What did you think of the movie?

Nov 21st, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Question of the Week

This week our question is simple!

We want to know what you thought of the Twilight movie!?!?!

How many *’s would you give it? (5*****’s being the BEST!)

So, be honest!  Don’t forget we may read your answer on the next show!

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487 Comments to “What did you think of the movie?”

  1. Roz says:

    I give it a 5! It folled the book and had some extras that was not part of the book but since I read the book I was okay with that. Rob played Robert exactly how I pictured him. My only complaint was that I wish it was longer! I would have loved to seen more of the Cullen family and more of the romance. I would definatly seen it again and again. Plus it had the right amount of funny, romance, and action to please the fellas. By gthe way I saw it a on novembe 26 and the movie was packed, I can’t wait for New Moon!

  2. Judith says:

    Loved most of it. At first I wasn’t sure about the range of music in the soundtrack, but they incorperated it, as well as the score, into the movie perfectly. I thought that Billy Burke and Michael Welch stole the show as Charlie and Mike Newton. The movie was very funny which I didn’t expect. I loved the baseball scene, I thought the special effects were a little choppy, I wasn’t impressed with the sparkling.I also loved seeing the prom scene, the scene were Bella met the Cullen’s (loved seeing Bella and Edward dance), and the kiss scene, there chemistry really pulled through there. I thought that the scene where they were in the woods was a little strange it opened up like a monolouge, and when they laid down on the grass their body positions were very awkward. All in all I loved the movie as it progressed the second part was fantastic. I could of done without all the coverage of the bad (or normal) vampires, and the Cullens jumping into the ballet studio, I could see their harnasses most of the time. but I still give it five stars.

  3. Peri says:

    ome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(oh my edward!!!) hahha ome it was amazing. absolutley amazing. I can not beleive that they did it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo perfect!!!!!!hahaha ok so my favorite scene which i think was a lot of people’s favorite was THE BASEBALL SCENE!!!o my goodness it was sooo good!! I love easch aand every character in the movie i was laughing,crying and at one point i almost fainted!!!(hahaha when he’s in the parking lot with the black sunglasses…oh. my lord.) so yea i HIGHLY recomend seeing it… ive already seen it twice!!!! hahaha though they did take away some things ( THE CABINETS WERENT YELLOW!!!!!) and they did add a scene that wasnt in the book… The feild trip???? where did that come from???? I LOVED JASPERS FACE!!! lol. Edward was sexy!!!!!yummy!!!!: )!!!!hehehe!!!! I loved the fight scene in the ballet studio and when alice like ripped off James’s head and threw it into the fire and Emmet and Jasper having so much fun tearing his limbs off and setting them on fire was so funny!!! hahaha and at the prom!!!! omg i was crying so hard!!!! I loved how they had her wearing her converse!!!!! omg!!!!! hahaha so last thing im gonna say is when Victoria at like the building across from the gazibo where they were dancing!!!! total cliff hanger!!!!!!!!LOVE THE PODCAST!!!!! O! and i give it ********************************************************************************************************************************* many stars!!!!!

  4. shelby says:

    uhhhh, it was… okay.. only 10 billion stars.

    i loved it.
    it was very funny. there was no diolouge, just a lot of funny facial expressions.
    it was great!
    CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT!

  5. Cami says:

    It was too different from the book,……….. but I’ve got to say it was great Edward was really hot!!

  6. Kate says:

    okay. so it was an awesome showing of the characters.like the cast was actually perfect. i loved that. not as good as the book, but can one seriously expect that. i don’t think it really showed character development really well. I liked it but it could be so much better. can’t wait for new moon! good luck to catherine and the cast…keep it up

    also, i hope i wasn’t the only girl in the theatre that actually screamed and clapped and caused a riot as edward walked in the first time. that was like the best scene ever.HOTNESS! lol

  7. Joanna says:

    I LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! i want to watch it again and again till my brains melt! <3

  8. Margie says:

    I loved it!!! I went to the 8pm show on Friday night with my 11 year old daughter, her friend, her friends mother & my 7 year old’s first grade teacher!! All big Twilight fans!! The whole experience was so much fun. So many people were walking around the mall in their Twilight t-shirts, me & my daughter included!! After eatting we went to get in line, an hour before the movie started. Good thing we bought our tickets weeks before on-line, we couldn’t believe the long line, but we felt better seeing even more people behind us so we weren’t the last ones in. We couldn’t help but laugh at the guy behind us who was clearly dragged there by his wife or girlfriend, he sat down & grumbled “I hate teenage girls!!!” I couldn’t help but laugh when the lights went down & all the girls in the theater screamed. And when the Harry Potter trailer was the last one before the movie started…well, I just squeeled along with all the other fan girls!!!!

