slyprentice: (alienmeat)
I'm back from holiday - with a cold, no less! - and am playing virtual catch-up all around. I've got e-mails and posts and god knows what else piled up ready and waiting to eat my spare time. This cold I've got isn't helping, either. No throat hurts and my nose is running and just ugh...

Anyhow, it absolutely drove me batty that I could give my post-midnight-release-Twilight post because, really, that's all I wanted to do after I left the cinema but...better late than never, right?

So, here goes!

I was one of the people who went to the midnight release of Twilight and therefore got the hilarious experience of listening to a huge stadium seated theatre of (mostly) teenage girls scream their heads off during the whole process. That being said there were a lot more men (and teenage boys) in the crowd and at least one twenty-something male cinema worker who - I've decided - wanted to hump Edward so bad he could do nothing to hide it. In my own defense - which I don't feel like I need since I always go to midnight releases - I went with a group to the cinema so it was less loserish than it could have been.

Anyhow.

The big question: did I like it?

The answer is yes and no but for the sake of conserving space, I'll talk about a few things...

1. The Director
I know I'm not the only one who thought this director did a piss poor job on this movie. I mean, seriously, I think 90% of the hype around this director was because she was female and, personally, I don't find that as some big triumph but she did AWFULLY! Way to let the girls down, dear. Things that I didn't like that the director did:
  • The cinematography. What the fuck was up with all those WIDE SWINGING CAMERA ANGLES THAT MADE NO SENSE? Honestly, they were really starting to piss me off and completely ruined the whole 'I know what you are, vampire, rwar!' scene for me.
  • The montages. How many montages does one movie need?! I counted four! FOUR. In a TWO HOUR movie. 
  • The overall editing. Montages. Wide swinging camera angles. Need I say more?
2. Special Effects
I'll be honest and say that I really expected to bitch and whine about the whole glitter in the sun, he's so fabulous he pisses glitter, thing for Edward but really it was Edward's whole running sequence that was cringe worthy. I expected better than that. He looked like Road Runner...D:

I did, however, enjoy the fighting.

3. The Casting/Actors
  • Edward. I was pleasantly surprised by the actor - what's his name? I thought he did a fairly good job, even if he seemed a bit stretched at times. He overplayed his part but considering they've greenlit the sequel, he'll have more of a chance to "stretch his wings" in the part.
  • Isabella/Bella. I was a bit disappointed by the casting choice right from the get-go and now that I've seen it I wish they would've picked someone else. She didn't do bad, overall, and there were some parts that I thought she did excellent but her expressions are so wooden. Does the girl ever change facial expressesions at all?
  • The Cullens. I enjoyed everyone BUT Rosalie. I couldn't buy she was the most beautiful woman in the world. Also, why was there more Rosalie than Alice?
  • Jacob. I'm reserving my opinion until the next movie but he did a good job.
  • Charlie. Wasn't what I pictured but he still was a good choice.
  • Victoria/James. James was fairly good - I wish they'd let him keep the short hair. Victoria, I hated. She blew.

And lastly...did anyone else notice Meyer in the movie? It annoyed me. All I felt like saying was 'Fuck off lady, you're no Stan Lee'...but...yeah...apparently the sequel is going to start shooting in March so...late 2009/early 2010 release? We'll see.

EDIT: Thank you, Mary Ann, for the awesome Christmas Card! I <3 it! Vin is teh sexy! Yours is in the mail,doll! XD  Anyone else wanna be on my christmas card list? *bounce*


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slyprentice: (alienmeat)
I'm back from holiday - with a cold, no less! - and am playing virtual catch-up all around. I've got e-mails and posts and god knows what else piled up ready and waiting to eat my spare time. This cold I've got isn't helping, either. No throat hurts and my nose is running and just ugh...

Anyhow, it absolutely drove me batty that I could give my post-midnight-release-Twilight post because, really, that's all I wanted to do after I left the cinema but...better late than never, right?

So, here goes!

I was one of the people who went to the midnight release of Twilight and therefore got the hilarious experience of listening to a huge stadium seated theatre of (mostly) teenage girls scream their heads off during the whole process. That being said there were a lot more men (and teenage boys) in the crowd and at least one twenty-something male cinema worker who - I've decided - wanted to hump Edward so bad he could do nothing to hide it. In my own defense - which I don't feel like I need since I always go to midnight releases - I went with a group to the cinema so it was less loserish than it could have been.

Anyhow.

The big question: did I like it?

The answer is yes and no but for the sake of conserving space, I'll talk about a few things...

1. The Director
I know I'm not the only one who thought this director did a piss poor job on this movie. I mean, seriously, I think 90% of the hype around this director was because she was female and, personally, I don't find that as some big triumph but she did AWFULLY! Way to let the girls down, dear. Things that I didn't like that the director did:
  • The cinematography. What the fuck was up with all those WIDE SWINGING CAMERA ANGLES THAT MADE NO SENSE? Honestly, they were really starting to piss me off and completely ruined the whole 'I know what you are, vampire, rwar!' scene for me.
  • The montages. How many montages does one movie need?! I counted four! FOUR. In a TWO HOUR movie. 
  • The overall editing. Montages. Wide swinging camera angles. Need I say more?
2. Special Effects
I'll be honest and say that I really expected to bitch and whine about the whole glitter in the sun, he's so fabulous he pisses glitter, thing for Edward but really it was Edward's whole running sequence that was cringe worthy. I expected better than that. He looked like Road Runner...D:

I did, however, enjoy the fighting.

3. The Casting/Actors
  • Edward. I was pleasantly surprised by the actor - what's his name? I thought he did a fairly good job, even if he seemed a bit stretched at times. He overplayed his part but considering they've greenlit the sequel, he'll have more of a chance to "stretch his wings" in the part.
  • Isabella/Bella. I was a bit disappointed by the casting choice right from the get-go and now that I've seen it I wish they would've picked someone else. She didn't do bad, overall, and there were some parts that I thought she did excellent but her expressions are so wooden. Does the girl ever change facial expressesions at all?
  • The Cullens. I enjoyed everyone BUT Rosalie. I couldn't buy she was the most beautiful woman in the world. Also, why was there more Rosalie than Alice?
  • Jacob. I'm reserving my opinion until the next movie but he did a good job.
  • Charlie. Wasn't what I pictured but he still was a good choice.
  • Victoria/James. James was fairly good - I wish they'd let him keep the short hair. Victoria, I hated. She blew.

And lastly...did anyone else notice Meyer in the movie? It annoyed me. All I felt like saying was 'Fuck off lady, you're no Stan Lee'...but...yeah...apparently the sequel is going to start shooting in March so...late 2009/early 2010 release? We'll see.

EDIT: Thank you, Mary Ann, for the awesome Christmas Card! I <3 it! Vin is teh sexy! Yours is in the mail,doll! XD  Anyone else wanna be on my christmas card list? *bounce*


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All right. I know this ISN'T Robert P. but this is the Edward Cullen I saw when I read the books and plus, the picture was just too beautiful not to use - there's just something about the way he's posed that I find delightful. Also I wanted to make a fan poster for Twilight for a while now. Sadly, I didn't have a editing program on my laptop until I remembered that I had a PSP7 disc hidden away in my closet and so...ta-da!

slyprentice: (Default)
All right. I know this ISN'T Robert P. but this is the Edward Cullen I saw when I read the books and plus, the picture was just too beautiful not to use - there's just something about the way he's posed that I find delightful. Also I wanted to make a fan poster for Twilight for a while now. Sadly, I didn't have a editing program on my laptop until I remembered that I had a PSP7 disc hidden away in my closet and so...ta-da!