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Post by Leyland » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 2:30 am

I went to see a 2pm matinee showing today before the teen horde descended on the theatre after school. I really enjoyed this movie - and believe that the adaptation kept very closely to the book's storyline. If you loved the book - you gotta see the movie then.

I won't say much about the casting other than I wasn't disappointed or impressed, just kinda neutral on it. Carlyle Cullen as played by Peter Facinelli was my favorite, and Kristen Stewart was a fairly decent Bella. Edward was impossible to cast, I think, because how can any human actor really 'do' Edward. The rest of the Cullens took a backseat more or less, so I'm hoping the next movie features them a bit more.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 2:41 am

Didn't see the movie, but I earned mother points by driving my daughter and a duo of friends to the theater (I think they all bought their tickets a month in advance).
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Post by Divia » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 4:39 am

Some of the teachers took their daughters to the midnight showing and they enjoyed it. I ehard it made 7 million. People are saying "this is a teen chick movie." Frankly I say who cares! We have guy movies and comic book nerd movies (i'm a comic book freak so I can say that!) and slasher pics so why should Twilight be abused so?
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Post by LCW » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 4:33 pm

My sister went with her friends to see the movie and she called me raving about it! She wants me to hurry up and read the book then go see the movie with her so she can see it again, lol!
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Post by Madeleine » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 8:46 pm

I'm debating whether to read these books, are they too "teen-orientated" do you think? I don't think the film is out in the UK til nearer Xmas. I hear that Robert Pattinson is quite the heart-throb in the US, I remember him from HP and the Goblet of Fire, and he is very handsome! (if a bit young for me LOL).

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Post by xiaotien » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 5:21 am

it was entertaining.
a bit too many close ups and
some cheesy music / moments.

i don't think it did the bella / edward
dynamic true justice. the book was much
more compelling, imo.
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Post by MrsMorland » Mon November 24th, 2008, 10:31 pm

I loved the book, all 4 of them actually. I was very dissapointed with the movie. Casting was pretty good, except for Bella. she was possibly the worst actress I've seen in a long while. The movie did deviate from the book a little too much for me also, but some scenes were just right.
The special effects were incredible cheesy, but I'm sure they will have a much bigger budget for the next one and it will be much better.
Once again, the books are waaaay better than the movie!

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Post by diamondlil » Thu November 27th, 2008, 9:33 am

From Stephenie Meyer's website:


Los Angeles, CA November 22, 2008 — Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio is officially moving forward with the production of NEW MOON, the second installment of its filmed franchise TWILIGHT, the action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie will be based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series titled, New Moon. The first movie in the TWILIGHT franchise, the self-titled TWILIGHT, arrived in theaters this weekend to sold-out showings.

Stephenie Meyer stated, “I don’t think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I’m thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on NEW MOON.”

Starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, TWILIGHT tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. Their unorthodox romance puts her in physical danger when Edward’s nemesis comes to town and sets his sights on Bella.
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