    Yes, there were lots of things from the book missing, but I think they did a great job getting as much in as they could. I loved the ending so you knew there was so much more to the story & am so excited that they are going to be filming New Moon! So, take it from this 40 year old Edward Fan Girl….this movie rocked!! 5 stars!!!! Oh, I’ve already gone back to see it a second time with my 11 year old & took my 7 year old because I really didn’t think there was anything in it she hasn’t seen before. The only part she got squeemish at were the kissing scenes…totally gross to her. She now listens to the soundtrack nonstop & right now is acting out the movie with her Webkinz!! So I guess that would mean two thumbs up from the younger set too!!!

  9. Emily says:

    I thought the movie was amazing im going to see it for like the 4 time. I can’t stop thinking about Robert Pattison… Omg i would love to be in the movie just so i could have time to see him.., and plus all the other charachters were really good. they were so into and they had a lot of chemistry which made it like million times better.. I think they passed the standards of the book and exceeded in all our hearts… best movie i ever seen and can’t wait to see the rest of them…xoxox

  10. Heather says:

    I enjoyed the humor and thought it was the sexiest movie where everyone was fully clothed! My only problem with the movie is that it seemed too rushed. The easily could have made 2 movies out of the first book alone! I really liked how Rob Pattinson captured the internal conflict Edward Cullen has in the book. All of the actors seemed to capture the true essence of their character based on the book! This was a 5 star movie for me :) I’m going to see it for the second time tomorrow and I can’t wait!!!

  11. Mariana Pattinson says:

    Okay so as a reader of th series I immediatly new that the movie was not going to be as good as the book. There was just so many things in the book that the film makers couldn’t put in a two hour film they had to condense it. I was kinda bummed theydidn’t add the chapter Blood Type. Honestly the first time i watched it I was just comparing th movie to the book, so I really didn’t get a chance to enjoy. But after I saw the second time I LOVED IT! All of the Cullens did a great job depicting there character, loved Robert Pattinson he was so cute! Kirsten Stewart was okay(I am not a big fan of hers) Charlie was hilarious, and jacob was perfect. I have seen it six times already hehe.
    Can’t wait for New Moon!

  12. Zoya says:

    When I walked in to watch twilight, I was sooo not expecting very much but, I was surprised!!! I LOVED It!!! I guess as a fan of the book, I would still love the movie even if it stunk.
    I think the first half was just perfect! the pace was just right and all the quotes were included and brought to life!!!
    The second half kind of totally changed pace and began to go really fast, but it was still good when the ballet studio scene came in.
    One of my favorite scenes was when Edward and Bell finally make their relationship public and their stepping out of Edwards car and he has hot glasses on and their both smiling and Bella’s like “you know everyone’s staring…” and he’s like, “…well since im already going to h*ll…” lol i luved that part!
    There were some characters who had tiny parts but were really important like:
    Jacob!!!!! He is going to rock in New Moon….!!!!!
    Jessica! i luved here part! she did really well
    Angela was awesome
    Billy really portrayed the Billy i would see in the book
    Mike was really cool
    Charlie ofcourse!!! We all luv Charlie!!!!
    thanx for the podcasts!!!! Luv U all!!!!!!
    Zoya

  13. Erica says:

    I can’t exactly explain how I feel about the movie. I would give it 2 1/2 stars. Ok so here are the good things I liked a few scenes in the movie and I felt that they really got down into detail and it was exactly how I pictured it. ( LOVE the baseball scene) It was like a roller coaster, it went from bad scene to good scene to a GREAT scene and back again. The thing I did not like was some of the facial expressions, and soap opera acting in some scenes, how rushed it was, and not enough intensity in there love, and some of the graphics. So, I don’t want to say it was ok or that I just liked it because part of me feels bad to I have to remember it was a low budget film. I can’t wait to see how New Moon turns out since it did so well in the box office YAY!

  14. Emmett & Rosalie a.k.a. Ray says:

    Personally, I LOVED it. I’ve already seen it 8 times. I think the guy at the movie theatre is sick of seeing me. the last time i went, he saw me and was like “Twilight?” all i did was nod. lol. but seriously, i really loved it. I loved the effects, the acting, the whole story. What made me really happy was that my two favorite characters (as you could probably tell from my name), Emmett and Rosalie, got more screentime and more lines that i had originally thought. I am glad about this. the only thing i was disappointed about was the prom scene. Emmett and Rosalie, as well as Jasper and Alice, were supposed to be at the prom. I had really looked forward to seeing Emmett and Rosalie dancing together, but oh well, i got everything else i wanted.

  15. Sirley says:

    Heya,
    so in Estonia Twilight came out last nite. As I work in the cinema I’m allowed to go to the press-showings so yesterday, at 4pm I was in our VIP lounge ready to see the movie, then we had the premiere at half past seven and then half past midnight we had our movie nite for the cinema employees and I had managed to get the cinema to allow us to watch twilight…everyone of course loved it. When I went to the premiere the hall was almost full (514 seats). I really enjoyed watching the movie the second time, we didnt have any screaming fangirls…well almost. Our fanclub did do a wave at the beginning and during the KISSING scene, everyone was absolutely quiet…but as Edward got closer and closer, some guy yelled out (involuntarily) “Jess” and everyone burst out laughing. Twas funny :D I also loved Charlie and Jasper in the baseball scene was hot.
    I think Nikki Reed is the perfect Rosalie, she is soooo beautiful and Alice was cute, tho I could have done without the akward dance step in the cafateria.
    I know that many of my friends were wondering why Edward made funny faces constantly, but I was happy to see how obvious it was that Rob had read Midnight Sun and really captured the essence of Edward.

