Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight

I saw the movie last night. I ended up laughing a lot...at places that weren't supposed to be funny. If I had to classify the film, I think I'd say it was camp. Unintentional camp. BUT I was pretty happy that the filmic version was much less misogynistic than the book. Without the "benefit" of knowing Bella's thought processes, we just see her actions, and those are sort of ok.

I really liked the actors they had portraying the Cullen family, but thought they made Carlisle look a little...weird.

My reactions to the film are mixed. I liked the bit with Victoria and I liked that she and James were barefoot, which I hadn't thought about during the book.

I like the dude they have playing Jacob.

I'm hopeful that a sequel would be directed better so that people aren't bursting out laughing during the romantic or intense portions of the movie.

This isn't the best thought out post of my life. NaBloPoMo is almost over, which I feel will help my writing in that it will rescue me from writing a bunch of garbage in the morning just to get something up online. Anyway, it was a good thing I think for me to see the film because it helped me sort through some of the complex thoughts I am trapped having about that series. I probably won't pay $10 to see it again, though. Sorry, cousins.

3 comments:

Jane said...

One of my eighth graders is doing NaNoWriMo. She tried it last year, but this year she is getting English credit for it. I can't wait to see what she has done!

jordanlev said...

What's NaBloPoMo? (or NaNoWriMo for that matter?).
I read this very succinct review of Twilight the other day:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/PixelMagic/twilight_review.gif

I haven't seen the movie so I don't know, but it sure looks really fucking stupid.

Hannah said...

I understand. I don't think I would watch it again-- in the theater anyway.