Tuesday, November 18

Twilight Tuesday- I've been dazzled!!!!!

I'm home! Of course I need to see this movie again before I can form a solid opinion (luckily I already have tickets for 2 more showings). I'm going to try and put some of my thoughts and impressions about the movie into some kind of coherent ramblings.

I'm so involved in the Twilight world that now that the moment was finally here I was a little bit scared to actually see the movie. My expectations and hopes were set so high and I was afraid that I would be disappointed. Luckily my fears were laid to rest- I really enjoyed the movie. Are there things I would change? Of course! But overall the movie was fabulous!!!

~The cast: I am so impressed!!! There were a couple of people I was a little bit worried about. Jackson most of all. I hadn't seen that moment where he became Jasper in any of the footage I had seen so I was worried. He was amazing! He portrayed that desperation to control himself to perfection! There was not one cast member that I was disappointed in. They all hit their characters dead on!

~The music: I've really enjoyed the soundtrack since I purchased it but seeing how the music fits into the movie made it even better. I wasn't a huge fan of Bella's Lullaby but now it makes me all gooey inside. I even enjoyed Rob's songs in the movie. My favorite music moment was the placement of Muse's Super Massive Black Hole. When you see the movie you'll understand why.

~The special effects: Without spoiling anything I'm just going to say that I was dazzled!!! There were a couple of really big special effects that I was a worried about and all my worries were in vain.

~The kiss.... gah!!!!! Just don't forget to breathe!!!! (seriously, it's that good!!!)

~The adaptation from the book: As with any movie made from a book there are things that were left out, things that were added, and things that were changed. You have to go into any movie expecting that. To me an adaptation is successful if the spirit of the book is present in the movie. So based on that criteria in my eyes the adaptation of Twilight was a success.

~My favorite scenes (subject to change after another viewing)
  • The Baseball scene- this was hands down the coolest scene in the movie! I was so sad when the nomads entered the field because I knew it was coming to an end. I wanted it to last longer!
  • The hospital scene (entrance of Dr. Carlisle Cullen!!!) Oh my Carlisle!!!!! I am in LOVE with him. He is my favorite character in the entire movie! *thud*
  • The scene where Edward brings Bella home to meet his family. I won't elaborate but it was funny and I loved it!!
  • The ballet scene kicked butt too! I loved the action, the emotion and the way it ends almost had me in tears.
~The cheesiness: I have to address this because it's there. Some of the lines that don't come across as cheesy in the book came across as cheesy in the movie. I know that they are classic lines so they had to be there but they did make me roll my eyes. I can say that "Hold on tight Spider Monkey" is the worst line in the whole movie.
Ok, that's enough rambling for tonight. I really wanted the movie to start over as soon as it was finished so I could see it again. I was so anxious the first time that I'm sure I missed tons of stuff.
I just have to add one more time before I go to bed- I LOVE Carlisle!!!! I know I've said it before but Peter Facinelli blew me away!!!


disneyfanclan said...

*sigh* Amy.... so cool. Thanks for sharing... and for putting up with my endless barrage of e-mail questions! LOL

I just can't wait until Friday!!!


John and Heidi said...

I love the review!!! I can not wait to see this movie!!!! yay!!!!

Mary Ann said...

So glad you liked it!! I'm looking forward to 12:01 Nov. 21st!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I have no idea when I am atuaally going to get the chance to see this.
Truthfully, I have mixed feelings.
You did a great job on the review.
We will discuss it later.

Inspired Kathy said...

I'm glad you loved it. Can't wait for tomorrow!

Britten said...

I'm so glad you loved it!! Great review. Can't WAIT to see it!


Jessica said...

Amy thanks for posting this so quickly. I can't wait until we can discuss it fully! I'm now dying to see the Carlisle entrance scene!

JulieBelle said...

*sigh* it was wonderful! I love your review, it echoes everything that I was thinking! I had very good dreams last night ;) and I can't wait until Thursday night! It can't come soon enough, I will have to be dragged out of the theater!!!!!

Katie said...

I totally loved your review Amy! I can't wait to see it tomorrow night and I hope everyone who's posted reviews posts them on the forums. They're great reviews!!!

lulu said...

AmyO I love your reveiw I can't wait for this movie to come to Oz I guess I will live vicariously through you until then.

Christy said...

I loved your review as well. I havent't had any time to blog and I'm just now catching up. Your review was fantastic!