Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight: Oscar Worthy?

Twilight is just out and already the L.A. Times is discussing Oscars. Supposedly the movie has been nominated for two Oscars, and those are for best soundtrack and song. Nothing for the actors.
I agree, though. Twilight just isn't Oscar material.
Sure, the acting was good, but it wasn't amazing. Both Rob and Kristen had their moments to disappoint me.
And sorry guys, but I think any hope for a special effects Oscar is out the window. XD
But, hey. I hate half the movies that win Oscars. And a lot of those that don't hold a special place in my heart where they are number one.
And Twilight will always be included in there. Just because it was enjoyable and lovely and..., hellooo, Twilight!
And Rob, though lacking a performance that could be called stellar, did a damn fine job playing such a complicated and conflicted character. It helps when you take into account Edward's side of the story. In Twilight, Bella is madly in love. We see through her eyes in the book, and all of Edward's flaws are obscured by her obsession for him - all she sees is perfection. That's impossible for a person to play, so Rob was wise to choose to play up the more agonized and distraught Edward while still incorporating his love for Bella and the happiness she brings him. In Twilight, the love between Edward and Bella was really only in it's blooming stages. It still had its kinks and flaws. Hopefully in the movies to come the love between the two of them will better reveal itself in the actor's portrayals.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree the acting was so so. I liked the songs a lot! I found an orignal Twilight song that's not in the movie, but TOTALLY should've been on the soundtrack. It's way good! Their website shows they've gotten lots of press coverage. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0fVb0SA0qs

Anonymous said...

I think the guy who played Charlie could possibly have a best supporting actor.... but other then that I don't think it is oscar material either

Anonymous said...

Twilight was supposed to be nominated, but didn't meet the "oscar" criteria. It ended up with no nominations at all.

Anonymous said...

i don`t agree with all of that because thousands of people from all the world loved the movie and it was so amazing and i wondered when i saw the winning movies and there wasn`t twilight any way i hope the (new moon) win with the best movie and be a winner of amillion oscars .