Not long ago I gave my daughters the Twilight movie for their birthday.
Moms frequently complain about the inconvenience of raising kids? Well, purchasing a Twilight DVD is one of those times when the sleepless nights pay off.
The girls loved the movie. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked director Catherine Hardwicke's adaptation. With a small budget and virtually all unknown actors, she pulled it off. I thought she captured some of the steaminess that is Edward's allure. Added bonus: the director, screenplay writer and book author are all women. Twilight has made box office history.
In a previous post I complained that Bella's character was, well, pathetic. I'm happy to report, however, she improved on the screen. Gone was the perpetual whine about how beautiful and perfect Edward was, the stumbling and clutziness, the passive female deferring to the strong, mysterious male, the girl so willing to take care of her dad.
Hardwicke stayed close to many other details in the book, though. I love the way she portrayed Victoria, James and Laurent. Although I was disappointed in Victoria's strawberry blonde hair. What happened to the "fiery red" described countless times by Meyers?
My main complaint is that Edward needed more of a vampirish wardrobe. Here are a few vampy suggestions to the wardrobe department for the sequels:
1. Nothing too Bella Lugosi-esque. Just something besides that tired wrinkled blue shirt and drab ill-fitting gray coat. I mean, what was that about?
2. Nixay this Members Only throwback:
Please. This would do nothing to tempt me to stick my neck out, even if immortality and all-night-sex comes with the package.
3. More black.
4. More upturned collar.
Yeah, like that.
5. Low slung jeans. Not this:
With the black belt and boots. A little black goes a long way in vampire fantasy.
As for Bella? Keep her as is. Earthy. Natural. Comfortable in cotton and denim. You know, the real woman look.
Was it just me? Or did Edward's wardrobe seriously interfere with anyone else's vision of hawtness?