    However, the sparkling, kind of a let down….but i wont complain much, I’m greatful we got the movie and that New Moon s a go….go Jackob :)
    Thanks to the movie, my book lenders list is huge….my first copy of twilight looks dog-öeared and loved, and its passed on hand to hand and many people have gone to the book store to get their own copy. Its also good that the bookstore anticipated the madness and ordered extra copies….heheee.

    Love the podcast :)

    Many good wishes from Estonia

    PS! Team Edward

    Sirley

  16. Lisa-Sophie says:

    Hey

    I feel like an outsider because I really really really loved the movie.
    5 Stars
    Although I heard loads of bad comments about it, and so many fans post dissapointed reviews, I over all enjoyed the movie.
    It makes me kind of sad that so many fans, are even angry, because they thought that the movie was so bad.
    I heard someone call it an epic failure.
    Get a grip.
    I mean, if you wanted to film every tiny thing that happend in the book, the movie would have been more than 100 hours long.

    I thought Rob was just amazing as Edward.
    He and Kristen had such a chemistry, it was beyond everything i had imagined.
    Just the scene in the biology class, was kinda weird, because Edward looked like he was going to puke on the table. I had to laugh so hard.

    Loved the Cullens, especially Rosalie and Emmett.

    Hope the 2nd Movie is going to be out very soon.

    Love your podcast.

    Lisa

  17. Cecilia Guerrero says:

    Over all I thought that the movie was good!
    I do wish that there was little more the of the Cullen Characters!
    There were sometimes that the movie felt like I was watching a review from a website.
    But over all I thought the movie stayed true to the book and that the actors did a great job at bringing these characters to life.
    I give the movie a 4.5
    Just because of the small little things that I wished were in the movie, like the kiss in the meadow!
    And because the the special effects. They looked really fake. The workers didnt do a good job with Rob and try to make him sparkle. It looked like he was sweating. And the running looked a bit weird at times.
    Over all it was good, but I did miss the little things that I fell in love with in the book.
    I cant wait to see what they do with the next movie.

  18. Bree.J says:

    I give Twilight 5 Stars…
    Loved it, Im about to see it for the fourth time, and running…I think out of all the book-turned movies, this movie hits pretty damn close with what they had to work with..Catherine did leave some foggy parts, such as unless you’ve read the book you wouldn’t know that Jasper had his special power, and that explains some of the facial expressions…Also i would liked to have heard Edward explain the wholw families “qualities” when he explanied Alices..I loved Edward, especially when he started acting all xare free..I loved the Cullens cooking dinner, and i loveeee Emmett…I wish there was more Cullen action, cant wait for BD…Also i loved Charlie, Billy, James, and like i said all Cullens..Rosalie was the perfet B-word…..And i really have to say i enjoyed Jacob/Taylner…I know ima hate/love New Moon, because during the book i just could not stand Jake and wanted Edward back badddd, but i liked Jake a lot in the movie and i could stand watching him until my Prince returns…

  19. Brittany Paker says:

    I think the movie was GREAT!!! I thought it wasn’t going to be as good as the book..but it was even better..All of the Actors did really great. Robert Pattinson played Edward perfect!! As well as Taylor playing Jacob and Kristin playing Bella..and the same with all the rest. And I would honestly give Twilight 5 stars***** :)
    Brittany!!

    ((Team Edward))

  20. Sasha says:

    4.5 stars. They needed more Alice. LOL. I loved the parts of Alices character they showed…and Jaspers facial expressions, and Rosalie…well I…

    the movie rocked!!! Yes I read the books…I am a huge fan…but I LOVE the movie!!!
    I CANT WAIT TO OWN IT!!! YAYAY!!!

  21. Jocelyn says:

    4.5 stars as well! i didnt expect it to be EXACTLY like the book so i was pleased with what we got. it was good for us fans which we know they thought of while filming. i would have to say it was closer than harry potter ever has been (so far). the humerous parts did help the movie along, and i thought nikki reed did an awesome job as rosalie! i also really liked kristen, she pulled it off amazingly well during the ballet scene! and of course alice, jasper, emmett, and carlisle were great as well. as soon as they entered i felt the whole theatre stop breathing for a quick sec! i was pleased with elizabeth reaser as esme as well! i wasnt sure at first but i very happy overall! billy makes my day everytime i see it! (just keepin it real son!)

