So on Saturday I was finally able to see Twilight the movie!

Here’s how I felt about it…

*drumroll*

I loved it! I thought it captured the essence of the books, something that is extremely hard to do in book-to-movie productions. Of course I had a few nit-picky disappointments (well, not exactly disappointments), but I can easily get over them when I think of how well everyone did with the characters – and the actors were perfect!

Kristen Stewart as Bella: I really think Kristen did an awesome job portraying Bella. She was clumsy (lol), and she related to her father and Edward just as she did in the books. I was really interested in her relationship with her father, too – I liked that they brought that into the movie. You can see she gets her personality and quirks from her father, like how they get quiet and awkward and don’t look each other in the eye if they’re embarrassed. I really didn’t see anything wrong with Kristen’s acting at all.

Jacob Black: I think I pictured Jacob differently, but the guy who played him did well. I had to laugh when I saw Bella “flirting” with Jacob to find out about the Cullens – it was subtle but she was putting the charm on.

Robert Pattinson as Edward: Edward is a hard character to play. He has to be an animal (vampire) and a human at the same time. There were a few things that bothered me, but that could be chalked up to directing – some scenes didn’t flow and there were a couple times when a scene seemed awkward for him. And those of us who read the books know there was nothing awkward about Edward.

The Cullen Family: I thought Alice and Rosalie were just like they were in the books! Emmett and Jasper as well (they had pretty small parts in the movie, and Jasper just had a blank stare most of the time but then he was a “new vampire”).

Probably the two things in the movie that bothered me most were the over-pale complexions of the vampires (like they would blend in with the school crowd if they were THAT pale? Forget staying out of sunlight to keep from attracting attention! lol Plus, it looked very much like cakey makeup. And the “special effects” of Edward running through the trees with Bella on his back reminded me of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, LOL. I also think they could have done the blurred speedy movements of the vampires a little differently – in the book, I saw it more as they were in one place, then another place instantly. Did Bella even see a blur? I’ll have to read the book again. Still, of course I realize they can’t get it all the way I pictured it. :-)

The only other thing I’m a little sad about is that they didn’t include the scene in the book when Bella nearly faints at the sight of blood in science class. That was one of the most memorable parts of the book for me, and I think that it added an interesting twist. The girl who is queasy when it comes to blood falls in love with a vampire… how ironic.

All in all, I thought this was a great movie, and Stephenie Meyer should be proud! I’m definitely buying it when it comes out on DVD, and would actually like to see it again in the theatre.

So have you seen it yet? Are you going to? Did you read the books before you saw it?

I’d love to know your thoughts on it!

(Another movie poster, I like the one on the very top better, how about you?)


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7 Responses to Twilight Movie – I Finally Saw it!

  • I am anxious to see this too. I am glad you liked it and thought it true to the books. That’s a good sign.

    Cheers, Laurel Ann

  • i want to see this too but I want to try and read the books first. At the rate I’m going, I’ll never see it!

  • I have not seen it. But I have already made DH promise to buy it on Blue Ray. We never go to movies anymore, because it cost less to buy the movie for keeps even in the expensive version like BD than it would for the “movie experience”. Plus DH will not even hold my hand in a movie, much less cuddle like he will on our couch. Plus there is pause… for food breaks, bathroom breaks, and more. And then there is the watch it again for free part that is a plus too. *grin*

    However, I cannot wait to see it! I really do enjoy that actress and I can completely picture them as Bella and Edward.

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  • Thanks for the review, I can’t wait to see it. It just came to our theater yesterday, so I will have to make a date!

  • Great review~

    I found you at BATW

  • Visiting from BPOTW…

    I’ve heard so much about this Twilight movie/book and so forth. I haven’t read the books or seen the movie and my main question is: If you are in your 40s would you be liking this or is this a “younger” person’s (woman’s) thing? Can’t quite figure it out. I’d also like to know if anyone who likes this series read Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire series…which was kind of the Twilight series when I was younger.

  • I’m coming to this a little late (from BPOTW) but I loved the movie too! In fact, I’ve seen it 4 times now and I’ve enjoyed it more each time.

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