28 Reasons Why Twilight The Movie MAY BE Better Than The Book

According to New York Entertainment there is 28 reasons why the movie MAY BE is better than the book. I don't necessarily agree but this is still great for all Twilighters' in general!

1. First of all, the demands of compressing a 500-page book into a two-hour movie mean that most of the boring scenes of Edward brooding about stuff have been cut. In fact, for the entire middle third of the movie, Edward seems happy most of the time, which Robert Pattinson frankly plays a lot better than he does the dark, serious looks.

2. The movie adds an amazing sequence in which Edward takes Bella to the top of an enormous tree for a view of the mountains and river below. It actually totally rules.

3. In the movie, vampires make an unnecessary but awesome whooshing sound when they jump around.

4. Bella’s new friends in Forks have been given the Catherine Hardwicke treatment: They’re cooler, funnier, more multicultural, and way more interesting than they are in the book, where they’re mostly there to serve as distractions that Bella ignores on her way to Edward. For instance, Eric — described in the book as “a gangly boy with skin problems” who’s “the overly-helpful chess-club type” — turns into a hip, attractive Gaysian. And when everyone goes to the beach, they don’t just take boring walks to the tide pools; they go surfing!

5. Who knew Charlie’s mustache was so awesome?

6. At the movie, you get to hear teenage girls shrieking, “I love you, Edward!!!” before the opening credits even begin.


7. We predict at least one actual Team Edward vs. Team Jacob riot in a movie theater somewhere in America; the rivalry gets much more visceral with audience members cheering the arrival of their heroes.

8. While the baseball scene can’t completely avoid seeming like the campy miscalculation it is, we love that the vampires wear old-timey baseball uniforms.

9. There are jokes! Like, people tell jokes! Instead of just glumly or romantically talking about things! Bella and Edward even tell jokes to each other!

10. We guess because the movie was made by non-Mormons, there’s a joke about Speedo-stuffing! And two jokes about boobs.

11. For no apparent reason, the alluring young waitress who can’t stop flirting with Edward in Port Angeles has been transformed into a weird hipster chick with a hilarious bouffant.

12. When Edward explains to Bella that he can read thoughts, he points around the restaurant and tells her what everyone’s thinking about: “Money … sex … sex … money … cat.”

13. In a touching ode to primitive research technology, Bella actually reads a little bit about vampires in a book! Before going straight to Google.

14. Unlike in Twilight the book, in which Edward’s afraid to even describe a hunt, we actually get to see Edward chase down a deer in the movie.

15. When Bella visits Edward’s family, they charmingly attempt to cook her a meal. “We finally get to use the kitchen!” Dr. Cullen says.

16. The wall of the Cullens’ house features a cute mural made up of dozens of the vampires’ high-school graduation caps.

17. Due to Edward’s chastity, at every point in the movie where you’re expecting a sex scene, the filmmakers are forced to show long sequences of Edward and Bella lying down and staring soulfully at each other. They’re even shot just like sex scenes! It’s impossible to explain just how funny this is onscreen.

18. It really drives home the book’s overarching message of the dangers of female sexuality when we actually see flushed temptress Bella, late at night in her bedroom, forcing herself upon Edward and the poor innocent vampire flinging himself against a wall to keep himself in check.

19. When Bella’s mom hears that her daughter has a boyfriend, she demands, “Are you being safe?” We foresee a whole new tie-in line of armor-plated Twilight condoms!

20. At no point in the movie does this scene occur. (Referencing the “YOU MADE ME FAINT!” scene). (see thumbnail below)

21. Also, this scene was cut, thank God. (Referencing the “You’re intoxicated by my very presence” crazy). (see thumbnail below)

22.In general, we’re just so relieved that the movie did away with most of the 1,000 scenes in which basically this exact thing happens:

Bella: Don’t go!
Edward: I should go, but I can’t.
Bella: I am happy!
Edward: You’re an idiot for being happy.
Bella: You are still totally gorgeous OMG OMG.

23. The other vampires - Laurent, Victoria, and James - don’t just appear out of nowhere on page 375 because Stephenie Meyer belatedly realized something needed to happen. They make appearances throughout the movie, hunting and killing humans, which gives the movie not only little bursts of much-needed action but at least a game attempt at some suspense.

24. There’s an actual fight scene between Edward and James, instead of Bella just passing out and getting told about it later. Mostly it’s just them throwing each other through windows and crap, but in a story that’s totally starved for action it’s nice that they tried.

25. The movie answers in seconds a burning question the book never bothered to address: Do
vampires in Twilight have reflections? Spoiler: Yes, they do!

26. Uh, Alice jumps onto James and TOTALLY BREAKS HIS NECK!

27. Movie prom is set in a gorgeous, opulent building with a twinkling gazebo for Edward and Bella’s final dance! Book prom takes place in the gym.

28. “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb,” Bella says. In the book, you just roll your eyes. In the movie theater, everyone cheers wildly.

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Comment by Tenacious D on January 14, 2009 at 10:45pm
I read this article a while ago and laughed my butt off. Seriously, there are pics to go with it. Pretty funny stuff.
Comment by magicolour on January 14, 2009 at 11:48pm
Lol, nice. I have to admit, the movie was great. They're both neck and neck for my number spot now.
Comment by Morgan Elizabeth on January 15, 2009 at 8:25am
the movie could have had more stuff in it. like Carlise history but it was still very very good.
Comment by Melissa (Missy) J. on January 15, 2009 at 2:45pm
uhhhmmmmm......i like these....they're funny...but in no way do i think that the movie could be better than the book. plus some of the stuff it said should have been said or answered in the book happened in the other books. if u were to pack every answer to every question, the book would be 3 feet high! there are somethings that the movie did that i like...charlie was super funny and so was mike....but it doesnt have that essence that the book has....with the book, u can feel the intense feelings better than you could in the movie...plus the book was as...awkward? is that the right word? yeah.... i say dont even compare the two....written word and actual acting out of things are way too different....


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