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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