Was able to finally watch Twilight in the cinema last saturday. Watched it with bong and kara. like any other fan who watched the movie after reading the book, i was disappointed. I just didn’t think the reel version of Edward (Robert Pattinson who also played Cedric Diggory in those HP movies) and Bella (Kristen Stewart who was also in the movie Zathura) had enough chemistry, if any. Plus, in the book, the vampires were all described as supermega beautiful people. To say that the actors who portrayed the characters in the movie version fell below my expectations is a big understatement.
I was also very disappointed with the scene depicting the “hunt”. It didn’t feel scary at all. I remember reading that particular chapter last Friday while waiting for bong to come home after their christmas party, and i really felt how real it was. Like I wouldn’t be able to get out of the room because anytime i do, the evil vampire James would appear in front of me to kill me (ha! move over, Bella!) I know it was silly. And what was sillier was fearing for Bong’s life because that vampire might just be roaming the streets and he might find Bong, and who knows what he’d do with him? (now, that is really silly!) But what i am talking about is, no matter how juvenile the story is, for that moment, it was suddenly all so real to me. Sadly though, it was not like that in the movie. oh well.
Then again, that’s how novels-turned-movies are. They’re almost always a disappointment. why i still watch them sometimes perplexes me. am i just a masochist or am i just getting older? whatever. in the meantime, i hope to finish the rest of the books, no matter how juvenile they may be. My friend Vien said in one of her blog entries that it’s like our fave high school books Sweet Dreams with that vampy twist.that’s ok i guess. everybody loves to reminisce sometimes anyway. and if that reminiscing would include a handsome almost-godlike vampire named Edward Cullen, i’d say, bring it on!
P.S. I wonder how Inkheart, The Hobbit and even Angels and Demons would turn out? And i wonder why no producer would gamble on Steve Berry’s books? hmmm…