New Moon movie begins filming, Twilight fans have high expectations, can Chris Weitz deliver?
The film is beginning to roll, and expectations are high.
Consensus says that Twilight Saga fans have very high expectations for the quality of New Moon. Not only do we want good acting from Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast, but we want good direction also.
Returning alongside the actors to the second installment of the Twilight Saga is Melissa Rosenberg, who some say is to blame for some of the disappointment fans had with the first movie.
Some fans even say that they will not return for the confirmed third part Eclipse if Chris Weitz and the cast don't improve the series through the second bat with New Moon.
Others are thrilled, saying they loved Twilight the movie and just can't wait to sink their teeth in (pun intended) New Moon.
This examiner is a little of both.
As the wonderful fans have pointed out, there were a few points in Twilight the movie that could have seriously been improved. Most say the "meadow scene," which Stephenie Meyer has said was her original inspiration for writing the book (a dream about two lovers in a meadow) Twilight, was inadequate and rushed. The famous "lion and lamb" quote was too soon.
Personally, I think that there were a few things missing from Twilight... and I don't want to see it happen again. Also, I think there were some parts that were added unnecessarily to take up the precious space we could've used to extend the meadow scene and the conversations between Edward and Bella or to see more about the Cullens, or to include the scene with Carlisle's painting, etc. (the list goes on).
The many things that simply cannot get lost in the shuffle are continuing to be debated, and the consensus is strong. We Twilight Series fans refuse to see New Moon lose some of its literary luster in the shuffle becoming a movie. While we understand that it is hard to translate a first-person perspective novel with little dialogue into a movie, we don't want to see the actual dialogue disappear, and certainly not the important events. We are fine to watch a three-hour movie if it will deliver to our expectations. In other words, New Moon should be made for the Twilight fans, not for commercial value, because - in case they haven't caught the memo - there are millions of us.