Anyway, as the the movie started I knew right off the bat that I was going to love it. It was pretty much exactly how I'd envisioned it...and that rarely happens after reading a book. Sure, they left out some parts that wouldn't have necessarly worked when trying to squeeze everything in, but I didn't miss them.
What I did miss was the chemistry I'd envisioned between Jacob and Marlena. JJ had mentioned this in her post about WFE, which I'd read prior to last night. I agree, it wasn't there, the chemsitry. Now I'm not sure if that's because we're so used to seeing Rob with Kristen in Twilight, or if it's because it's Rob & Reese and it just didn't work? Truthfully I didn't feel that he had chemistry with what's her face in Remember Me either. Don't most of the actors that actually have on screen chemistry, end up having off screen chemistry too? Brad & Angelina, Reese & Ryan, Anna & Steven, Penelope & Javier, Tom & Nicole...granted they didn't all last, but they did have on screen chemistry. Don't let me mislead you. I'm not saying you have to be bumping uglies in real life to portray authentic chemistry on camera, but I'm sure it helps.
One of the things that surprised me the most about this film was how "pretty" it was. Sure, the pre-teh helped, but it was such a beautiful movie. The costumes and set were believable & very visually stimulating. And Rob, oh boy oh boy.
I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't a fan of the WFE hair. It's not just that it was short (I like his hair short sometimes) it's that it was short on the sides and longer on top....eh...not a fan. However, in the movie all prejudices regarding his hair went out the window. He look amazing, and so perfect for that time period.
By the way, Christoph Waltz was a PERFECT August. Perfect. Lastly, who couldn't adore Tai as Rosie. Wow. Such a beautiful creature! It killed me to watch August beat her with the bull hook.
"Reunited and it feels sooo good."
Have you seen it yet? Was I the last one on earth? :)
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