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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Twilight Movie: My Thoughts on it and New Moon…

Okay, I was supposed to post this way back in November, right after I’d saw the movie. But, alas, I didn’t, so I’m finally doing it, now. But, as I mention it before in past postings, that, from the trailer, I didn’t think it was going to be all that grand of movie. But, I was going see it anyways, because I want the second movie to happen, to see my Jacob Black get his due on the big screen.

So, what did I think of the movie. First off they stayed pretty true to the book, they speed it up a bit, by cutting out a lot of stuff, but it keep the core of the book there, the chemistry between the leads were there, but they could of gave them more time to be all giggly eyes with each other. And, I would’ve loved more time to get to know the other characters. Still, I didn’t hate the movie, I just didn’t love it either and that mostly had to do with the special effects they were ubber cheesy and obvious. To anyone that thinks that Catherine Hardwicke did a great job, you have gots to be out of your freakin’ mind. She did a okay job and the best job that I think she could of done, but when it come to special effects she just don’t the skill level to do what was required for the movie. The over all look was good, the dark, gloominess of the film was right on, but that doesn’t make-up for the lack of skills when it comes to moving fast, climbing tree tops, or looking like shiny marble, that needed to look way more realistic.

I also, have to say that I think Robert Pattinson is a cutie (but so not worth the hype, I actually feel sorry for him, he looks like he is pain half the time you see him in photos and interviews), but he was never what I thought Edward should look like (close but I never felt it 100%) and the fact that he didn’t beef up for the part was a little disappointing for me. If you are going to play a part, I think it’s an actors duty to do his best to look the part, I get that time wasn’t on his side, but he could have done better. And with that said, he did a better job than I though he would and I can’t see anyone else being Edward now. He still need to bulk up for the second one though.

And, of course, I loved my Jacob, Taylor was just prefect, just as I though young Jacob should be and loved that little stare down he gave Edward at the end, I was like, “that’s my dogg, right there!”

The ending was well done and I love how Alice was seen in the background jumping on, James, that was cool.

So, yeah, I didn’t love it, but it did its job, it has paved the way for the “New Moon” and the rest of the books to be made into films. And, I couldn’t be more excited about “New Moon”, first of all they know what they are doing now and have a better idea of what they should keep in and out. Second, they got a director that actually have experience in special effects with Chris Weitz, Third, Taylor Lautner is on broad and as the dedicated actor he is, put on 30 pounds of muscle to insure he could play my Jacob, you have to admire that kid, he’s only 17 and he is freakin’ hot (I hope he beefed up his acting skills too, but still I think he will be fine). Plus, they got the likes of Dakota F (that’s Dakota Fanning for you guys not in the know) she only chooses to be part of good things, just look at her track record that girl can pick a movie not always Oscars winners but always descent movies. Lastly, they go a bigger budget; you can do so much more with a bigger budget. I’m so looking forward to New Moon, my personal favorite in the series, my Jacob is going to rock, with his “Sure, Sure”

By, the way, Kristen Stewart was fine, she looked the part of Bella, her voice is a little to boyish, not that is a bad thing, just, I never get that out of my head when I’m watching her. But, I liked her and she is good in most movies she does.

My Old Obsession, Back Again: Breaking Dawn Review

Okay, now is time for my Breaking Dawn weigh in, for those of you who don’t know; Breaking Dawn is the 4th book in Stephine Meyer’s Twilight Series of which I’m a big fan. I have already blogged about the first 3 books and on my love of Jacob Black, now it finally time for me to voice my opinion on Breaking Dawn.

First of all it took me only 3 days to read the over 700 page book (not really all that impressive, it big text), and I have admit I was a little disappointed, with the book as a whole, I get the ending and I love how she ties up the big plots points of the series. But, if it wasn’t for the fact that I was so invested into all the characters and really wanted to know how it ended for them, I probably wouldn’t have read the book so fast or even finished it.

Lets start with the good parts of the book first, because there were many… (if you haven’t ready the books and hate spoilers, than you should probably stop reading this post, now).

