i totally agree with you... you cant call yourself a twifan unless you like the books better... yes of course i liked the movie too.. but the books have so much more detail and i cant beileve that they rushed through all the info parts of the movie.. no story from jake.. no questions from bella... and the meadow they had... um it was supposed to be bigger and have a stream and rounded..
I dont want to sound like i hate the movie..
or sound like im dissing the movie
i just thought they could have put more in or did better with it.
my expectations are high for new moon... im keeping my fingers crossed that they will do a better job!
I totally agree with what you say about the Cullens eating, even on the director's commentary they mentioned they shouldn't have been eating...so why didn't they stop them?! It is SO frustrating. I kind of understand that they have to cut parts out to make the film as it would be too long, but why do they have time to ADD stuff in that never existed in the first place?! Like the greenhouse scene and they even invented a few characters. Grrrr!
I know, it is really saddening!! I thought the movie was okay, but the books is where you can feel all the emotions. In the book, Edward and Bella's love is portrayed so much clearer and you can really get into it. I loved the books because they are the real thing. The movies are good, but the books will always be number 1 in my heart. Not that mine works any more, but you get it. True twifans will agree with the rest of us.
Ahhhhh I agree I hate the greehouse scene......It wasn't in the books so why in the earth add it i would of loved to have at least the blood typing day in the movie =( and in my opinion i didn't exactly like the bedroom scene when Edward shows Bella his bedroom for the first time, i wanted Edward to be playful like in the book where he pretty throws Bella and himself onto the couch and Alice comes in (with Jasper behind her) saying it sounds like Edward was having Bella for a snack and wondering if he would share. lol I thought that scene was so cuuutteee!!!!
Howley said:I totally agree with what you say about the Cullens eating, even on the director's commentary they mentioned they shouldn't have been eating...so why didn't they stop them?! It is SO frustrating. I kind of understand that they have to cut parts out to make the film as it would be too long, but why do they have time to ADD stuff in that never existed in the first place?! Like the greenhouse scene and they even invented a few characters. Grrrr!
I absolutely adore the Saga. I can't seem to get enough of it. I just finished my tenth trip through and I still find it next to impossible to put it down, cause I gotta see what happens next even though I KNOW what happens next. LOL
I love the movie too. Not anywhere near as good as the books, but it has Rob and I can watch it in two hours. LOL
I almost didn't see the movie. At first, I wasn't going to watch the movie. I was afraid it would ruin it for me as they sometimes do. And Robert Pattinson, though a very beautiful man, wasn't what I pictured as Edward. (Though Kristen Stuart was exactly how I pictured Bella) I discovered that the movie and Robert had Stephanie Meyer's stamp of approval. So I decided to put it on my NetFlix. I don't go see alot of movies in the theatre because I can't afford it. I got lucky and got my Netflix rental two days after it was released on DVD. I kept it for two weeks. I usually return movies as soon as I can get them watched and back in the mail. The only other movie I've done this with is Repo the Genetic Opera.
The movie was Fan-freakin-tastic! It kept with the heart of the book, which is what I look for when I watch a movie adapted from a book. I was completely wrong about Rob of course. He's the perfect Edward! I thought the movie was well acted and their were many subtle performances. Now, there were a few things in the movie that they could have done better. The movie seemed alot angstier than the book, but that's not really it. The angst in the book seemed less because it was broken with light-heartedness. And some things that were in the book, they so could have kept in the movie. For instance, the whole Tyler prom thing. In the movie, after Edward saves Bella in Port Angeles, he asks her to distract him and she tells him to put on his seat belt (A little lame), but he reacts like Edward in the book and laughs like he can't believe she said that. In the book when she contempates running over Tyler that makes sense, but not for put on your seatbelt. Also, I didn't care for the way they did the reveal that Edward sparkles. I know they were crunched for time, but in the book, Edward revealing that much of himself was a way that they bonded, showing Bella's wonder at him. In the movie, it was like, "You need to see what I look like in the sun 'cause I'm a big ol' freak." Not exactly the same emotional impact. Though it was fun to see Edward sparkle and they pulled off the rest of the scene beautifully. I know that they can't do everything that's in the book or the movie would be 14 hours long and some things don't transfer from page to screen well. For instance, the movie did a fabulous job introducing the Cullens when Edward takes Bella home to meet his family. I loved the Kitchen scene. This is not at all how the scene went in the book, but for its medium it was much better than if they had tried to stay exactly like the book. I also got a major kick out of seeing vampires playing baseball. They made a mistake putting Victoria in the Prom scene when Bella and Edward entered. He so would have smelled her. And why weren't the other Cullens at the Prom? My only other complaint was that we didn't get to see enough of Alice or the special bond she has with Edward and later Bella. The other real star was Billy Burke. He shined as Charlie!