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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Lots of LOLZ. Where they weren't meant to be.
Oh, my WORD, the second installment of the Twilight series (the one in which Eddie C. leaves Wet Bella FOREVER and she then befriends Jacob Black). I had to laugh. It was ridiculous. Bella is a twit. Edward is an emo little-boy-old-man who needs to get over himself. The only characters I believed were Jacob, Alice and that very small appearance by Emmet.
The entire movie is filled up with soppy, sugary-sweet lines that absolutely no-one would ever say in real life, unless they were well-rehearsed wannabe goths. The (few) funny lines weren't actually amusing, and i found myself laughing at the unfunny parts, like when Belly-Welly cut her finger in the beginning, and when Edward wanted to kill himself by SHOWING OFF HIS NAKED TORSO!! (Which wouldn't have really worked, because due to older vampire folklore, vampires do NOT have sparkly skin, so people would be more likely to think he was being Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh, or David Bowie.)
However, the movie is very pretty. there's LOTS of eye-candy (more ways than one!) and the forest is pretty. Also, I liked the cinematography; the movie was shot in a lovely artistic and clever way.
As usual, Kristen Stewart is wooden, and Robert Pattinson either looks like he has a hangover or is passing a rather large, painful stool.
It's even more ridiculous than the first. I have to rate it 3 stars: One for the werewolves, one for the visual beauty, and one for being full of LOLZ.
I loved it, despite the flaws.
First of all, I am a MASSIVE Harry Potter fan, but that doesn't mean I'm saying the following just because I love the series so much.
Harry Potter 6 is one of my new favourite movies ever. The acting was significantly better than the previous movies (I actually believed Emma's scenes, Dan has greatly improved and I'm beginning to think there's no more room for improvement where Rupert is concerned, and Helena is always always always fantastic). The cinematography was beautiful. It was much funnier than the other movies (I even laughed at the vomit-scene, which was partially off-screen, though I still usually hate this kind of humour.). The effects were amazing. This movie is near-perfect and I loved-love-LOVED it.
However (this is a huge However), I wish they followed the book more. I felt that the random fire-burning scene was unnecessary. I don't even know why they added that, it was completely pointless (Bellatrix's craziness could've been incorporated in the fight-scene-that-should've-been). I was slightly annoyed by the fact that Matthew L only had about 3 or so lines. And I wish they featured Bill and Fleur's romance and more memories.
But in spite of it all, it's an awesome movie. David Yates has compensated for that mediocre Order Of The Phoenix.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Good Movie, Awful Adaptation
The Princess Diaries: A teen girl learns that she has inherited the throne of Genovia, a small, little-known European country.
If you're watching this movie because you enjoyed the books, you will be SORELY disappointed. The only real similarity concerning the plot is Mia turning out to be a princess. They added random things, changed characters and omitted crucial points/characters in the book. I won't go into detail, but as a book adaptation, it sucked.
However, as a movie, it was quite enjoyable. Most of the acting was good enough for me. It's a good movie if you just feel like chilling and eating snacks that make you fat, in that it's fun, light-hearted and quite funny. It's cute, and it will appeal to a lot of people.
If you don't like teeny-bopper movies, then this is NOT for you. This movie screams teeny-bopper.
I hate Smeyer for even starting this whole Twilight nonsense.
Twilight: The story of a (boring) girl who moves in with her dad in a small town and falls in love with a (pompous) vampire, obviously causing complications.
For starters, this movie was awful, on almost every aspect. Before you say "Oh, but it's meant for tween- and teen-girls", know that I happen to be a 13 year old girl, and I'm not just saying the following because I want to be different. It's my honest opinion, so here goes: I hated Bella and Edward. I kept on hoping she was going to die at the end (though I knew she wasn't; I read the book) because she is such a horrible character, in that she teaches us that true love is based on NOTHING but good looks and is just such an ungrateful character. Edward is even more hate-worthy because he is just plain creepy (A 107-year-old man spying on a 17-year-old even when she sleeps?) and incredibly controlling.
The acting was horrible. I don't know who the acting coach was but I hope they get fired. Nobody in the entire film (Jacob, Bella's Mother, Eric and The Annoying Jessica excluded) showed any emotion. KStewart had the exact same blank expression on her face throughout the whole film, even when she was writhing like a bug when bitten. R-Patz had this weird pained-but-not-really expression which was incredibly annoying. And everyone else sounded like they were reading something out loud half-heartedly. The bad acting completely distracts one from the plot, which was silly and slow and boring. Smeyer obviously just threw in the bad vampires because she realised that without them the story lacks suspense and substance (which it still lacks).
The special effects were laughable. I cringed when the evil vampires attacked the fisherman, not because the scene was scary but because the effects were BAD. And don't even get me started on Edward's glittery skin, which was a silly thing to begin with and made him look like he was made of bubbly wax.
What also annoyed me was the amount of hype around this film. When I finished watching this film, I was like, "That's it?" (even though I read the book). It wasn't epic or funny or even remotely entertaining, so it doesn't really have "EPIC CULT PHENOMENON" plastered all over it. It's obvious that the only thing that made this film so massively popular was Edward, which doesn't even make sense since there are loads of hotter guys.
The forest scenery was really pretty, but not pretty enough to compensate for this sorely lacking film. And the other high point is that it follows the book pretty closely. However the book sucked, and the film sucked.