  22. Lindsey Larose says:

    i thought it was great! 4 stars!! the only thing i didint like was how alot of things got switched around…but i understand that it needed to be done to fit everything into two hours! :) the movie was sooo amazing! even tho i already read the books like 500 times, i was on the edge of my seat the whole time!!!!!!

  23. jenny says:

    i say 4 or 4 1/2 stars! i really liked the movie but i laughed almost the whole time! jasper looked retarded(im sorry jasper i still luv u!) and edward’s stare in biology was soooo funny. charlie was halarious. my mom luved him. it was funny when bella told charlie about edward and he had his gun ready!!!! also when they kissed. it looked like rob tackled kristen!

    but it was choppy and they should have done more on some scenes. like the meadow part, i didnt get it. and they should have put in the blood typing cuz it shows edward and bella becoming friends-and later falling madly in love. they worked well together though, and i liked it. GO EDWARD!!! they should have said i love u. or like edward in the book,” you are my life now, the most important thing to me now,the most important thing to me ever.” and did any one notice the color of laurent’s skin??? vamps are supposed to be reelly pale and he had BROWN skin. and jacob never came to the prom…

    plz ppl, i want to know if you noticed laurent’s skin!( im not against laurent at all, hes cool) but its been bothering me…
    overall, i thought it was a fantabulous movie and all the actors did a great job playing their parts!!! :D

  24. rosie from team Emmet says:

    the movie was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 13 scatillion *********************************************************************************************************************************(SREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    i cant wait till the DVD i sooooooooooooooooo want it and when i get it i am going to watch it like sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : D

  25. Barbara says:

    Okay well for starters I was so excited about seeing the movie and well i hate to sound pessimistic but it just didn’t satisfy my expectations. I mean I think the acting could have been better and well I’m from New York so I went to see it with my guy friend and he hated it he thought it sucked, I wouldn’ t go as far in saying that it totally sucked, but I think a lot of what should have been in the movie was either altered or just not there. I knew the movie wasn’t going to be as good as the book but I was hoping I would leave with a big smile. When they were talking and when the love scenes were taking place everyone in the theater started laughing I was really disappointed in the way the audience reacted to these particular scenes because I know that isn’t what Catherine was going for. I think she is a great director but i think the acting could have been a lot better and well the cgi on Edward was horrible with all the technology we have now, come on it could have been a lot more realistic. This was another part when laughter spread throughout the theatre and well the meadow scene just fell short I absolutely hated it, I’m all for a few changes but he was supposed to look like stone and not like he had glitter pasted on. So I guess if I have to rate the movie i would give it 3 stars and thats pushing it. Hopefully New Moon will be alot better I think since it made so much more money than anticipated maybe more will be invested and maybe there will be massive improvements!!!! Love You Guys =) Twilight Rules!!!!

  26. Jo says:

    I saw the movie last night. It was not terible but it was not ggod. I LOVED the book and could not put it down whenI read it but the movie bored me and I caught myself nodding off a few times. The book was great I knew that the love, attraction, craving, suspense, and over all greatness of the book could never be portrayed on the the big sceen the way was in the book. I think that anyone who saw the movie and didn not read the book was in for a big disapointment and anyone who read the book and saw the movie was also in for a big disapointment.
    Please if you only sae the movie read the book and forget about what you saw in the movie. the book is about much more theen how cute Edward is.

    READ THE BOOK!!!!!

  27. Crystal says:

    i had mixed feelings about the movie, i loved some scenes but there were things that bothered me….

    1. they didn’t say “i love you” once to one another.
    2. only 2 kiss scenes? what…
    3. they made it seem like it was all about james trying to hurt bella instead of this love relationship
    4. they could have added the biology scene (would have made sense…blood, no edward…
    5.. well they could have added better scenes basically
    6. ruined the meadow scene and dazzleing scene

    BUT!!!! over all the movie was ok, some scenes i loved!!!!!! i give it a 4.3 out of 5

    i think new moon would be better since they have more $$$ for it

    -crystal-

  28. jACKiE says:

    ilOVED it !
    EDWARDD iS MADD SEXyy !
    BUt i WANNA READ tHE BOOK :D

  29. Ambular from FL says:

    I loved the movie. but then again i set my expectations low because of all the other books i have read that were turned in to movies ended up disappointing me. It was really good. My only issue is that they dont portray Bella and Alice’s relationship as much as they should have. i went with three guys who did not want to see it (I forced them cus it was the weekend of my birthday) and they loved it. Two of them are gonna read the books. I applaud them on this movie. And i am now in love with Emmett. And the soundtrack. Can’t wait for New Moon.
    :]]

    Great podcast by the way. I enjoy it!

