Nov 27, 2008

Twilight Movie Review!


I am not disappointed after all!!! WEE~~!
No spoilers ahead.. no worries.


Ok.. good points first :
1. Cinematography
The cinematography is amazing, every shot is meticulously painted with beauty. The simulated fog, the mood, the atmosphere.. it really pulls the movie out of the Harry Potter jinxed book-to-movie failures genre. So no worries for those who are expecting a half assed book turned into a lousy movie.. it is definitely NOT.
The lighting is amazing, I love the film filters as well.. greenish blue which sets the rainy mood of Forks.
The baseball scene and the scene where James walks in with the trio is spectacular. epic and breathtaking. Great camera angles.

2. Directing
Catherine Hardwicke does not disappoint. I caught one of her movies before when I was in an Evan Rachel Wood craze, Thirteen. Nikki Reed is also in it(Rosalie in Twilight). Her style of directing is very real.. keeping a thin line stretched between dramatic performance and real-life non acting.
She managed to save alot of bad points in the movie (will be mentioned later)

3. Acting + Chemistry
The acting is great. not amazing. but great for 2 very young actors. or . more than 2.
The chemistry is definitely there. Kristen Stewart pulled her character better off than Robert Pattinson did. but he is oh. so. delicious.
cold sashimi.
Oh. did i mention that Stephanie Meyer makes a cameo in one of the scenes?

4. Soundtrack
The wide variety of music really sets the mood. Some of it is from Stephanie Meyer's personal Twilight soundtrack collection as well!
I am so buying the soundtrack. Debussy Clair de Lune here I come.

Bad Points ahead :
1. Awkward Editing at times
Every scene in the forest is awkward... you feel so awkward you wanna turn away from the screen. Everything seems so staged despite the great acting. Not the baseball scene though.
But all the love scenes in the forest makes you cringe closer to your seat and makes you wish you didn't drag your boyfriend to the cinema.

2. Bad Action Choreography
The fast running, climbing.. is bad. bad bad.
Though the last climax scene was saved by the cinematography.
and the non-existent fangs don't help.
They need better choreography for future movies.

3. Makeup
Not that I am being impossible, but the vampires sorta looked... too corpse? They should have go easy on the white powder there. but other than that, they look completely gorgeous.


I am satisfied.
Will be able to sleep tonight.

Oh, here is a goodie for yall..
Download the Twilight Movie Soundtrack (OST) for free here!
(GET THE ORIGINAL IF YOU LIKE IT!)

Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole"
Paramore - "Decode"
The Black Ghosts - "Full Moon"
Linkin Park - "Leave Out All the Rest"
MuteMath - "Spotlight" ("Twilight" mix)
Perry Farrell - "Going All the Way (Into the Twilight)"
Collective Soul - "Tremble for My Beloved"
Paramore - "I Caught Myself "
Blue Foundation - "Eyes on Fire"
Rob Pattinson - "Never Think"
Iron & Wine - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Carter Burwell - "Bella's Lullaby"