November 27, 2008
November 22, 2008
Overall...I liked it. The movie did a good job in following the book. I was disappointed with the casting and acting. Low budget films are never the best but hopefully with the money made from this one the next 3 will be better. With this said...it's probably kind of hard to play 'fantasy roles'.
Cast...Bella was good, I thought. I really liked the simplicity of her character. Edward was still yuk! Alice was okay. Jasper...looked like a deer in headlights and Kendra said, 'He looks like Edward Scissor Hands.' Oh I LOL! The vampire family as a whole was disappointing. Too pale, too ordinary. Nothing striking like some actors and actresses. I did like Charlie. He was casted very well. Jacob...have you ever seen 'Shark Boy and Lava Girl'? Hello Shark Boy! When I first saw him all I could picture was a character with spiky hair and a mouth full of razor sharp teeth. I had to laugh. I will be interested to see how they morf him into a werewolf. Oh and who's the oldest werewolf...I can't remember his name right now but in the book, if I remember correctly...he was buff. Sam. In the movie he was the exact opposite. I pictured him much differently and was a little disappointed with him. He didn't strike me as a leader.
Moving on...acting and special effects. Oh my.
Likes:The first kiss was done really well. In fact all their intimate moments were done rather nicely. They made me feel like they were really in love and couldn't be without the other. The attraction on screen was done very well. I call it the Lust Factor.
The running scenes...baseball scene. I really liked these. I liked seeing that the women had just as much power and the men. Crackling fly balls, thunderous collisions...very well done.
Bella's narration. This was a good touch. A majority of the book was in her head. So I thought this was good.
High School scenes were done well.
Bella's house was better than I had pictured in my head. I was pleasantly surprised. And I loved all the green. Green grass, green trees, green fern plants, green moss.
I thought it was cool that the Edward's character actually wrote the piano piece he played in the movie. That was a nice touch.
November 18, 2008
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November 10, 2008
I really take him for granted and yesterday while he was busy doing so many of the things I usually do...tears came to my eyes and my heart tingled with joy for how much I love him. He does so much good for our family. He loves to play and wrestle with the kids and he has such a tender place in his heart for each of us. I am so blessed to have him in my life. So yesterday in the midst of craziness, I thanked my Heavenly Father for sending him to me.
November 08, 2008
I just want a NICE family picture. This is the only time I ask for one. Some families get a family picture every couple of months. I am totally jealous of those families. Why can't everyone just be HAPPY to take family pictures? What is the big deal? Frustrated...a bit angry...and tired! Lynette, I need you.