Well, I finally got to see the movie Twilight last month after I got my hands on the DVD. (It was only released in the cinemas in Japan in early April, about the same time that the DVD came out.) I'd heard all the complaints about the poor special effects, the makeup, sparkly Edward and issues with casting, but I still wanted to see if for myself and I have to say I really quite enjoyed it. I thought it felt true to the book, not necessarily in keeping all the details, but in the overall tone.
As for my thoughts on the casting, Carlisle and Esme really don't match up to the image I had of them from the books. Plus I dislike Carlisle's fake blonde hair, and everytime I see the actress who plays Esme I can't help but see the character she played in Grey's Anatomy, Ava/Rebecca. Hardly a beautiful, self-confident vampire type character! But everyone has pretty much grown on me, and Robert Pattinson IS Edward Cullen now.
Should I admit that I've already watched the movie 2 1/2 times? The half is for rewatching some of my favourite scenes again. What were my favourite scenes? I do think Kristen and Robert (Bella and Edward) have great chemistry on screen so I loved all their scenes together. And another favourite has to be the baseball scene, it's just so much fun! Sure, the movie might not be perfect but it certainly kept me entertained!
New Moon currently taking place in Vancouver. I have no idea when I'll actually be able to see them here but I can't wait to see the next two films!
by Stephenie Meyer
Megan Tingley (Little, Brown), pb, 498 p.
Twilight series - Book 1
Continuing my Bella and Edward obsession, I ended up re-reading Twilight as well last month. You might remember that I read the Midnight Sun extract earlier this year but that only goes so far. I first read Twilight in September 2007, and after watching the movie I wanted to see just what had been changed from the book. It was fun actually to see how things had been slightly altered or certain conversations moved from one situation to another. And some things in the movie that I thought hadn't been in the book, actually were in the book, so it shows I really had forgotten a lot of it. And even though I already basically knew the story it was once again very addictive reading!
I heard the term "Obsessive Cullen Disorder" recently and had to laugh because I seem to have all the symptoms! LOL. What is it about the Cullens, and Edward in particular, that keeps me wanting more? Although I'm a bit embarrassed at just how addicted I am to this story and these characters, considering I'm not a teenage girl, I'm sure I'll be watching the movie and reading the books all over again... and again.