I wasn’t disappointed in Twilight, it proved out to be exactly what I had dreaded (i.e. very bad). I’m rather sure I can still read the book with much joy and delight though, despite this peculiar film.
Ah, where to begin. The casting perhaps which for me was totally off. Kristen Stewart, who played Bella wasn’t much of an actor actually, I thought her acting was rather awkward and forced most of the time (but perhaps that will change once she gets more experience and gets older and stuff). Edward Cullen then… Robert Pattinson. Who is he anyway? I don’t think I could give you a coherent image of the Edward Cullen I had pictured in my head while reading the book(s) but I can tell you he’s nothing like this film-Edward. From the first pictures I saw of this film and its main actors, I knew I wouldn’t like them, but it’s nothing personal. They’re just so different from what I had imagined Bella and Edward to be, for instance. I was very fond of Carlisle though, he was beautiful. ♥
What ticked me even more however, was the awkwardness of the script and the way how so many important things were left unexplained. Surely one can watch Twilight without having read the book but at times it felt too many shortcuts were taken. I didn’t see a true connection between Bella and Edward either, which in the book is the most essential thing, the core of the story itself. If they did bond in the most deepest way, it wasn’t shown in the film, which is a real shame, because their story is a beautiful one (even though a bit too, how should I put it, sappy and perfect perhaps).
I don’t know, I had so many things to say while I was watching this, but now I can’t remember anything. All I can think of is Kristen Stewart’s bad acting and all that lip-biting, at times it almost drove me crazy, and where was all Bella’s notorious clumsiness? If Edward had climbed into a tree with Bella in the book, I’m sure she would have fallen off, it was actually rather hilarious to think about that while watching the tree-climbing scene. :D
All in all, I wouldn’t recommend watching this, especially if you have read the book and felt (too) passionate about it – you’ll only get disappointed. As for others – go ahead if you feel like it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. The only reason I watched this (even though I knew I wouldn’t like it) was because I’m too curious for my own good and I like to prove myself right. And behold, so I was! :P