the first time i watched the movie i found myself analyzing it, picking out all the differances. i wondered why they made edward sound like he had a speech problem in the lab. the time when they were laying in that open area looking at one another, i thought they spent too much time of the movie focusing on that....ya, adding the "extra drama" like the mill and stuff...it was unnecessary as they could of used that time to concentrate more on the actual sequence of the book. the list goes on if you want an actual side by side comparison. but i saw it 6 or 7 times in the theatre, and after i completely disected the movie the first time, i come to the realization that movies are BASED on books, that's it. the books gave them a FOUNDATION to make a movie....so they are going to keep some of the MAJOR scenes the same or close to, but they are going to add in some extra drama, take out some things and just shift it around a bit. they kept the baseball scene which i LOVED, the scene when she walked into the lab, and prom. eventhough i have read the first book twice, i don't remember enough details about it to really compare it side by side. i will say some of the "acting" come off as more staged than real. in some movies (like mama mia which i love), you can tell the actors really fall in the form of the character like meryl streep does in mama mia. i think that would of made twilight better. they couldn't of picked a more perfect Alice, she was exactly what i pictured...i think as far as characters, she was the best pick for the part they chose.
overall, i've seen the movie a good 23 times now, i absolutely love it, and i am anxiously waiting for it to come out on dvd so i can watch it in better quality!! :)
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