Twilight fuckery

Thanks to a lot of pressuring (from both media & friends), I picked up
a copy of Twilight right before we left on our cruise to see what
all the hype was about.

I became hooked.
Very hooked.

I loved every second of it and was suddenly extremely excited about the movie.
When we arrived back in Puerto Rico and disembarked from our ship, I (naturally)
checked my Twitter. It was enundated with negativity towards the movie and I was
pretty bummed. It couldn't be that bad, right?


Thankfully I was able to score a bootleg online because those were two hours &
would have been $10 of my life that I would never get back. Who the hell thought
this was a good interpretation of the book? Most importantly who did the casting??
When did Eric become gay and start using catch phrases like "homegirl?" Alice was
not petite and pixie-like as I had imagined her. Rosalind was far from
drop dead gorgeous and please please don't get me started on Edward.

I know many people will disagree with me since he is "so hawt, OMGZ," but no.
No no no no no no. No. He looks stoned all the time and just came across as a pompous
asshole. The Edward Cullen from my imagination was sexy, intelligent and loved Bella
more than life itself. They couldn't even get their immeasurable love right on the
screen. It was just awkward and over-acted. And that made me sad.

No no no no.

I can only hope that they can switch around directors/producers/cast as the
series continues because watching four amazing books get wrecked is going to be
way more painful than one.

What do you guys think?
Agree? Disagree?


tamsterg said...

I think that everyone jumped on the Twilight bandwagon once the movie was presented to their naive eyes. Why do I say "their"... I was one of them! I read all four books in the span of a week and a half. I spent my Thanksgiving break in North Carolina reading all four. I saw the movie whilst up there and I have to agree and disagree with you on some points. I think that the director was wrong for the adaptation. She had Edward (Pattinson) going up and down up and down up and down in his character. She made Bella too Needy and obsessive and weak. It felt like a sparknotes version of the book. they left out vital aspects of the relationships between bella and edward, edward and his family, bella and hers as well as the dynamics in the school. I think that people would have sat through a longer movie if it really explained all of that rather that crunching it all into an hour and a half for the sake of simplicity. The Twilight series needs a better director (perhaps the director that did "SPEAK" also starring Stewart or the Harry Potter guy). The reason for this: Some people will not read the rest of the series because the movie was crap.

nadia said...

I never knew about these books, so I wouldn't really want to see the movie anyway...but judging by the general storyline...um...Buffy anyone? It's been done...Buffy and Angel...that's all I have to say...

Now, This kid who plays edward talks like a total idiot. sorry...but (paraphrasing) "i don't wash my hair, because I don't see the need for it?" really? REALLY? you're gross.

::rant over::

Meli said...

Tamsterg - don't you feel like it was just a montage of moments? I felt like there was no story line, just images strung together. :|
Anyways, I agree with you.

Nadi - What? OMG. Another Matthew McConaughey on our hands. Nasty. And believe it or not, I never watched Buffy so I can't make the comparison!

Mango Gal said...

I felt the same way. The story wasn't really told, it felt like the screen writer took peices of the book and put them together. I never felt the intensity of their relationship, or felt any of the personalities of the characters, particularly Edward. There were some moments that I was like "Yes!" and then it all went away. Bugger.

Unfortunatley my friend, I read that most of the actors have already signed on for the rest of the movies, so a re-cast seems like a no go.