Yes, you're right about that! Anthony Hopkins was so good as Hannibal Lector, so hair-raisingly creepy, that I never wanted to see another movie with Hannibal again! Well, that's not to say that the Volturi should be so creepy that they scare everyone away...but you understand the theory here. To me the Volturi were so menacing not because of what they did, but because of what we thought they could do. And that came across really well in the books. I just hope it plays out that way in the films, and that they don't make everything a display of physical power. Especially Aro and Jane. Jane is so deadly because she doesn't have to touch someone to hurt them. Aro is, to me, the quintessential vampire - the vampire's vampire, so to speak. Actually I have high hopes for Aro, since he's being played by Michael Sheen, a fantastic actor.spicey16 wrote:all this psychological talk makes me think of hannibel lector *sp? in silence of the lambs. in the movies you know the terrible things he has done but he never actually does anything (at first anyway) but speak in twisted riddles and it still makes your hair stand on end!!AliceFan wrote:I'm right there with you, Ringswraith. It's so unfortunate that these days scriptwriters and movie makers don't know how to convey excitement and tension if it's of a psychological nature rather than a physical one. Seems like the only way they know how to portray conflict is through physical confrontations, which is a very base, crude way of telling a story. I'm thinking particularly of Breaking Dawn, where so much was said in what was NOT said. And as far as Jane beating up Edward goes...yuk! That's a prime example of what I'm talking about!ringswraith wrote:Well they've mentioned that Edward supposedly gets beaten up more than once in this film. At least one of those times is supposed to be by Jane.
Which makes me worry about Breaking Dawn, if that ever comes to film. The big confrontation at the end worked specifically because you thought a fight would break out, and it didn't.
They should have kept the fighting in Eclipse. At least there, it's reasonable.
When it comes to portraying psychological and implied power, conflict, tension, etc., it depends so much on the scriptwriting and the actors' abilities to convey a lot just by looks or by their movement, the way they stand, their body language, their facial expressions. It would certainly be a challenge to everyone involved. It's an easy way out to just make it a physical thing. Okay I'm rambling now. Off I go then.