So I saw "Twilight".
I didn't see it in a theatre. What, you think I'd actually pay money for that shit? In any case.
Okay. So after seeing this:
I admit that I was disappointed to see Rpatz instead. The short version of my review is this:
I liked the directing style, especially in the kiss scene and beach scene. Why? Because Catharine Hardiwck is a miracle worker, that's why. She's the only director in the world who could make THAT work. I liked that she didn't glamourise the kiss by adding dramatic background music and many multi-angle camera shots.
You know how we're always complaining that books are butchered when turned into movies? Well, "Twilight" was only "butchered" in one part which I'll discuss later. It was the most true-to-novel movie I've ever seen. And that was the worst part of it.
As for the "butchered" part? Edward's sparkles. I was looking for a full-on sparkly-skinned sequins-raining-over-Broadway-at-night vampire glitteryness. As absurd as sparkly vampires are, I really wanted to see that scene
so that I could relentlessly mock it
. However, we got this instead:
I've seen more sparkles on fake eyelashes worn by my friend Tyler.( Here's a more Collapse )
At this point the post gets too long for LJ so I have to split them into two. Follow up!