Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I know, right? It took me forever to see this film. I waited because I wanted it free from the library.

Now my wife thought it was better than she expected it to be, but, for me, it pretty much met expectations.

Twilight stars Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert Pattinson as Edward, and Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Cullen (Edward's "father").

I mention Facinelli because I remember watching him in Can't Hardly Wait. Seeing him as a father figure makes me feel quite old.

Things follow closely to the book. They do combine a couple characters from the book into one for the movie to keep things running smoothly.

The acting is horrific. This is the single biggest strike against this film. I began laughing every time Stewart opened her mouth to speak. Let's hope things get better as the sequels are made.

Strike 2 comes with the special effects. (i.e. cutting frames to make the vampires appear to move quicker)

When all is said and done, this film would have done better as a made-for-tv movie. However, because there are more tween girls in the world than there are me, this film was a hit.


Melissa Joy said...

I laugh at Kristen Stewart too!!! The first movie wasn't really good at all. I mean I whip it out from time to time to watch it BUT I don't watch the whole thing. I watch up till the end of the baseball scene

Melissa Joy said...

ooooo AND the sequels should be better...by the trailer for the second one...it looks a lot better. there is also a new director.