I’ll be honest, when I heard that there was going to be a new Twilight movie, I was a bit dubious. I mean, I loved the first one but I wasn’t sure if they could do it justice. I was wrong; not only did they manage to make it perfect, they even managed to make it better than the first one. I’m not kidding, if you haven’t seen the new Twilight movie yet, you need to go out and get it right now. It’s absolutely wonderful.
The main reason why I love the new Twilight movie so much is that they changed the lead character from a human male to a werewolf named Edward Cullen. Let me explain. In the first movie, Edward was human and he loved Bella so much that he was willing to risk his life for her. He even died in the first movie to protect her and that’s one of the things that made him so special. Watching the movie as a member of the audience was almost as affecting as when it came time to watch Edward die in front of Bella’s eyes because she wouldn’t mate with him. That scene alone is one of the most haunting scenes in cinematic history. Twilight did an amazing job bringing Bella’s character to life and making you truly sympathize with her but at the same time, you still wanted Edward to win. He was a perfect combination of sweetness and nobility. The new guy they chose to play Edward is perfect in every way. He captures all of that same drama and charm but mixed with a bit of evil. He’s very reminiscent of the character from the Dark Shadows television series; he’s a bit of a loner who doesn’t really care much for people but he’s a bit more polite than the average vampire. He’s definitely not what you’d expect from a vampire movie.
Why Did They Pick Edward?
For starters, they changed the name of the series from Twilight to Finding Bella. That’s because they wanted to make it more of a reality series than an actually-existing story. The new title gives you a much better idea of what’s going on and it also sets the stage for the first movie very well. In order to find Bella, the camera crew disguises themselves as tourists and hones in on the cast in real life as they go about their daily routines. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty darn close. In addition to the title change, they also changed the setting from the big city to rural areas. That way, when the tourists hide themselves away in the woods and watch the drama unfold, it feels like more of a reality show and less like a cheesy vampire movie.
More Reasons To Be Impressed
Besides the perfect casting, the other thing that makes this movie so great is the cinematography. It’s very polished and professional but at the same time, it feels like you’re there with the director and the crew as they film. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Bella and Edward first meet. She stops traffic by standing in the middle of the road but he doesn’t even break stride as he walks right past her. It’s a scene that sums up their entire relationship and it’s shot in such a way that you can feel every bit of that tension. My other favorite scene is the climax to the movie. They’re finally together and it’s one of the most romantic scenes you’ll ever see. I’ve always found that the more romance there is in a film, the less realistic it usually feels. This is one of the few times where the form feels almost completely divorced from the content. It actually feels very real. It feels like you’re watching a couple who’s finally found each other after years apart. In addition to the romance, there is also a very human element to the storyline, which I also found touching. Bella and Edward’s relationship is obviously a product of their own making but it still feels very real and that’s what makes it so endearing.
An Amazing Performance By…
I have to give a special mention to the newcomer who impressed me the most in this movie. I’ll admit that I didn’t really know much about him before I saw the movie but after watching it, I’m firmly in the camp that thinks he’s going to be the next big thing. He plays the role of Jacob Black, Bella’s brother, and he does a fantastic job with it. He has all of the earmarks of someone who’s going to be really big; he’s extremely talented, he has a great voice, and he’s an amazing dancer. This is definitely one to watch out for. He’s already had several roles since the premiere of Twilight, including a brief appearance in the new Suicide Squad movie but he’s only going to get better as he gains more experience.
…And A Few Reasons To Be Disappointed
While I was generally impressed with the new movie, there were a few things about it that I didn’t like. For starters, I didn’t like how one of the characters, Rosalie, was written; there’s just something about an obnoxious gold digger that really turns me off. Aside from that, the CGI used in the movie was pretty bad, especially for a movie that’s supposed to be set in the modern day. It’s not that they used bad CGI; it’s just that they didn’t use enough of it to make it look realistic. They also made the mistake of not changing the settings of the movie enough. It doesn’t help that there are a lot of shots of trees and green screens behind the main characters; that just makes it look like a bad photoshop job. Aside from that, I also found the pace of the movie a little weird. It tries to be emotional but it doesn’t pull it off very well, probably because they are trying to hard to make it feel real. People have said that it dragged in places but I didn’t find that to be the case; the only place where it dragged for me was when they were trying to be emotional. I don’t feel like I got an adequate handle on the characters’ motivations until halfway through the movie. It’s not that I found it hard to understand; it’s just that they kept switching back and forth between the good and bad sides of each character, which made it hard to get a complete picture in my head. Overall, it’s a great introduction to Edward Cullen and it sets the stage for what promises to be an amazing series. If you’ve never heard of Edward Cullen before, now is the perfect time to find out more about him.