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26 November 2008 @ 08:32 am
I can't seem to focus right now, still thinking of the movie Twilight. How it utterly hit to my list of an epic fail. Before watching the movie, I already read reviews most of them are bad but I was still being objective and didn't succumb myself into believing until I've proven it. I wasn't even expecting a lot from this movie since I know movie based on book adaptation shouldn't be compared not if you want to be doomed to disappointment right away. Since I was already agitated to see the film, at the last minute I was able to contact a person to buy premiere tickets. It's pricey but didn't mind at all since I've been anticipating it for so long and hell yeah extracting a bit of cash didn't matter as long as I've satisfied my crave for this addiction. The premiere was packed with bunch of teenagers, fans gushing about Edward to every seconds who knows. The only apparent thing was that we're there to see the film and hopefully be awed by it. While me, still being cool and nervous to what my emotions could bear.

So the first thirty minutes of the film, my expression was literally blank and I was still giving it a chance until the end. The whole 2 hours was an embarrassment. There were lots of scenes that weren't supposed to be funny but people were apparently laughing out loud. I can now totally understand why most critics had bad reviews over this. Most of the fans were saying that these people just can't relate to what it's supposed to deliver but come to think of it critics are critics it's their job, no matter how insanely rude or extremely biased they can be somewhere in between we know that they somehow made a point. And it cracks us up to accept it because we are a fan. We don't want someone to break our perception over a thing especially the ones we are addicted to. But no matter how I tried to at least like the film I just can't force myself, it's hard to pretend. Some fans says that these people bashing should be more open minded, ironically, that's what they're doing. And that's what I am doing. So pardon me if this will get your nerve cracking.

I'm gonna list here things why I find this movie a failure.

1. The main actors FAILED to deliver the emotions of Edward and Bella's characters. Especially Rob, I was expecting him to act like what a DANGEROUS VAMPIRE could be yet very resistive especially to Bella but he lacks the right emotions. Like in the Biology scene, that should be something so hard and painful for him but he acted like he was about to puke. I also imagined that scene to be a slow phase you know, trying to savor that intensity moment of resistance and lure. But it was more of trying to get out of that situation right away. Ooh ok, scratch that, even just by watching, you'll know there's something wrong on Edward's expression. What a mess! Kristen Stewart, I actually expected more from her since she is an experience actress and I believed that she is the right Bella. Though she wasn't really that bad but she was just dull and look more agitated to hear the director's cut. I'll give much credit to the villains, the actors who portrayed James and Victoria were really into their characters. Yeah Mike and Eric were funny. They were the ones who constantly light up the film. Charlie was good, surprisingly. I was looking more scenes from Alice, Jasper was like a shocked zombie than a vampire. My bf asked me if he's really supposed to act that way. I was like "oooh, I don't know..." lol. Rosalie was not perfect. haha. :)

2. The meadow scene! This is the one I've been looking forward to see in the film, it's my favorite part of the book. But in the movie, it was a TOTAL JOKE. When Edward showed Bella why they can't show their selves in the sun, I was like WTF was that? He looks like he was literally shimmering with glitters all over his face and body. It made Edward look gay than what is described in the book. I know I just said not to compare it with the book, even without comparing it you'll still think it's lame. Go see it.

3. If you haven't read the book, in between the scenes you might find yourself loss. Like the scene where Bella pretentiously fought with Edgar and have to make her father believe that they broke up so she have to go somewhere else to ease the pain. And when she was hurrying up to get into her room, Edward was there helping her to pack her things up. If I didn't read the book, it would be a big HUH? to me.

4. Effects were not impressive. It was not well polished considering that they should put much effort to it. The vampires move should be fast and sharp but it only was fast and hazy.

5. The makeup! Oh no, they looked like they were up for a Halloween costume party. The foundations and lipsticks were too obvious. Too much.

6. The soundtracks, some fit some don't. There were scenes that I think the music shouldn't be too loud but it did and some songs even weren't appropriately used.


Oh well, the film lacks the soulful passion to the point of embarrassment to the fans. All the buzzing bout this movie really paid off, it's a top grossing film but definitely not much elements to offer. Seeing it after, you'll only realized how did they even come up to this peak? The efforts were not clearly noticed if there's really exerted, since the people behind this seems to only look at this film as a jackpot opportunity for fast cash. Advertisement baby, another perfect example of selling with an empty quality inside.

They only want to came up with something to show for the love of money and not actually at its best. Should I give it another shot for New Moon? Maybe maybe not.
 
 
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