I even had the proper materials to take good notes.
It was too dark to see what I was doing, so it ended up being like writing with my eyes closed. Judging from my scribbles, I might as well close my eyes now while I try to decipher what I wrote.
*wrinkles up paper and tosses in garbage can*
Ok. You've all seen the movie, read reviews, and/or given your own. So I'm not going to talk about the obvious: hot Robward, the wigs, the shaky camera, etc. Here are my observations, and they are just as jumbled up as my notes.
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Taylor should not have tried to sport a stache.
Why was the young vampire gasping for air while Jasper was choking him?
While Carlisle is addressing the wolves before fight training, Ashley is rubbing Jackson's back.
Taylor was clearly not standing on his box for the "I kissed Bella" scene.
Bella's casual clothes at the graduation party (Kristen's influence)
The way Bella announced to Charlie she was a virgin (pure Kristen mannerisms)
I found myself counting the holes in Charlie's earlobes where Billy's earrings would go.
The way Jasper summoned Rosalie with two fingers during fight practice. Hot.
The way Jasper said "battlescars." Hot.
The way Jasper looked in Bella's dream. Hot.
Why did Edward have the ring at the end of the movie to give back to Bella?
Thank you Jake! No tribal council=no third wife story=no inspiration for Bella=no Edward.
The Bella/Rosalie "I envy you" talk had to be awkward in RL for Kristen and Nikki imo.
When Bella visits Jake after the battle, he has "sweat" everywhere but on his nose.Jake screams like a girl.
Edward to Bella: Marry me. *sigh*
Edward to Bella: entire explanation of why he wants to get married
Edward to Bella: Does he even own a shirt?
Charlie: Super.Charlie: I'm liking Edward a whole lot more now.
Rosalie: I was a lot more theatrical back then.
Jasper to Alice: My apologies, ma'am.
Bella to Edward: You want to do that part?
Edward to Bella: Believe me. I want to.
Edward to Jake: Run.
Bella to Jake: Stay
Jake to Edward: I am hotter than you. (NOT - but funny)
Riley: You're dead.
Seth: ...hoovering the grub
Jake: Good lookin' out, bro.
Jake: Seth will spell me in the morning.
Bella/Edward: Where was the exchange between them after he killed Victoria? E looked put out more than anything when he ripped her shirt and wrapped it around her arm.
Overall, I love Eclipse. The time flies instead of dragging like it did for New Moon. Sure I wish the movie was four hours long and that there was more to every Bella and Edward moment, but all of the important elements were there. All along, I was one of those saying they'd better get the leg hitch right. It was in there, of course, and the camera even awkwardly zoomed in on it. Guess they thought we wouldn't be watching for it?? But it didn't have the slow burn that the first kiss in Twilight had or the spontaneous combustion that the New Moon birthday kiss had. But the more I think about it, the more it works for me. Edward is forever keeping himself in check. He has emotional and physical reasons for doing so. So the scene never really going "there" makes sense when I look at it that way.
Eclipse is my favorite book in the series and when asked what my favorite passage from the book was by Marie at Twilight Junkies Anonymous, it was the proposal. I told her I wanted to here Edward say, "I was that boy." Having seen the movie before the rest of us because she went to the Oprah taping, she had already told me that those exact words weren't in there but that I wouldn't be disappointed. She couldn't have been more right.
I remember when I read the USA Today interview where Rob was quoted as saying this:
"I was dreading the day it was coming," he says of the scene that was held until the very end of the shoot. "The first time I read the script, I thought, 'This is impossible.' " References to "promenades" and sharing "iced tea on the porch" as Edward explains how he would have courted Bella in the old days especially stuck in his throat. "It's so earnest. I finally convinced the producers that you can play it with a bit of awareness of not being a fictional character. I'm not trying to be part of a Gothic novel." When Pattinson finally watched it, however, he was pleasantly surprised. "It seems different when you see it."
The proposal scene was the highlight of the movie for me. He truly was Edward in that moment, and the feelings I felt while reading the book for the first time were captured in the movie. *whispers* You can watch it here.
Sparkle for Twilight made some gorgeous wallpapers when the movie stills were released early. Now that they aren't considered spoilers, I am happy to include them here.
And speaking of Marie from Twilight Junkies Anonymous and my multiple viewings of Twilight Saga movies, she sent me an amazing handmade gift. I have found the perfect use for it!
(I spy 17!)
Thanks again Marie for the trinket box, bookmark, and candy!
And speaking of gifts, my bloggy bestie Kit (that's Tongue Twied to you - LOL), sent me a few things. Check out her Eclipse review here and about her trip to the Hallmark store here.
When you care enough about your friends...
The ornaments will definitely be going on
my Eclipse Christmas tree this year.
Kit hit one out of the park by combining my love
of baseball, Fifty, and "vanilla."
This must have been in my package by mistake, right?
(Can't believe I'm actually including this pic!)
Thanks, Kit, for all of my goodies and the letter, which I will be sending
off to the forensics lab tomorrow to be dusted for fingerprints, as suggested.
So. I said I wouldn't talk about hot Robward.
I didn't say I wouldn't show you hot Robward :)
You didn't think I'd forget Angryward in black and white did you?
(How's your scrollitis doing, Mrs. P?)