Monday, November 24, 2008

The Obsession with Twilight Continues

Ahh, Edward Cullen. I think you know by now how obsessed I've become with Twilight. (Click here and here for just a couple of examples.) And if you're anything like me, you share the obsession. Well, this led to me seeing the movie not once but twice over the weekend! And while there were a few bumps along the way, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read on to find out my thoughts -- and if you haven't seen the movie yet, be warned -- there are spoilers ahead!

First off, the most important thing. How was Robert Pattinson as Edward? He was totally, completely and utterly fantastic. He completely embodies the role heart and soul (if vampires do in fact have those) ... at any rate, he was thrillingly delicious in his portrayal of the brooding, somber vampire with good intentions. I could watch him glower for hours on end and never tire of it. His voice is velvety just as it's described in the novel, his smile is to die for, and you can really see the suffering. My one complaint? I'd really like to see the dazzling in the meadow as bigger than it was. I pictured him literally sparkling from head to toe, sun glinting off his body in huge sparkles ... instead he's in a forest with a bit of glitter adding some shine. It was a bit of a letdown.

Edward's bedroom was also not completely as I pictured it -- I thought it would be massive, with more CDs and books than the movie version had. But I loved the openness of the Cullen household, with all the glass walls and airy feel to it.

Kristen Stewart as Bella is okay. Not great, but not terrible. Her spluttering tended to get on my nerves, but she gets the whole "I can't live without my vampire boyfriend and think I might die trying" thing down pat.

My HUGE complaints with the movie lay with the casting of Rosalie and Jasper. Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone just do not have what it takes to play these roles. Anyone reading Twilight would agree that Rosalie should be tall, willowy and undeniably GORGEOUS. Well, there's no denying that Nikki Reed is pretty. But come on -- the writer of Thirteen who just happens to be best friends with director Catherine Hardwicke (of Thirteen, natch)? Seems like that was planned from the start. Rathbone just makes tons of crazy faces that don't necessarily seem to indicate the pain he feels in abstaining from human blood; rather, he just looks clownish and a bit freakish! I couldn't help but laugh every time he was shown.

On the other hand, I loved Alice, Emmett and Charlie, played by Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and Billy Burke, respectively. They all really became the characters and truly acted and looked the way I thought they would and should.

On the whole, I was thoroughly entertained. I sensed chemistry and heat between Edward and Bella, I saw the forthcoming tension between Jacob and Edward, I wanted to have Edward all to myself just like every teenage girl in America! Frankly, Robert Pattinson could stare at me in agony every day for the rest of my life and I would only be too happy to oblige. When he said, "Can't you just be happy living your life with me?" I actually said, "YES I CAN!" out loud in the movie theater. Add to that a bangin' soundtrack and a fairly well-made adaptation of the cult favorite, and it's a more than entertaining two hours in the movie theater. So much so, that I am going back with my mom when I get to Cleveland tomorrow!

And you know what? I've decided I have what it takes to be a vampire. My skin is already ghostly pale, plus I have hereditary dark circles. So as soon as Edward comes to find me, I'm all set! Now if only I could find out what berry lip stain Jeanne Van Phue from M.A.C used on Robert Pattinson...


  1. I read somewhere today it was a Benefit silky finish lipstick in Ms. Behavin!

  2. I read the same as Kimmy..I believe it was the Sephora blog..

    I complete agree with you about Rosalie..they could have done better..

    I keep wondering about how they're going to make Jacob big enough in the future movies..

  3. everytime Jasper was on screen, I just started laughing -- wtf? i totally agree with you on Nikki Reed as well -- I didn't enjoy her at all. overall though, i enjoyed the movie a lot, even though that's mostly because i found it hilariously bad. but yeah, robin pattinson..mmm...

  4. KimmyDarling -- Thanks for the heads up! I'm glad to know what lipstick they used.

    Tammy -- I have been wondering about Jacob too. They will have to use some sort of special effects I'm sure.

    goldenmeans -- I'm sorry you thought the movie was bad! Maybe it gets better with each viewing, it did for me anyway. :)