So... I went to see Twilight finally... I know, I know... every twi-hard worth her salt has already seen it twice and blogged about it 3 times... Blah, blah, blah... So here's my take on it:
You can never compete with my imagination when it comes to putting a book onto film. Never - because the vampires in my head were WAY hotter - and the sparkly skin was... well, certainly less... well let's just say that at that point in the movie a very distant, very geeky part of me was saying "beam me up Scotty" and expecting Edward to disappear in the transporter! The Cullen house was a little bit (make that a LOT bit) too modern for my tastes - where's the old Victorian mansion restored lovingly by Esme? The cars... well, whatever - that didn't really bother me. And I won't complain about all the bits they missed because I am well aware that nobody wants to sit through the 6 hour movie that it would have been if everything had been there! The one thing I WILL complain about is the little scene in her bedroom... and if she'd just been wearing sweats to sleep in it really wouldn't have bugged me... but as it was, she left behind the shy girl act a little (a lot) too abruptly... I didn't buy it - this one scene... well, let's just say it will keep me from taking the kids or recommending it to relatives :)
All that being said - I actually enjoyed myself. Hubby was brave enough to accompany me - and just as planned we were able to enjoy the movie in a theatre that was completely free of fawning and fainting teenaged girls. I don't think I would have tolerated THAT very well at all!!! Charlie and Mike seemed perfectly cast to me. Alice has long been my favorite of the Cullens - and she did not disappoint. Her role was quite minimal, but just enough for me to have great hopes for the future :) I'll look forward to them being a little more a part of the movies. With that team backing you up (as long as they remain on their diets) wouldn't you feel safe? Doesn't everyone want to live next door to the Cullens??? Well, too bad - because they're MY neighbors and I'm not giving them up :) Really though - that is my neighbor's name... but they're an older couple with their children raised... I wonder if they've read the books?