Oct. 11th, 2008


The new Twilight trailer is out in ACH-DEE. Some thoughts:

I see they ripped off the whole "eerie a capalla choral-ish piece" thing for the beginning, which is fast on the way to being done to death. Me, I would have started the trailer with the scene in the book where Bella was researching vampires, just to be avant-garde and genre-bending, two things Twilight is not.

Nobody sparkled in the trailer. Even in the scenes where the sun was clearly visible. It's possible the SFX would have been too expensive what with all the wire-fu action. The wire-fu action that was choreographed to look exactly like teenagers who have no idea how to fight getting into fisticuffs. If you're going to throw down money on wire-fu, it should look like the wire-fu guys know how to fight or at least be visually interesting for the audience who has no idea how to fight.

Bella's voice is creepily how I imagined her. Just shy of being at that frequency that really makes my skin crawl from awful.

ZOMG how lame are you when you play backyard baseball in uniforms?!

The evil vampire was cast to be sufficiently creepy.

Naturally they left out all the slightly more interesting Cullens. It would almost be interesting to see a book from Alice's point of view, for instance, or something out of Carlise's backstory even if it would probably read something a lot closer to Anne Rice. Which we already know Meyer ripped off in a lot of places. (Not that this is hard with Anne Rice, since you have to wade through ages of descriptive text and wangst in order to actually pull out the vampire lore parts and most people are not that patient. Yay for my high school vampire phase that I never really grew out of.)

I have a feeling I'm going to be dragging Chellemi to see this, if only to A) sporfle my EYES OUT and B) mock the Twihards and C) see if the movie production staff actually managed to save it. It's been known to happen, where a movie crew takes a mediocre book and makes it something awesome. Time will out.