cullens, I would watch a movie without Bella just featuring them
- Vampire baseball. It wasn't as weird as I thought it would be
- Robert Pattinson (he really tried...) and his "You can google it!" line :)
- Bella's hair

Things that I DIDN'T like:
- The lack of the words "Chagrin" and "Dazzle"
- Sparkly Edward (but this is SMeyer's fault)
- Bella's lack of personality (again SMeyer's fault)
- Jacob's hair
- Jacob's teeth (they were waaay too white)
- The ending
- The Volturi. They were so pointless
- The lack of Bella's "Ew snow!" comment, that would have been so much fun
- The Volvo and the lack of the "Stupid shiny Volvo owner!" line
- Bella and Edward in the hospital "You have to get as far away from me as you can" "Don't say that" "Oh love, I'll never leave you" WTF??

All in all it wasn't as bad as it could have been. You just have to appreciate it for what it is: a romantic story designed to make 14 year olds fall in love with Edward and wish they were Bella. I'd take Buffy or the Vampire Chronicles any day...

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asolitaryraven
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Actually all of the Cullens, I would watch a movie without Bella just featuring them

That's what I always think, mostly about the books. I love the whole Cullen bunch, but I never really warmed up to Bella... I even started hating her in the 3rd book.
littlesarahlost
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Good to know I'm not alone :)
Bella is this blank canvas that girls are supposed to relate to. But really she's just a needy damsel in distress and that is so annoying!
asolitaryraven
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, also that whole 'she's so special' thing which you talked about too, is kind of annoying too... I think I can relate to any of the Cullens or the other characters of Forks more than to her eventhough she's the story teller, and that kind of proves Stephen King's point too.
littlesarahlost
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Exactly!
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