  30. MollyK says:

    I loved the movie. Yes it was very different from the book, but I loved what Catherine did with it.
    The Question I have for you ladies is what were your thoughts on how they crammed together all the Edward and Bella getting to know each other scenes? I dragged my boyfriend to the movie and when Edward and Bella were having their whole conversation in the woods it just seemed so unbelievable that they had fallen in love so fast. My boyfriend just did not get how they fell in love and how Bella had so much trust for Edward when she had never truly talked to him. I think I needed more of the development in that relationship, a little more affection shown by both characters.
    Also how did you feel that they never once said I love you? And the cutting out of all the dazzling lines??

  31. OMG! I loved the movie! so did all my friends!! we thought it was the best movie ever made because it was so amazing! Rob and Kristin have so much Chemistry and I do admit that some things were left out, but it was still amazing! catherine did a great job directing it and I am so going to see new moon (i would’ve gone and seen new moon anywayz cuz i absolutely love the books!) everybody did a great job with their characters and i went and saw the movie again with my family!!! it was so amazing!!! totally 5 stars!!! I loved loved jasper so much and even though we didn’t get to see much of him, what we did see was amazing! jackson as jasper is so hot!

  32. Sarah Dempsey says:

    ok well the first time i saw the movie i was thrilled that the movie had stayed true to the original themes. so overall the first time i saw it i would have given it a 4/5. but when i saw the movie again i fell in love with it!!! every time i watch this movie i become more in love with it. i never knew that it was possible that i could get any more obsessed with the series…. then came the movie and i am on this twilight high that feels amazing. all i want to do is watch it more and more. and i frequently outburst into screaming fits whenever i hear the name edmard. this movie has deepened my love of the series even more!! my only concern was that the special effects be better in new moon. particularly the fast running scenes. but i loved the movie and the soundtrack is AMAZING!!!

  33. jennifer bonstein says:

    I thought the movie had an “independent” feel to it, and frankly the beginning was ruined by a group who felt the need to laugh at everything from the way Edward had to resist smelling Bella (done well, I thought) to the so-called cheesy lines. I think the movie really picked up after she discovered he was a vampire and I absolutely loved it.

    Rosalie made an awesome bitch, and I loved Alice. I was disappointed with Jasper. He seemed so quiet in the movie that I never would have guessed that he had the power to affect emotions. He looked like he was ready to snap at any moment. And while Edward was nice looking (way better than when he was in Harry Potter), I have to say Dr. Cullen…hubba, hubba, ding, ding! He could bite me anytime.

    I’m going to check it out again this week. Now that I know what’s in the movie and what’s been left out, I can sit back and really enjoy it.

    Great podcast.

  34. tamala M. says:

    I was really taken aback by the movie, i didn’t have low expectations or anything but i could feel the tension in the theatre(or me and my friends did) My dear friend vowed to kill me if the movie wasnt good(i kinda dragged her to the premiere, she wanted to wait a couple of weeks after it came out…i changed her mind). As soon as the lights dimmed i swear my ears bleed, i had no idea girls(and guys) could be THAT loud, not to mention when edward(ome) walked in the caf!

    The movie i think captured the book really well you could feel the passion btwn rob and kris when they kissed my friend was hyperventilating. The current btwn them was really shocking! i do wish they would add another half an hour for those small but strong intimate scenes btwn edward and bella, but i was with what i saw, the way edward looks at bella, how he lingers protectively around her, it was in it’s way perfect. The funny parts ah, i loved them they did add their charm in the movie. The cast is definetly the most crucial part there could not have been a better edward(YAY ROB) and bella, the cullens perfect, ALICE SO PERFECT, jacob mmmm nice…and charlie wow exactly the charlie i imagined. I give the movie 4/5 i do hope they open up their budget for new moon and keep the story as it is keep edward where he should be and jacob too.

    Overall i’m happy with what they put together and cant wait for more, i’m still surpsied.

  35. tamala M. says:

    I was really taken aback by the movie, i didn’t have low expectations or anything but i could feel the tension in the theatre(or me and my friends did) My dear friend vowed to kill me if the movie wasnt good(i kinda dragged her to the premiere, she wanted to wait a couple of weeks after it came out…i changed her mind). As soon as the lights dimmed i swear my ears bleed, i had no idea girls(and guys) could be THAT loud, not to mention when edward(ome) walked in the caf!

    The movie i think captured the book really well you could feel the passion btwn rob and kris when they kissed, my friend was hyperventilating. The current btwn them was really shocking! i do wish they would add another half an hour for those small but strong intimate scenes btwn edward and bella, but i was breathtaken with what i saw, the way edward looks at bella, how he lingers protectively around her, it was in it’s way perfect. The funny parts ah, i loved them they did add their charm in the movie making it fell like you were there laughing too. The cast is definetly the most crucial part there could not have been a better edward(YAY ROB) and bella, the cullens perfect, ALICE SO PERFECT, jacob mmmm nice…and charlie wow exactly the charlie i imagined. I give the movie 4/5 i do hope they open up their budget for new moon and keep the story as it is keep edward where he should be and jacob too.

    Overall i’m happy with what they put together and cant wait for more, i’m still surpsied.

