Thursday, December 25, 2008


OK. Fine. I went and saw the movie.
But not because it was the trendy thing to do. Maybe I need to get over myself, but I really hate doing things that are the current fad. What can I say, it's a personal flaw and I'm working on it.
Meh, it was alright.
Whoever was in charge of makeup was an idiot.
The script did a reasonably well job of telling the book's story in the allotted time frame.
Overall I'm OK with the casting, although when they announced who they had picked I thought they had gotten it all wrong. I liked Charlie.
I now have to go back and read the book to see if it was soo over-the-top-puke-on-the-floor sappy. But hey, I'll be the first to admit the girly, emotional section of my brain is severely and irrevocably deformed.
I'll go and see the rest of the films they make.


Sharee said...

I haven't seen it yet, although I have read the books. I am hoping and praying it is not over-the-top-puke-on-the-floor sappy - was it? I sure hope not. I am kind of dreading it actually.

Carmen said...

The sappy lines were all direct quotes from the book, so if you could handle that you'll be alright. What makes it seem more sappy than the books is the fact that you cannot hear all of the funny, self-depreciating, in-Bella-head commentary (they did do some)...which is what balanced out the book for me. In all fairness they just couldn't and try to keep the movie to a reasonable time. I'm probably being a little harsh, and hey, I am going to go see any more of the sequel movies they make.

Curt Hostetler said...

Yes, Sharee, it was that sappy. It could have been worse. My only complaint was that the story didn't flow very well. It's hard to explain, but I think you'll know what I mean if you see the movie. I felt that if I hadn't read the book, I wouldn't have liked the movie because without the book's additional commentary to add detail, there really wasn't that much in the movie to explain what was going on.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I have to agree that the makeup was horrible!! So fakey looking. I thought the movie could've been a lot better, but it was entertaining enough, I guess.

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