Sunday, November 23, 2008

the weekend has come to an end...

I am STILL coughing. It still sucks. I am not sure that it will ever go away and I am annoying all that have to be around me. Sorry to my husband, family, co workers and friends that have to sit next to me in the movies and at the comedy show!!

We found out this week that the listing agent on the house we wanted bought the house. The agent that had listed it before it went into foreclosure....bummer.

Friday night I had my girls night that I have been waiting months for. Twilight finally was released and we were all so excited to see it. A group of 12 of us went to eat at the Olive Garden and then went to see the 9:15 show. We had my friend Abbey make us all custom shirts that turned out really cute. Here are some shots of us from the night.


I have to say that I was SO disappointed by the movie representation of the book. I think that those that see the movie that haven't read the book will probably like the movie better than those of us that have read the book. Although I still love the story, the movie just was not as good as it could have been and I felt it showed that it was "low budget". I was more entertained by the company and the comments from those around me than the show itself. In all fun, I decided to make my own top ten list. Here are the top ten reasons I have heard or said as to why you shouldn't see Twilight.
1. Unless you're into guys who wear make-up, this film isn't for you. There was so much make up on Edward (and the other male vampires) that it was distracting from the rest of the goings-on.

2. The vampires were portrayed more as zombies with these terrible looks on their faces.... constantly. If you ever have trouble distinguishing who is a vampire and who is a human look for the constipated face....that's your vampire. Plus Jasper looks like a crack head retard every time he is shown in any scene.

3. Which brings us to the sparkling, a phenomenon that causes light-stricken vampires to suddenly look as if they’ve had a horrible accident involving a glitter truck and an angry mob armed with Bedazzlers. What may have seemed cool in the book looks like a human disco ball onscreen.

4. The acting was worse than.....okay I can't even think of anything horrible enough to compare it to, honestly. Kristen and Rob have zero on screen chemistry and just appear awkward the entire time. It was like watching a brother and sister pretending to like each other.

5. The special effects were circa-1985. I wouldn't even call anything a great special effect in the entire film. Although the ballet studio scene was OK, it wasn't anything to write home about.

6. When the "bad vampire" James is the best actor in the entire film, rather than the starring roles.....there might be a problem.

7. I am going to have to re read this book at least twice to erase all of the damage the movie had done. Now, who has the time to do that!

8. I don't think it's a very good sign when the parts in the book that were serious and critical to the story are making the audience watching the movie laugh because there really is no other response to the scene being so awkward....

9. In the last hospital scene with that tubing across Bella's face, did anyone else find it bizzarro that the tubing practically takes out her eyeballs instead of going across her cheeks? Where the heck are her ears that hold this thing? On top of her head??
10. 2 words......spider-monkey......huh?
In all seriousness I still LOVE the story and will surely see the movie again I was just really let down. Maybe my expectations were too high??
Jon took me out of town for our anniversary this last weekend too. It was nice to escape the kids for 2 days and have fun just hanging out. We went shopping and met up with our friends Brad and Patty. We didn't really find too much that were on the kids Christmas lists but we did end up buying a fake tree. I wanted to get one last year but by the time Christmas was over all the good ones weren't left to be on clearance. We found a really nice one at the Great Indoors. I love that store.
We went to Comedy Works on Saturday night which was funny but I thought it was kinda a rip off. We had to pay $20 for admission and then on top of that after we got in there found out they have a 2 item minimum that you have to order off the menu. When you don't drink that kinda sucks. The food was so over priced, plus we had just eaten dinner. Oh well, it was still fun. Thanks for taking me out honey, happy 7 years together!!

4 comments:

The Bluths said...

I hear it's better the 2nd time because then you're not completely judging it.

Denver Sims said...

I didn't realize how similar you and I felt about the movie! (And I was with you!!) Your ten thoughts were mine to the tee. I was hugely dissapointed.

(Don't you think James would have made a great Carlisle??) =]

Love you...let us know how surgery goes!!!

Eliza Brock said...

I will have to go see it again, plus I do want to take Jon to see it. The other thing I remembered that I didn't like was the Volvo. Why did they use this hatch back grocery getter rather than one of their sleek cars that she described in the book....Oh well at least we know New Moon has no where to go but up and will hopefully be better, right!

Eliza Brock said...

I will have to go see it again, plus I do want to take Jon to see it. The other thing I remembered that I didn't like was the Volvo. Why did they use this hatch back grocery getter rather than one of their sleek cars that she described in the book....Oh well at least we know New Moon has no where to go but up and will hopefully be better, right!