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22 November 2008 @ 12:44 pm
I got a new computer....and I was pleasantly surprised by Twilight...  
I gotta say, I went into Twilight with quite low expectations. I had seen almost all of the Twilight trailers, clips, TV spots, etc. and quite frankly, I thought it looked corny. I was prepared to go see some two-hour cheesefest and....

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it yesterday.

So, first off, Robert Pattinson was really hot as Edward. That was obligatory. I mean, I thought he was hot in Harry Potter, but this was pretty much a showcase for his hotness (just as Twilight is for Edward). The paleness of his face really bothered me, even though I know that vampires are supposed to be pale. And DAMN, I LOVE THAT PEACOAT.

Kristen Stewart is super pretty. I am really envious of her hair.
Oh, and I thought that really the most cheesy part of the movie was James. He was really annoying. And when he broke Bella's leg, jeez...It pained me to watch that, literally.

But yeah, overall it was surprisingly good.
Oh, and Jacob looked pretty hot in that last scene. I almost forgot how much I despise his hair and whoever styled it that way.

Actually, look at this list. I agreed with almost everything on it.
28 Reasons Twilight the Movie is Better Than TwiFail the Book from New York Magazine
1. First of all, the demands of compressing a 500-page book into a two-hour movie mean that most of the boring scenes of Edward brooding about stuff have been cut. In fact, for the entire middle third of the movie, Edward seems happy most of the time, which Robert Pattinson frankly plays a lot better than he does the dark, serious looks.
2. The movie adds an amazing sequence in which Edward takes Bella to the top of an enormous tree for a view of the mountains and river below. It actually totally rules.
3. In the movie, vampires make an unnecessary but awesome whooshing sound when they jump around.
4. Bella's new friends in Forks have been given the Catherine Hardwicke treatment: They're cooler, funnier, more multicultural, and way more interesting than they are in the book, where they're mostly there to serve as distractions that Bella ignores on her way to Edward. For instance, Eric -- described in the book as "a gangly boy with skin problems" who's "the overly-helpful chess-club type" -- turns into a hip, attractive Gaysian. And when everyone goes to the beach, they don't just take boring walks to the tide pools; they go surfing!
5. Who knew Charlie's mustache was so awesome?
6. At the movie, you get to hear teenage girls shrieking, "I love you, Edward!!!" before the opening credits even begin.
7. We predict at least one actual Team Edward vs. Team Jacob riot in a movie theater somewhere in America; the rivalry gets much more visceral with audience members cheering the arrival of their heroes.
8. While the baseball scene can't completely avoid seeming like the campy miscalculation it is, we love that the vampires wear old-timey baseball uniforms.
9. There are jokes! Like, people tell jokes! Instead of just glumly or romantically talking about things! Bella and Edward even tell jokes to each other!
10. We guess because the movie was made by non-Mormons, there's a joke about Speedo-stuffing! And two jokes about boobs.
11. For no apparent reason, the alluring young waitress who can't stop flirting with Edward in Port Angeles has been transformed into a weird hipster chick with a hilarious bouffant.
12. When Edward explains to Bella that he can read thoughts, he points around the restaurant and tells her what everyone's thinking about: "Money ... sex ... sex ... money ... cat."
13. In a touching ode to primitive research technology, Bella actually reads a little bit about vampires in a book! Before going straight to Google.
14. Unlike in Twilight the book, in which Edward's afraid to even describe a hunt, we actually get to see Edward chase down a deer in the movie.
15. When Bella visits Edward's family, they charmingly attempt to cook her a meal. "We finally get to use the kitchen!" Dr. Cullen says.
16. The wall of the Cullens' house features a cute mural made up of dozens of the vampires' high-school graduation caps.
17. Due to Edward's chastity, at every point in the movie where you're expecting a sex scene, the filmmakers are forced to show long sequences of Edward and Bella lying down and staring soulfully at each other. They're even shot just like sex scenes! It's impossible to explain just how funny this is onscreen.
18. It really drives home the book's overarching message of the dangers of female sexuality when we actually see flushed temptress Bella, late at night in her bedroom, forcing herself upon Edward and the poor innocent vampire flinging himself against a wall to keep himself in check.
19. When Bella's mom hears that her daughter has a boyfriend, she demands, "Are you being safe?" We foresee a whole new tie-in line of armor-plated Twilight condoms!
20. At no point in the movie does this scene occur. (Referencing the "YOU MADE ME FAINT!" scene).
21. Also, this scene was cut, thank God. (Referencing the "You're intoxicated by my very presence" crazy).
22.In general, we're just so relieved that the movie did away with most of the 1,000 scenes in which basically this exact thing happens:
Bella: Don't go!
Edward: I should go, but I can't.
Bella: I am happy!
Edward: You're an idiot for being happy.
Bella: You are still totally gorgeous OMG OMG.
23. The other vampires - Laurent, Victoria, and James - don't just appear out of nowhere on page 375 because Stephenie Meyer belatedly realized something needed to happen. They make appearances throughout the movie, hunting and killing humans, which gives the movie not only little bursts of much-needed action but at least a game attempt at some suspense.
24. There's an actual fight scene between Edward and James, instead of Bella just passing out and getting told about it later. Mostly it's just them throwing each other through windows and crap, but in a story that's totally starved for action it's nice that they tried.
25. The movie answers in seconds a burning question the book never bothered to address: Do vampires in Twilight have reflections? Spoiler: Yes, they do!
26. Uh, Alice jumps onto James and TOTALLY BREAKS HIS NECK!
27. Movie prom is set in a gorgeous, opulent building with a twinkling gazebo for Edward and Bella's final dance! Book prom takes place in the gym.
28. "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb," Bella says. In the book, you just roll your eyes. In the movie theater, everyone cheers wildly.