  36. Dana_Bug says:

    Hey girlies! I think Twilight, as the adaptation, deserves a 4.5 stars. BUT,I think as a movie, probably a 3.5. I’ll say my complaints first. If I hadn’t read the book, I would have enjoyed it, but I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed the characters as much. Character development was pretty scarce in the movie. If you didn’t read the book, I doubt you would care about some of the minor characters as much as someone who has read the book. For example, the Cullens! My mother hasn’t read the book (I’m working on that) and she didn’t understand why the Cullens were even in the movie. She thought that all Rosalie did was glare, all Emmett did was jump on cars, and all Jasper did was look pained. But this movie was all for the fans of the book so I don’t think I can complain about that. Because we’ve all read the books, we have connections to the characters. I think it would’ve improved the movie a little more if the Cullens had a bit more lines. Honestly, that was the only thing. Be prepared for some excessive fangirling as I say what I loved (just about everything)!
    I absolutely loved the humans! They were all so believable and funny! (Eric’s gangsta!)
    The chemistry between Rob and Kristen, actually, all the couples! I know it’s something they’ve all talked, but seeing really is believing!
    Rob’s portrayal of Edward…wow. Just. OMIGAWD! He’s Edward! I don’t even know what else to say, I’m dazzled!
    The action scenes!! WOW! Especially the baseball scene! The way Alice pitched! And when Jasper twirled the bat…drooling…swoon! And when Emmett and Edward collided! Ah! Love it! And the nomads! Just awesome!
    Same about the ballet studio! It was all so real! I’m still cringing thinking about when James broke Bella’s leg. Shudder.
    If I went through all the stuff I squealedd and swooned about, this would be an essay. Overall, I LOVED the movie! Everything!
    But I think this movie was made just for the fans, and that’s why it got some negative reviews. But if I can get my grandpa to enjoy the movie, anyone can love it!

    I’ve babbled enough! Love ya guys!
    Ciao bellas! (No reference intended!)

  37. tamala M. says:

    I was really taken aback by the movie, i didn’t have low expectations or anything but i could feel the tension in the theatre(or me and my friends did) My dear friend vowed to kill me if the movie wasnt good(i kinda dragged her to the premiere, she wanted to wait a couple of weeks after it came out…i changed her mind). As soon as the lights dimmed i swear my ears bleed, i had no idea girls(and guys) could be THAT loud, not to mention when edward(ome) walked in the caf! And i did cheer when edward said ‘ferry to VANCOUVER’ (yes we canadians are crazy as you are about twilight mania)

    The movie i think captured the book really well you could feel the passion btwn rob and kris when they kissed, my friend was hyperventilating. The current btwn them was really shocking! i do wish they would add another half an hour for those small but strong intimate scenes btwn edward and bella, but i was breathtaken with what i saw, the way edward looks at bella, how he lingers protectively around her, it was in it’s way perfect. The funny parts ah, i loved them they did add their charm in the movie making it fell like you were there laughing too. The location was one of the best things too at one point i completly forgot i was in the theatre untill i heard the small squeals of my neighboor.The cast is definetly the most crucial part there could not have been a better edward(YAY ROB) and bella, the cullens perfect, ALICE SO PERFECT, jacob mmmm nice…and charlie wow exactly the charlie i imagined. I give the movie 4/5 i do hope they open up their budget for new moon and keep the story as it is keep edward where he should be and jacob too.

    Overall i’m happy with what they put together and cant wait for more, i’m still surpsied.
    p.s. love the podcast

  38. tamala M. says:

    I was really taken aback by the movie, i didn’t have low expectations or anything but i could feel the tension in the theatre(or me and my friends did) My dear friend vowed to kill me if the movie wasnt good(i kinda dragged her to the premiere, she wanted to wait a couple of weeks after it came out…i changed her mind). As soon as the lights dimmed i swear my ears bleed, i had no idea girls(and guys) could be THAT loud, not to mention when edward(ome) walked in the caf! And i did cheer when edward said ‘ferry to VANCOUVER’ (yes we canadians are crazy as you are about twilight mania)

    The movie i think captured the book really well you could feel the passion btwn rob and kris when they kissed, my friend was hyperventilating. The current btwn them was really shocking! i do wish they would add another half an hour for those small but strong intimate scenes btwn edward and bella, but i was breathtaken with what i saw, the way edward looks at bella, how he lingers protectively around her, it was in it’s way perfect. The funny parts ah, i loved them they did add their charm in the movie making it fell like you were there laughing too. The location was one of the best things too at one point i completly forgot i was in the theatre untill i heard the small squeals of my neighboor.The cast is definetly the most crucial part there could not have been a better edward(YAY ROB) and bella, the cullens perfect, ALICE SO PERFECT, jacob mmmm nice…and charlie wow exactly the charlie i imagined. I give the movie 4/5 i do hope they open up their budget for new moon and keep the story as it is keep edward where he should be and jacob too.

