After reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, I was excited in seeing the movie adaptation of the first book on the big screen. I remember when Im reading twilight, the scenes keep running in my imagination as if Im seeing it visually. Until last Friday night when my sister Rica asked me to join her for a movie at Megamall. I don’t know if reading the book first is an advantage or disadvantage for me in watching this movie, but somehow it affect my judgment to the movie. I’m not a book purist, but I think that the movie adaptation of the twilight is a bit inferior to the book. They did capture most of the key points of the story, but it seemed like they missed every other fun detail of it.
The casting is not great as I expected, with the exception of a broad-planed, lovely face with the name of Edward Cullen. The movie has so much potential but somehow it lacks of something. The makeup is also horrible, it looks so fake. Edward has too much lipstick and the color of his face is different from his neck and arms. (Haven’t the makeup artists ever heard of blending?) Jacob Black has hair extensions that look like ropes, and his nose… (omg!!!) I don’t know if it’s really that hard to project those vampires’ looks as what the book describes but It should not be that exaggerated. There are some bad special effects too. Good thing about the movie is the onscreen chemistry between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. And the unexpected added funny scenes like when the Cullens learn to cook from a TV show. Some of the cinematography is good too.
For those who have read the books, you might be a bit disappointed as I was. So better don’t expect a lot in seeing the adaptation. And If you can, I do suggest you watch the film with no comparison in mind. It will work better (I guess!). For those who haven’t read the book maybe you’ll love it like my sister do. It maybe a little hard to follow if you don’t know anything about the florid saga, since most of the scene are fast facing. Though as expected movies are fast facing than books. After all they need to show the whole story in just 2 hours or so.