Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Twilight Vampires, Bite Me

What do you live for, if you can live forever and ever... Amen? Why is it that we read a lot of books, Twilight series included, yet most of us haven't even finished reading the Bible? Next week, if you go around Ateneo de Manila University and see a female reading the Bible during break times, that would probably me.

These days, if you haven't read or seen the Twilight, you're probably Patrick Star (read: living under a rock). I was bitten by Twilight because my blockmate introduced it to me a couple of years ago. I read Twilight way before it became a trend. That's not bragging, that's I-don't-know-what. Anyway, let's face it.

OK, even though I'm not a big fan of Twilight, I went on its first day of regular showing. Haha. So how was the movie? Of course, it was a fantastic (or fatal) treat for those imagining the characters come to life. Edward Cullen is supposed to be inhumanely beautiful, but Robert Pattinson (he's Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movie) ain't the perfect man for it. Honestly, judgemental side aside, he's not that "beautiful" to be Edward the Vampire master. Isabella Swan, portrayed by Kristen Stewart (Catch That Kid, Panic Room), well okay. She's fine to be Bella, BUT her acting. DANG!!! Robert Pattinson can act, Kristen can't. And his lips had more make-up than Kristen's.

Why is it that I can sense that Glutathione and Metathione would be even more famous here in the country? A lot would want to be vampire-white or Twilight-white then sport red/pink lipstick, not wash their hair (Edward, take a bath) and not comb at all (Edward again). "Have you Met?"

Now, how's the movie in a feeling-critic sense. The entire movie was like shot in macro mode! If you watched it closely, you could see their pores. Of course I'm just kidding because you can't possibly see their pores because of the heavy foundation and make-up they have on their faces. The good thing about that is the movie felt personal. Like you were just behind them, being the ultimate eavesdropper listening and watching them evade vampires, eat salad, glitter under the sun, drive like they're from The Fast and the Furious, and jump like crazy. Oh, the visual effects were.. let's say, not pretty for a sure-hit-profit-generating movie. It was like the production company allotted a small budget for the movie wherein I'm pretty sure they know the movie is going to be a blockbuster. Stephenie Meyer made a cameo. Some of the scenes I really like are: the super last scene (Victoria's), the part when the Cullens arrived (it's like Mean Girls, haha), and when they were all busy preparing food for Bella then she arrived saying she ate already. Watching with a room-full of teenage girls is funny and annoying at the same time. They scream like cheerleaders!

Also, Paramore's song Decode for the movie is not that much of a killer. I love Hayley and I'm in love with Paramore but Decode is... blah. Just like the series, Twilight and Decode are just overrated. They're like the Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan (you know how much I love Lindsay) of Hollywood.

What the heck. It's an entertaining movie. Don't watch it in expensive cinemas.

MORAL: Watch it and be amazed by Kristen Stewart's limited facial expressions and her "manly" voice and actions. Don't play harsh, I also have manly voice and actions. Haha. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart complement each other.

1 comment:

skylinedrive said...

mas bampira pa si kirsten. teh eye bags :| lol. at bagay talaga sa kanya yung part na nangingisay siya... parang katulad dun sa panic room. xD