Thursday, January 15, 2009
Well, for better or worse, it's coming out on DVD. This is one of those movies where the people who are tremendous fanatics of the books, are incredibly thrilled with how the movie turned out, just because it's Twilight. As long as it provided more merchandising to buy at Hot Topic for the next year, it could do no wrong.
Does that make it a bad movie in my eyes? No, actually I kind of enjoyed it. Did they do things wrong in it? Of course they did it's a movie adaptation of a popular book. That goes without saying. But it was entertaining, and there was a couple of elements of the book that they actually improved on, for instance actually being able to witness the fight at the climax and introducing the bad guys as a viable threat early on instead of in the last 15 minutes.
Things that they really didn't do well with was the visual of Edward in the sun, Bella's rush to blind trust in Edward, and the actual casting of Edward himself. I'm sorry but the guy was far from the beautiful thing that he was supposed to be. He looked like a freaking zombie in most shots, especially next to the rest of his family.
But overall, they did a fairly good job on it, especially the visuals. I understand that the director will not be coming back for the officially greenlit sequal, which can only hurt the project I think.
What's everyone else's take on it?