Well, I have to disagree. It was a brilliant way (IMO) to set up her hunt for Bella in New Moon, and it showed how she's now observing Bella to prepare for the events in New Moon. The Cullens are not infallible. I'm sure that Victoria didn't send them a letter saying, "Hey guys, I'll be at the prom." Victoria seems to be quite extraordinary at escaping and remaining hidden in the books, so it's not particularly an unforgivable stretch.ringswraith wrote:Bella's descriptions of Edward were things that I liked about her character. It shows how she is a (in her mind, an absolutely ordinary) human, trying to describe this otherwordly being. In the movie, we don't see any of that- we don't even know that she thinks he looks beautiful until the whole "sparkle" scene and she practically word-vomits it.swedishskinjer wrote:Personally, I loved the Twilight movie just as much as the book. Thankfully, the movie cut down on Bella's excessive physical descriptions of Edward. I think too many fans were expecting them to cram too much in for a two hour movie. They did admirably with the material that they did use.
I also loved how the movie handled the ending and the prom scene. Adding Victoria in was a nice touch to set up NM.
And Victoria at the end of the movie killed the scene for me. I understand that they did it to set up New Moon, but it killed the suspension of disbelief to have her there, at the prom. There's no way Edward or any of the Cullens would have let her get so close to Bella.
Sure, the movie never had Bella declare that Edward was incredibly beautiful (this became infuriatingly repetitive in the book), but there were quite a few hints throughout the movie that, while never explicitly stating it, showed how intrigued Bella was by Edward. Kristen was quite good at showing Bella's longing stares without over-doing it to an extent that would make the romantic bits in the movie laughable. I did like how the film relied on the audience making these observations of Edward's beauty with what it visually had on-screen, as opposed to letting Bella do all of the excessive descriptions.
I appreciated the film as a two-hour adaptation. It had a lot to work with.