Do you ever have so many different blog posts rolling around in your head that it's hard to decide what to post? Or how to focus what you are going to write?
I do that all the time. Only recipes are well planned events here, everything thing else is fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants stuff. As if you couldn't tell that.
The title has been hanging in my head for the past few weeks with a whole different post in mind but in light of my Friday night experience, I feel I need to be honest and let you guys in on a secret.
I wasn't crazy about the movie. Twilight that is.
I realize now that I had such high hopes that I was a little under-impressed. I don't want to use the word disappointed. That's not fair to anyone who hasn't seen it yet...and not fair to the people that made the movie.
For me, the movie moved too quick. Too many crucial scenes were cut short - specifically the Meadow scene when he reveals himself, La Push when Jacob lets Bella in on the secret, Port Angeles during the restaurant scene, even the last fight scene was done at an incredible pace.
Scenes that maybe weren't crucial but added to the characters and why we loved the books so much were not there at all. For example Bella cooking for her Dad, it showed me how she is always thinking of others and instead they ate in a diner in the movie.
Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie because I'm a fan. People that haven't read the books won't get it. There was a non-fan sitting next to me that expected more True Blood, less Twilight because they had no idea what the story was about except that it involved a vampire. Needless to say, they didn't get it and commented throughout the entire movie about not getting it.
The scenes with just Bella & Edward were great. They definitely have chemistry. Most of the casting turned out to be right on point - except Jasper. He was just plain odd looking during the whole movie. And who's an Emmett fan now? ME! He was all sorts of hunky. Plus I like the way the film ended...it left an opening for the next one.
Now that I think about it, I don't know how they could have crammed all that the book entails into two hours on the screen without condensing and deleting. I should have known.
So what did you think? Do you want to see it again? What was your favorite scene that didn't make the cut? And your favorite that did?