    Overall i’m happy with what they put together and cant wait for more(thats why im watching it again), i’m still surpsied.
    p.s. love the podcast

  39. Kass says:

    Ok I loved the movie but here is my list of what went wrong.
    1. Meadow Scene- it was beautiful but it skipped around so much from Edward in the tree to a rock and then on the floor ? One scene would of been good enough
    2. Kristen- She was good on some parts but she she blinked alot and didn’t finish her sentences and I think she needs to beef up the being in awe of Edward more. AND YES SMILE MORE !
    3. Directing- Too many close ups and choppy editing from scene to scene
    4. Script- There were some cheesy lines and I understand because it was in the books but I think they were placed in the wrong place.
    5. Acting- I only noticed it a couple of times with Peter(Carlise) and Alice once. OH YEA PLEASE WORK ON THE GROWLS AND NO CROUCHING !!!
    6. Music- It was perfect in some scenes but when it came to the meadow scene it was too strong and I think they needed to keep it simple and light . ANd too much electric guitar come on this isn’t a Rolling Stones movie.

    OTHER THAN THAT I LOVED THE MOVIE haha I know that was a long list of what I didn’t like but honestly I couldn’t do a list of what I DID LOVE because it would go on and on from the humans were perfect to Edward and Bella moments that made me scream. I think everyone should go into the movie knowing that it is a movie not a perfect adaption of the book !

    THUMBS UP FROM ME :) and I can’t wait to watch it again and again till it leaves theatres which I will be sad but YAY WE GET THE DVD SO people I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

  40. Jacob's Girl says:

    I AM GIVING IT 13 TRILLION STARS!!!! *********************************************************************************************************************************

  41. Jacob's Girl says:

    Oh my goodness! I saw the movie again the other day, and I noticed EMMETT WAS EATING!!!!!! WHAT!?

  42. Cristina says:

    ok so I went to see the movie with my friend and we thought that it could have never have compared to the book………… and guess what WE WERE RIGHT they left out soooooooooooooooo much and none of the cullens were pale BELLA was paler than the CULLENS at first i liked it but then after the adrenaline wore off…….. It wasn’t that good…… I re read all four books this week and there is no was anything could be the same

    despite the fact that it was no good I want to see it again

    WHATS WRONG WITH ME

  43. Rebeca says:

    I give it a ***** a Five!!!! Loved the movie…Crazy about Edward!

  44. Michelle says:

    I LOVED the movie!!! I’d give it 5 *****’s even though it cut out so many scenes, but that’s okay because ALL movies translated from books have to cut out something. Of course the movie pales in comparison to the book, but books are always always always better than movies, at least the the movies based on books. It exceeded my expectations by a lot. :)

    I didn’t really like Rob before I saw this movie, I didn’t think he really fit Edward, but he really is a good actor. I think he did succeed in getting Edward’s character to the screen. Kristen Stewart was a pretty good Bella too. I think the acting was AMAZING overall though, even the minor characters. I would’ve liked to see more of the Cullens though, Alice was brilliant but she only got a couple lines, and I don’t even think Jasper or Emmet got that many lines. Carlisle and Esme were exactly as I pictured. Oh and Michael Welch, and the guy that plays Charlie were OUTSTANDING. XD Charlie and the pepper spray. lol And I loved Mike, he was so funny and he really played the character well. And JACOB was great!!!! I <3 Jacob, he didn’t look like what I pictured in my head when I was reading but it worked for the character. I can’t wait to see more of his character developement in the next movie.

    As for the scenes, I don’t think that the film was really good for people who have not read the books, I went to see it with my friend who hasn’t read any of the books and I had to constantly explain to her what the small movements meant, they were good but not understandable for a person who has no idea what the plot is. Also I think the meadow scene wasn’t good enough, it could’ve been improved, it was a LITTLE awkward and it shouldn’t be. And I’m mad they cut out the biology class scene when they were in the dark watching that movie.

    All in all, I think Summit did a great job picking the cast and doing the film, it couldn’t of been much better, it is really hard to turn such a long book into a good movie and they did a pretty good job. :) This is one of my favorite movies, can’t wait to see New Moon!!!! MORE JACOB!!!! :D

