It's such a shame, really. I was so excited to see this movie. I waited until my mom could see it with me, got a sitter and made an evening out of it. What a letdown!! Towards the end, I couldn't wait for it to be over. Here are my thoughts on what was wrong with this movie.
First of all, the dialog was SO SLOW! It was like a week in between each sentence. Grrrr! Very frustrating! Just say it already!
The supporting cast was ridiculous! It was like all of the high school kids were casted from a bad reality show. No one could carry a scene and I hated every moment Bella interacted with them.
I know everyone who read the books had ideas as to what the characters should look like, but did they have to be so effeminate? That Eric guy was as gay as the day is long and isn't he supposed to be Angela's boyfriend? And Carlisle looked like Noah Wiley with too much powder puff on. I laughed out loud when I saw him. I couldn't help it because of how ridiculous he looked. And Jasper was in a constant state of constipation, or whatever that facial expression was. I know the actor was supposed to be playing 'troubled' but did he even think to check a mirror when he was practicing his 'look.' Oh well, lame, bleh, whatever!
And I guess they blew all of the special effects money on the last fight scene because when it came to the climactic moment of when Edward walked out in the sunlight I was so disappointed! If I had not read the books, I wouldn't know what to look for. He looked exactly the same except for some body glitter. I mean really, if that's all that sunlight did, why hang out in Forks? Go to Miami or San Francisco and live it up where men's body glitter is a common accessory. Booo!
I guess that's all the gripe I can come up with. I was so let down and I'm seriously considering not seeing the sequels, which is a shame because I loved the books so much.
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