Date: 4 January 2009
Venue: On the bed in the room
I watched Twilight!
And popular belief got the best of me and I was sorely disappointed. I kept an open mind that maybe I won't be THAT disappointed but I was. Robert Pattinson's face didn't really make up for it either. Okay...it did...but just a wee bit!
Yes, it's true that we can't expect what we had imagined (while reading the book) to be portrayed on the big screen but even without reading the book, we should know that VAMPIRES ARE SMOOTH! They are gliders in action, speech...well EVERYTHING really! Whereas the Cullens in the movie (apart from Carlisle. Carlisle made me fan myself) did not really portray that confidence and (dare I say) arrogance that vampires naturally possess. Although I have to admit that Rosalie (Nikki Reed, pretty lady) played out the arrogance pretty neatly. And I liked the part where she broke the bowl. That was funny.
Alice...I was hoping she would be bubbly and expressive and full of emotion but all seven (no I didn't count. Random guess) lines that she delivered were...to put it blandly...subdued. I didn't warm up to Ashley Greene's portrayal of the 'life of the party' Alice Cullen at all.
Bella wasn't clumsy enough. :D REALLY! She just slipped on the ice, she knocked down the apple and that was pretty much it. At least ones that I was concentrating enough on. Redemption comes in how 'human' she was. How she stumbled over her words, how annoyed she was with Edward, how she laughed at the smallest of things. And of course, her struggle in resisting Edward. It was fun to watch.
Number one will ALWAYS BE the baseball scene. :D WHO DOESN'T AGREE WITH ME??!! Am I right or am I right?! That has got to be the saviour of the whole movie, I must say. Jasper's baseball bat twirling was wicked lush!
I loved that scene starting from when Alice announced that "It's time" with that secretive smile up till Victoria said "I'm the one with the wicked curveball" and after that it was..."I could do without any of THAT". Okay maybe not THAT drastic but along those lines.
Number two is definitely the ballet studio scene. I cringed when Alice looked like she was about to bite Bella's fingers off. Heh.
And what I really loved about that scene was how Bella struggled with the venom coursing through her. That felt real. That was how I imagined Bella would be. Although what put me off was Edward's reaction. Again with the woodenness!! But I still liked it.
And the scene that tickled my funny bone was when Charlie cocked the gun right before he asked Bella to bring Edward in. And of course...the drawing of the halo on top of his head. Heh. That was funny.
Okay two tiniest of tiny scenes that I lurved was when Edward and Bella exchanged the "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" line. And I'm very obligated to enter these lines accompanying the previous one. "What a stupid lamb." -Bella "What a sick masochistic lion." -Edward. Sigh. And the other one is the line Edward executed PERFECTLY in my opinion. "Edward Cullen: That's all superhero stuff, right? What if I'm not the hero? What if I'm...the bad guy?" I swooned when he said: "...the bad guy" the emphasis on bad...aiii. Badump a dump dump. Be still my heart.