First, I love the fact she splits the book up into 3 mini books (I don’t get it at first but, now I think it was smart of her). Second, I love that she brought my Jacob back (I knew she would, but still, it was a definite high for me). Third, I loved the fact that book 2 was from my Jacob’s perspective, I think it help a lot of those Jacob haters understand him and why he did what he did. Fourth, I love that she didn’t let Jake imprint on just anyone. Fifth, I love that Charlie isn’t so much in the dark anymore. Sixth, I loved the banding together of all the Vampires at the end (I’m a sucker for people coming together to fight the big evil). Lastly, I like that she left the ending open enough for future books.

Now, for the bad, over all this wasn’t Meyer’s best writing, it really felt like she was trying to cram way too much stuff into this last book and half the time I had no clue where she was going and the other time it was too obsessive where she was going. Some parts went too fast and other parts were too slow. And what the hell, was all that talk about her being influence by 3 books for this one, I saw no trace of a Mid Summers Night Dream (I’m a big Shakespeare, in this book other than the magical topical island. I hated, how she had Jacob come into the wedding only to have act like an ass, what was the point of that. And, although I think it was good that Bella got pregnant, I don’t see the point in why Meyer’s made such a big deal to Bella, that everyone would think she was only, getting married because she was pregnant, in previous books; if Meyer was heading, that way in first place, why shine such a bad light on it in the other books. I also, didn’t like how whinny Edward was getting about hurting Bella, I get that he was sad about the baby killing her part, but it was annoying how he reacted to just bruising her. Also, I think it was kind of corny that Bella was like the perfect vampire. I like the fact that she had such control over her bloodlust, and that her power had a name and she was really good a using it. But, she was too good and it went too, well, I would like to see Bella struggle with some part of being a vampire and not being human any more.

Lastly, I hated that she dragged the ending out so freaking long, only to NOT have a finally battle. I went to her book signing (I’m now, I’m the proud owner of an autograph copy of “New Moon”) and she explained why, saying it was because she felt that if there was a battle then she would have had to kill off people she didn’t want to and she knew she wouldn’t be good at describing a really good battle scene with all the fighting. I get that, but really the stand off at the end lasted like 3 1/2 chapters only to end with the badies running away, at least one of the badies could have died or gotten hurt.

So, in the end it’s a really mixed review for me, I think if you have already read all the other books than, this is a must ready, but don’t expect it to be as compelling as the other books. Breaking Dawn, only serves as way for Meyer to make Bella and everyone one else lives perfect. Not that there is anything wrong with a prefect happy ending, it was just a little too prefect. (Oh and by the way, Shephine Meyer’s seems like a really nice person, it was really cool to see so many fans of all ages and to hear her speak about writing the series.)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Totally Random: A New Movie Trailer

Okay, so last week, I was checking out the yahoo, like I do and I came across a new movie trailer. As you might know, I’m a big fan of movie trailers, I watch everyone I come across. And when I first discovered Apple.Quicktime many years ago, I watch every last one of them, it took me about 2 and a half hours. Anyways, there is a new trailer out and I swore to you all, I totally cried watching it. I don’t cry too much at movies unless they are really sad or really cute. I’ve teared up at every Rugrats movie, the 1st when they thought that Spike the dog had died and Angelica was like “you dumb dog”, the 2nd one when everyone was dancing with their mom, all but Chuckie, cause his mom was dead. And, at the 3rd one with the Wild Thornbirds, when everyone was all mad at Tommy’s dad and he was like sad for his dad. Hell, I tearing up just thinking about it (I know, I’m so corny and sappy).

So, what new trailer has gotten me all teary eyed and why, well it’s the new “Where the Wild Things Are” trailer, it’s got to be one the best movie trailer in a very long time, it’s just an awesome trailer. And the quality of the film looks off the chain. I swear watching it I had this overwhelming feeling of my childhood flashing before my very eyes. All of sudden, I was transported back to grade school and I was sitting Indian style on a big round carpet and my teacher was reading it out loud to me all over again. It’s was that powerful, no lie. It’s so amazingly awesome that, I’m not the only one saying so, check out this posting.

So, if you want to take a trip back to the days of naptime, you so have to watch this trailer. And, let me know what you think of it too, I would love to have comments to post, about this one on the blog, just so the work know, I’m not being overly silly about this one. Enjoy and laters. Trailer Link click here

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