  45. Deja says:

    I used to be a Film/Theatre major (concentrating in Costume Design), so hopefully this isn’t too harsh…
    I saw it again for the 2nd time last night and loved it more than the first time on opening day! At first, the stunt work (primarily the wire work and the speed of the vamps) bothered me, but I had to remember that the film had a very low budget, so they did what they would with what they had. I thought all the actors did an excellent job portraying their characters, and I liked the playfulness between Billy and Charlie – it gives their characters more depth.
    I do have to say that I wasn’t too keen on the camera angles Catherine used, I felt like I couldn’t focus when the camera was swinging and moving so much…but I do understand her desire to make the film ‘intimate’ and using those types of camera angles does accomplish that.
    I really wasn’t a fan of the soundtrack before, but after seeing the film I totally love all the songs! My favorite is Spotlight by Mute Math. I blast it in my car and pretend I’m a Cullen when I’m driving to my 8am class! That being said, Bella’s Lullaby still isn’t my absolute fav, but it works for the movie. Catherine wanted a piece that would be translated into many other instruments and Carter Burwell did a great job.
    The script is so freakin’ close to the book…Melissa did an AWESOME job keeping the integrity of the book. All of my favorite quotes were in the movie….”You are my life now” and “So the lion fell in love with the lamb”…The baseball scene is my absolute favorite! I cracked up when Rosalie said “my monkey man” when Emmett caught the ball after running up the tree…hilarious!
    Ashley Greene is so Alice, it isn’t even funny! Her voice, manerisms, her posture…all ooze Alice!
    Okay…here’s my beef….the vamps makeup. There are some shots where they look really really white and it takes away from the scene, but in other shots it looks perfect – not too much paleness that they look like Casper. Edward’s eyebrows bugged me in the begining of the film…in some of the close-ups…I don’t know…I’m just weird like that! :-) I loved the lipcolor on Bella…I totally have to find it so I can get it. Edwards lips were very nice too….yum yum!

    In all, I give the movie 4.5 out of 5 stars.
    As a film/theatre geek, I would LOVE to see them film New Moon in the spring. I cannot wait till that one comes out!

    I love listening to ya’ll…you always make me laugh!
    P.S. In response to your Premiere podcast – Texans are very polite…I live in Dallas and all my fam in California agree that we’re the nicest ‘folks’ around! :-)

  46. alex tea says:

    okayyy……
    so my first reaction of the film (because i saw it twice=] ):
    was wtf…on some parts. i did not like the meadow scene and i especially did not like the sparkly affect!
    so i was a little disappointed. but everything else was good. i thought it went a little too fast but that is something i can deal with.
    now for the second reaction:
    OME! (if you don’t know that means oh my Edward =] )i actually enjoyed it more the second time around!
    i loved the baseball scene (who didn’t) and i even enjoyed the Cullen house scene!
    and my i add that my boyfriend even liked the film….he is a twi-hard fan and read all the books like me!
    so for this film i heard mix reviews, especially from people who didn’t read the books but it is okay because people are entitled to their own opinions.
    now as for the detailed special effects…….they were not so good. but one must remember that this is a low budget film. a thing that bothered me was that whenever they had a close up on the vampires…you could see their contact lenses line. but everyone has to remember that it is a low budget film. so i have to constantly reminded myself it is a low budget film!
    i just pray that the next film will be better and have a bigger budget because they really have no choice. there is a lot of special effects in the next book.
    To answer Gina’s question:
    it is a fad to not a have a license plate on the car, and instead we put in on the dashboard so the cop can see it though the windshield. =]
    i live in California and you see that a lot out here!
    love the podcast!

  47. alex tea says:

    oh crap! i didnt answer the second question!
    i give it 4 *’s
    ****!
    YEAH!

  48. Teresa says:

    I thought the movie was perfect! The characters were all just right. It was a very well thought out production. I have heard alot of people complain that the movie left alot of stuff that was in the book out. If they put every thought that Bella, Edward or any other character had in the movie it would have been a 6 hour movie. If a person would have seen the movie before reading the book I think they would not be so critical about it. Everything in the movie was perfect! It really pulled you in. You felt the way they did. I have not one complaint about the movie. Very satisfied! It is pure torture that Edward is a Fictional character! I think that is why the women and girls want him so bad. You always want what you cant have!

  49. Teresa says:

    Ops! sorry I give the movie a rating of 5*’s!

    500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.*’s

  50. Julia says:

    I just saw the movie and WOW. I would give it 4 stars, because I loved it and it was great, but it wasn’t as great as it could have been.
    Good points:
    -Rob and Kristen’s acting,and, well, really the acting in general. It was fantastic, pretty much all the way through.
    -The baseball scene. SO COOL!
    -The “everything about me invites you in” bit. Rob’s acting was just… I don’t know. I loved it. It was intense!
    -And also Rob’s acting after the Guys in Port Angeles. You know, where he’s all worked up? That was pretty good too.
    -The music. AWESOME! Exept that Decode wasn’t in the movie and there was one part that was a little “Harry Potter”-ish.
    -ALMOST everything else.
    Bad points:
    -The stuff they cut out. Yes, I understand some of it was necessary but some of the stuff they cut was vital! Like, you never find out what Jasper’s power is for one. And EdwardandBella never say “I LOVE YOU”!
    -The rushed-ness. Some stuff was random, and there wasn’t really and build up to Edward and Bella’s romance, which is essentially what Twilight is about. It was kinda like, “I HATE you, but now I’m very interested in you, but we can’t be friends anyway, partly because I’m SO in love with you!” Whoa.
    But overall, I loved it! totally awesome and pretty true to the book. Yes, there were some minor annoyances but it wouldn’t really be a movie without them.

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