I had an original article that was like 8 pages that said my opinion on every single scene (lol) but I decided to shorten it and put it up here ;D. Ummm... I'm pretty critical, but please don't bash me if you don't agree. This is simply my opinion. It's not like it even matters... lol
One Word: Disappointment. If anyone asked me to describe the movie to them, that is what I would say. It was a disappointment. And, I think that's a generous statement for how awful it was.
(Now, to the people that loved the twilight movie, I'm sorry I don't agree with you. But, again, don't get really angry... just close the window right now because it will get uglier.)
For starters the movie moved much too fast. If I hadn't read the books I would have been confused out of my mind. One second they were becoming friends the next he was angry the next he was all in love (and by the way, did they even tell each other I love you?? I don't even remember them doing that!). It's like they just made some random scenes and pushed them together and didn't even bother to check and see if it worked. It just clashed. And than when he kisses her he says "I've been watching you sleep for the last couple months. Okay, it felt like a couple DAYS, first of all. If I were making the movie, and I was pressed for time, how I would have made it look like it had been months is I would have simply filmed him ignoring her in the bio room a few times, and have Bella "narrate" and say it had been months since he'd talked to me or whatever (even though I really didn't like Kristen's corny narration). It did not work at all.
And, another thing I was disappointed with was how EXTREMELY different it was from the book. I'll admit, some parts stayed very true to the book (the baseball scene, meeting the cullens etc) but most of it was just like "WHAT?". Now I know a bunch of people are going to tell me that it is hard to transfer such a long novel to the screen but, please! I could do better than that. I mean, it's like the screenwriter wanted to find some way to make sure everyone knew it was her movie and not Stephanie Meyer's. And do you know how she did that? She made sure that EVERYTHING was out of order, nothing matched to the book, AND she added just random scenes that had nothing to do with the book or even existed.
Examples? Lets see... one thing that REALLY pissed me off was there was NO Ben... where did he go?? I thought Angela went to the prom with him! Instead they erased Ben and Lauren from the plot completely and Ben and Angela don't even end up together :( Not cool. And, I really liked them. So that seriously bugged me that they got rid of Ben and made Angela be with Eric... who is the creepiest of them all.
Also, who the hell was Weyland? Am I going crazy or was he not even in the book? Why did they insist on adding just random plots that don't even have to do with the book?? FRUSTRATING.
Another thing I seriously disliked was how out of character a lot of the actions/lines were.
One thing that really stuck out in my mind was the meadow scene. First, Edward (RobPatz) is like dragging her by the arm and than he whips her on his back and than he like drops her carelessly to the ground when he gets to the "sun spot" or whatever. That was completely out of character. Edward treats her like a soap bubble (Stephanie's words, not mine :D). He thinks she's so fragile, and on top of that, he wouldn't ever want to hurt her in the littlest of ways.
Bella was out of character quite a lot too...
And I was uber, uber pissed that they left out the scene where James tells Bella about Alice. HELLO!!! That is crucial!!!! URGG! That made me too mad for words!!
The ones who stayed in character the most were Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmett (who all had the best performances).
Now, I'll stop complaining and say the good things I liked.
I have to say, there wasn't much. It could be because I'm pretty harsh and critical, or it could be simply because the movie was simply BAD. Terrible, actually, would be a more accurate description (in my opinion).
But, I did REALLY enjoy the little snippets of Jalice they gave us. Those tiny little shots of them were way more entertaining than all of the EB combined. The little hand holding shot, the little shot where she was leaning into his chest... awww heart-melting. I loved it<3 I'm definitely going to make a Jasper/Alice video with that stuff when the DVD comes out ;D
Another thing I really liked was the baseball scene. It was so cute and funny and all the Cullens were just so awesome. Jasper's little baseball bat trick was hot, and I loooved Emmett and Edward's clash in the sky<3
I also really liked the short little scene in the jeep. That was great acting and didn't make me feel awkward at all. Thumbs up to Robert and Kristen for that :D.
The acting wasn't that bad, it was mostly just the script. The ones with the most astounding performances would probably be Jackson, Ashley, Taylor, Kellan, and Nikki but everyone did well. It's just that they were given such a sucky script to read from... :( Now, I was , however, disappointed with Kristen's performance for some time. I actually thought she would bring a lot to the role but she didn't. I mean, she was good, but just not as good as anticipating. But, NOTHING was as good as I had anticipated. Except the Jalice scenes. I actually thought they would completely ignore them but they didn't and that made me happy to see some of them. Except, I was mad that we didn't see them at prom :(
So that's what I thought of the movie. Overall, I'd probably give it 3 stars or 2 and 3 quarters of a star (lol) and that's being nice, in my opinion. It was just so bad to me. It sucked. And I LOVED the books... :(