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Dude, Twilight? Really? 
22nd-Dec-2008 12:10 am
Oh really?
Just went to see Twilight with Bethan. It was unbelievably shit. Pretty much Titanic but with vampires instead of icebergs. Or The Notebook with vampires instead of, uh, chemistry. Somehow they managed to make vampires about as sexy or as scary or as interesting as a fucking golden onion. And Bella is such a Mary Sue... A new girl in town who literally ALL the boys we see become instantly infatuated with? Seriously? Also, the vampires in this closely resemble My Little Ponys. They glitter in the sunlight? All the stuff that I found interesting, like the back stories to the other vampires (especially Rosalie and Carlisle) and Bella's relationship with her dad, is completely ignored in favour of scenes of the two protagonists staring at each other in a way that strongly suggested they needed a big shit, whilst they rambled on about never leaving each other, ever, despite having been together for all of five minutes.

Bollocks. I suspect the books are better but after that monstrosity I really don't want to try them.

Anyway, I may review this properly at some point. Or I may not.

I also saw Inkheart recently, and that too was utter bollocks (although better than Twishit). It was saved for me, however, by Paul Bettany's incredible hotness, and the fact that he was in it LOADS and sometimes with his SHIRT OFF JUGGLING FIRE. That man is extremely sexy. And he had a ferret. Considering I've watched Wimbledon hundreds of times for Mr Bettany and endured Kirsten Dunst, I could easily sit through some terrible plotting and Brendan Fraser on autopilot for the sake of some shirtlessness. Thoroughly recommended to all fellow Bettanyphiles. Everyone else? Maybe Changeling is good. I hear it's good.
22nd-Dec-2008 07:10 am (UTC)
cool, so that's a no to twilight and a yes to inkheart then. i'm glad that's all sorted out now ^_^

i need to see Inkheart just because it's got LOADS of actors i love in it ^_^ was watching King Kong last night, but i only got about halfway through before i needed to go to bed...
22nd-Dec-2008 09:39 am (UTC)
Have just finished reading the Twilight saga, and Bella is even more of a Mary Sue in the books. In fact, the film made me hate her a lot less than I did. That's pretty bad isn't it? And the really bad thing? She becomes even more of a Mary Sue as the saga progresses.

In fact, the only character I liked in the whole series was Jacob Black. He was pretty cool. The rest were too extreme in their personalities.

I bet Stephenie Meyer reads fan fic for inspiration.
23rd-Dec-2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Having read the first 20 pages or so of one of the books I was fairly certain the movie was going to be appalling. As such I rather liked it. Yes it was terribly soppy, but their unexpected and inexplicable eternal love was no less unbelievable than Romeo and Juliet and everyone lets Shakespeare get away with that and I've felt that way myself about persons practically unknown so I can't exactly call it a plot flaw. I thought there was a lot of good stuff in the film - the relationship with the father, the visual style of the film (aside from the dodgy cgi on the vampire's movements), the native indian stuff, I really liked the way the final battle sequence was shot. And vampire films are kind of supposed to be hokey - vampires are a teenage girls wet dream, they are intrinsically over blown and reminiscent of every adults embarrassing teenage Anne Rice phase. The teenagers sitting next to me were in paroxysms of hormonal adoration through the whole thing. I nearly had to ice them down.
23rd-Dec-2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
I am assurred that no, the books are worse. Like, significantly worse. Personally, I am just hiding from the whole thing, heh.

I totally want to see Inkheart for the Bettany, omg. Even if the previews did look a bit bad, if he's in it a lot then I am going to see it!
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