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Twilight Saga Movies: The 5 Biggest Quirks

By Kim Palacios

I loved “Twilight” and “New Moon” as much as any Twi-hard, but that doesn’t mean I’m blind to their flaws. Based on “Eclipse” previews, it already seems fated to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors’ irks and quirks:

Vampires are unfathomably beautiful. Though the actors who play the vamps are gorgeous, attempts to make them otherworldly play their best assets down. The pale makeup makes a point, but it’s so overdone that each actor ends up far less stunning than in real life. The other thing undermining supreme vamp beauty: maintaining fidelity to Stephenie Meyer’s vision given the casting picks. Sure, she wrote the characters a certain way in the books, but should Peter Facinelli really be blonde?

Alice’s fashion sense. You don’t have to be a fashionista to wonder what Alice is wearing. Though her wardrobe is unquestionably couture, it does little to compliment the actress, Ashley Greene.

The Volvo. We get it. Volvo’s a sponsor. And the SUV in “New Moon” looked really nice. Still, they could have at least explained the discontinuity. The “New Moon” Volvo wasn’t even silver!

Carlisle’s changing accent. In “Twilight”, though Carlisle’s word choice is formal, he speaks more or less like the other Cullens. The film leads us to assume that, after 100+ years in the U.S., he’s developed an American drawl. Enter “New Moon”. It took ten times of seeing his dialog with Bella in his study before I pinpointed that his accent had changed. “Eclipse” trailers show a version of Carlisle who intones even more like someone from across the pond.

Jasper’s hair. Do vampires change? According to Jasper, they do—at least if you look at his hair. He went from short and curly dirty blonde in “Twilight” to a lighter Raggedy Andy semi-fro in “New Moon” to what look almost like oompa loompa curls in one of the promo shots of “Eclipse”.

Question: what do YOU think the films’ biggest quirks are?

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • April 23, 2010 | Permalink |

    I completely agree and wish summit would return the twilight look

  • April 24, 2010 | Permalink |

    i love u

  • April 24, 2010 | Permalink |

    ur amasing also im not a crased fan but emily stone is

  • April 24, 2010 | Permalink |

    I Agree with the above quirks but its not just Jasper the Cullens ever changing hair is very distracting througout New Moon and I think it will be the same in Eclipse.

    And you are right the beauty of the Vampires is tarnished and the New Army Vampires why are they all sooo ugly exept for Riley what happend there I wonder?

    Another big Quirk is the corny one liners that every main character had i hope that the director does not waste precious time with that this time round.

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