Here's the source. There are some really funny pictures.
ROFL. I love the list. :D

Oh, and I was pained by Stephenie Meyers' cameo in the movie.
The end.

OH YEAH. And I got a NEW COMPUTER. It's pretty sexy. It's a shiny, sleek Dell. And I got a nice big monitor too. 22 inches. Unfortunately, all of the money for this came out of my pocket. Alas...At least I have Vista and my internet works, unlike on my previous 7-year old computer.

This is similar to what my monitor and computer look like. Although, the computer is a bit cooler.

P.S. Apparently Pushing Daisies has been canceled...I'm really upset. :(
tunage : MGMT - Electric Feel
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Miriampa_0205 on November 22nd, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
You're quite welcome! :D
And I love your icon so much btw. Quantum of Solace lacked Eva Green...That was its problem. :)
Ericagilraenia on November 22nd, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
yay!newcompy :D

I probably spoiled myself by reading that list, but it made me giggle! HAHA! :D xD

7. We predict at least one actual Team Edward vs. Team Jacob riot in a movie theater somewhere in America; the rivalry gets much more visceral with audience members cheering the arrival of their heroes.

hahahahaha! love it!
* Jessica *echolittle on November 23rd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh wow that list was funny, in both ways. Seeing as I dispised the movie I can see what good points there were though. Here let me go completely in detail about some things if you dont mind- lol... I have no one to really get into this series with!

Like number 6, ummm my theatre had some guy yelling "GET SOME BELLA!" every time she looked at Edward in "that way"- totally made it great! lol. There were also alot of Jacob fans, which made me happy. Number 15 was cute! I was very pleased with how Esma was so energetic and warm. 16 was adorable and very neat I admit!! Ek and number 27! BEST SCENE!!!!!! So beautiful!! Much better than the book's description! And yeah CAtherine Hardwicke's indie style of shooting was a good spin on such a pop culture series. She gave alittle more humor to the characters on screen then Stephanie Meyer did with her rather simple characters on the pages. And thank god they got Bella's casting right!! Her hair makes me want to pull mine out...

BUT- I am very mad about number 23- I mean it was way more intimate in the book to have James be after Bella full on, rather than just have him be the adverage hunting machine vampire baddie. kill, kill, kill, hunt, kill. It gets dull. Not that I like James at all though ek. Same goes for number 24. Disagree mostly for the fact that I hate reading fight scenes in a book which consists of a love and internal struggle... plus it came off as a guy magnet in the movie- didn't work right.

All in all, I would see the movie again. But I would read the book fifteen billion times more. I hope if they contiune they fix poor Jacob's hair and lighten his teeth a tad, get that silly Robert Pattinson some more classes on how to be silent and NOT creepy, and focus on what made the books- the undieing pain involved with romance.

I'm done now... I swear! hehe.

this scar is a fleck on my porcelain skinjaneiphur on November 30th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
I was soooo mad/sad when I found out Pushing Daisies was cancelled too. I love that show, I will never stop watching it.

That list is amazing, I don't like the books, and if might sound weird, but I'm not going to see the movie, at least in the theatres cause there is this huge hype about which is going to do better Harry Potter or Twilight. Annnd I don't want to support Twilight, therefore I'll only go see Harry Potter xD

I'm lame, I know xD.