11.24.2008

V..A..G..U..E.....VAGUE


On Friday, November 21st I was able to go to Twilight with Britt, Rochelle, Jordan, Salena, & Rochelle's Mom (sorry Mom, your name has escaped me). We decided to see the 9:30 movie. We met each other in Gunnison at 9:00 & there was already a giant line outside the theatre & the foyer was jam packed. Needless to say, we were some of the fortunate ones who were able to wait OUTSIDE in the chilly, cold weather. I really don't think any of us cared much because we were all so excited to be there. Before I left, I told Braydan that I hadn't been this excited about something so silly in a very, very long time. I compared it to that feeling I used to get when Braydan & I were first dating. You know what I'm talking about, that can't wipe the huge grin off your face, heart pumping, on the brink of laughter at any given second, happy feeling. That is exactly how I felt (ridiculous, I know). I really kept thinking, "It's just a movie Mist, stop it." The wait was finally over & they started letting us OUTSIDERS in, yay!!! Of course we rushed in & found us some pretty decent seats in the the center rows, about 3/4 of the way back. When the movie started everyone cheered, literally. It was so fun! Then it started. I loved it...at first. But as the movie progressed I just kept thinking, "Where are all the details? What about the love story?" The disappointment was beginning to settle in but then I immediately thought, "The movie is NEVER as good as the book silly!" That is sooooo true. After that, I began to love it again.
So my final analysis is this...
a) I really liked the movie.
b) The characters did an awesome job.
c) I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked Edward. All along, I've thought he needed to be much more (for lack of a better word) beautiful.
d) For a low budget film, I thought they did a great job. I LOVED the landscapes, gorgeous!!!
but...
e) It was sssooooooooo VAGUE (again, for lack of a better word)!!!
I guess I was longing for that intensity that is found in the books. Oh well, I still loved it! I know I will own it & watch it many more times.

9 comments:

Dawn Rae said...

What a good review. I agree with you it was kind of vague. If you hadn't read the book, you probably would have been very confused, but for those of us that did, it was a good companion. I felt as giddy as you about the whole experience. Watching Edward will always be fun :)

K'Brina said...

I don't know how much longer I can wait to see it. Everyone I have talked to either loved it or hated it. Good review. And I know exactly what you mean about being so excited about something. That is how I am feeling about my camera right now. I almost feel crazy thinking about it!

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Linda said...

Hi Misty-
I went and saw it in Ephraim on Saturday with my mom and some friends. I felt the same way as you about the details...they were just missing. However, I really loved, LOVED, the movie and thought it was well done and the scenery was beautiful. I also thought Edward was quite attractive, which was a suprise, because the pictures of him in the previews I did not care for. I really want to see it again, SOON!

Megan said...

I agree totally with you! Anyone who hadn't read the books would have been totally un-impressed. The Edward in my head was SO much hotter! ;) I was a little disappointed, but after an amazing book like Twilight, I don't think any film could even measure up! thanks for sharing your thoughts!!!

Jeannie said...

I agree I loved it, but i am afraid if i hadn't read the book i wouldn't have caught on. Its ok to be a giddy girl I, with some friends waited in line for the midnight showing they got in line at 10 am but we didn't get there until 6 pm so that wasn't that bad.. But it was fun

Heather said...

I'm debating on whether or not I want to see the movie. I usually don't like the films after I have read the books. You are right in that they just can't capture the intensity and all of the details of the book. Most people that I talk to really did like it. So, we will see.

Tiffany said...

I missed that intense feeling you were talking about too, but I LOVED the movie!!!!!! Edward was lacking his "beauty"

Hone Family said...

I felt ths same way as you did about it. I have wondered if it might be better to watch the movie then read the book to get more details that way when you watch the movie you don't know what details you are missing. I have talked to people who have watched the movie and not read the book and they LOVE it and now want to read the book maybe that is the way to go?? But, I am GLAD I have read the books and I am like you will own the movie and watch it several more times... I also can't wait till the other 3 movies come out!!