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Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:33 pm
by ringswraith
Agree to disagree, it shall be. :)

Myself, I saw the movie first, then read the novel. Then I watched the movie again. And while I did like some extra scenes that weren't in the novel (the Cullens cooking lunch, the framed graduation caps), overall I felt like it was a rushed version of the novel- almost like watching the Cliff's notes version of it. I couldn't make the leap from "this guy has problems" to "this guy just admitted he wanted to eat me but that's okay (in a singsong voice)" and it required reading the novel to understand it.

That being said, I'm kind of glad that the movie pushed me into reading the novels. :) I'm wondering if it did the same for others.

Now, back on topic...

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:43 pm
by swedishskinjer
ringswraith wrote:Agree to disagree, it shall be. :)

Myself, I saw the movie first, then read the novel. Then I watched the movie again. And while I did like some extra scenes that weren't in the novel (the Cullens cooking lunch, the framed graduation caps), overall I felt like it was a rushed version of the novel- almost like watching the Cliff's notes version of it. I couldn't make the leap from "this guy has problems" to "this guy just admitted he wanted to eat me but that's okay (in a singsong voice)" and it required reading the novel to understand it.

That being said, I'm kind of glad that the movie pushed me into reading the novels. :) I'm wondering if it did the same for others.

Now, back on topic...
Your complaints are understandable. Ultimately, I think that it's hard for some fans to swallow a movie adaptation, particularly when the novel that's being adapted is so beloved. Personally, don't think that they rushed the revelation of Edward's vampirism, and I like how they added in the field trip scene as a way for Bella to express her frustrations after the incident with Tyler. I'm mostly happy that they were able to keep in all of the major events, and I absolutely appreciated the expanded role of the Nomads.

I will unashamedly admit that some books in the series do have certain scenes that aren't exactly necessary to advance the story. In a shorter film, I think that pacing may be a bit more critical. While I would have liked to see a few more scenes between ___ and ___, most of them wouldn't have added much more to the storyline.

Anyway, I think that New Moon looks much more promising.

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:44 pm
by Amanda Beth
ringswraith wrote:
That being said, I'm kind of glad that the movie pushed me into reading the novels. :) I'm wondering if it did the same for others.
Me me me!!!

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:53 pm
by swedishskinjer
I read the novels before seeing the movie for the first time.

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:04 pm
by fanMNM
I was in the middle of reading Twilight for the 1st time when I went and saw the movie. The movie pushed me to to finish the book in record speed, along with the other 3 books as well. Then, I watched the movie again. Comparing and contrasting was so much fun, in my opinion! I went back and reread Twilight more slowly so I could see the points I missed. I defintiely think there were scenes I would have done differently...some I would have added or not have added...but over all, I'm just glad they are making the movies and trying to appease the fans when doing so. I am sooo looking forward to New Moon. I think we fans are going to be even more pleased...atleast, that's what I am assuming from reading the New Moon Movie Companion and from the clips they keep letting us see!

Speaking of clips...I love the new one on the blog page! You see what transpires to make Paul transform and come after Bella! It was awesome! What did you all think?

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:52 pm
by debussygirl
If I'm being honest, if I hadn't read the book first and only saw the movie, I wouldn't have bothered reading Twilight. :?

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:06 pm
by swedishskinjer
I thought that the movie was fantastic, but that's just IMO.

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:42 pm
by DramaPrincezz013
GAH!

Who's seen the new TV spot? Isnt it awesome?
But is it just me, or are they giving us way too many clips at once?

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:53 am
by n0vaice
29 Days or 4 Weeks and 1 day to go. Woot! Woot!

We are doing the count down cause we're Twiguys and Twiguys are awesome! 8-)

Re: New Moon Trailer

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:55 am
by n0vaice
29 Days or 4 Weeks and 1 day to go. Woot! Woot!

We are doing the count down cause we're Twiguys and Twiguys are awesome! 8-)