NextMovie Asks 10 Lingering Questions about Twilight Saga

Now that the film franchise is over, NextMovie has posted 10 lingering questions about the films that were never answered.  As I (Lori Joffs) read through them, I realized that some of their questions were answered in the BOOK, but were not addressed in the films.  So here are some of the answers to their questions.  You can read the whole article at NextMovie.      

Again… there be spoilers here!

Lots of spoilers! 

1. First and foremost, when does Jacob start having sexual relations with Renesmee? When she turns 18, or just looks 18? Our heads start spinning (and our stomachs start churning) when we start to think about this one.

The fandom has tried to answer this question in the many many fan fics that have been written about Jacob and Renesmee.  Unfortunately, no one but Stephenie Meyer really knows the answer to this!  I have a feeling Jake will wait until she is truly old enough.  But when you consider the answer to the next question, your stomach might not churn so much.  

2. Despite her accelerated physical maturation, nothing is said of Renesmee’s intellectual maturation. Did she really learn to walk and talk and play the piano in a matter of days? This is starting to get really far-fetched

Renesmee’s ability to learn is just as accelerated as her growth.  If you look on page 529 of the hard back version of Breaking Dawn, you’ll see Bella reading a 3 month old Renesmee Tennyson… because she didn’t like repetition in her bed time stories.  It even says she could speak with flawless grammar, but preferred to show people her thoughts rather than speak.  

3. Why do all the vampires wear so many layers? We know it’s winter and all, but vampires are unaffected by the temperature. They’re all wearing coats and big, cozy sweaters – the Denalis are even in fur. Sure, we get that the vampires need to blend in with humans and it would be a giant red flag if Rosalie was walking around in a sundress in the snow, but still. It’s difficult to fight in a coat.

I think this is just a movie thing.  The actors can’t freeze.  And maybe the vampires like the feel of the layers.  But the costume department has to do what they have to do, right?  Consider that in the books the vampires wear very pale colors.  If they wear dark colors, they appear to be even more pale which draws attention to how unnatural their skin in.  Yet in the film, the vampires tend to wear darker colors so that the actors look paler.  It’s a minor detail that bugged me at the start, but I decided I had to let it go because it’s a Hollywood choice.  (I also have great resentment over the fact that Harry Potter’s eyes are blue in the films rather than green, but that’s a whole other story… and fandom…) 

4. Speaking of attire, we’re assuming that Alice and Jasper ran from Brazil to Forks with the other half-breed and his aunt. Alice is the ultimate fashionista – why didn’t she make them put some clothes on?

Going even deeper into the costume dilemma’s of the film, I think they dressed the vampires to help show off their nationality as well as their life style.  The Amazon coven is barely clothed.  So if you argue – why can the actors playing the Amazons freeze to death but the Denali coven is covered in furs?  I think it can be justified that the vampires who live in the wild will dress more animalistic.  Where as vampires like the Cullens and the Denalis dress more human-like because they want a more human life.  

 6. Can Mackenzie Foy fly IRL? We don’t recall Renesmee being able to fly in the books, so maybe this was something they added after they discovered her hidden talent? Either way, Jacob may have some competition from those adorable “Chronicle” boys in the future.

That moment jumped out at me, too.  No pun intended.  I really think they meant to make her jump, but it did look like she could fly!  No, Renesmee can’t fly.  But she has similar abilities to vampires that allow her to run fast and jump high.

7. How did Jasper get such a recent picture of Renesmee for her passport? When he and Alice left, Renesmee looked decidedly younger than she did when Bella met with J. Jenks, but the photo on the passport looked like present-day Renesmee.

Actually, I think the passport photo looks like Renesmee when Jasper and Alice left.  But if you read up in the Official Twilight Saga Guide, you will learn how skilled Jasper is with a computer.  Given what mere humans can do with photo shopping, I’m pretty sure Jasper could age Rensemee enough to get her an updated pass port.  In fact, in the book it’s J. Jenks that does the image altering.  Check page 668 of Breaking Dawn.  

8. The shelves in Bella and Edward’s cottage are stuffed to the gills with books. More stacks of books appeared to cover every single surface. Does Edward have a secret hoarding problem?

Again, this comes from reading the book.  Edward didn’t decorate the cottage; Alice and Esme did.  And Vampires do have a lot of books.  Consider what Edward’s room looked like in Twilight.  It was covered in music and books.  When you don’t ever sleep, you have to find something to do at night.    That is… until you get a vampire spouse!  

Hope this helps fill in some blanks!  

Need a Twi-Laugh? Next Movie to the Rescue!

Providing us with content that has NOTHING to do with any interviews or whos-wearing-what, Next Movie has rolled out a series of humorous posts.  First up are the Twilight inspired Garbage Pail Kids.  For those of you born in the 1980′s, you will remember gagging over the grossness of the cards.  Next Movie offers six new ones including Rabid Renesmee and Charred Charlie.  Here’s Belching Bella as a sample:

They also have a series of freaky face mash ups where they swap the faces of the actors in the shot.  There are seven total mash ups at this link.  Take a look at Bella and Edward hunting.

They are also asking you to “EFf, Marry, or Kill” Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Billy Burke. It means exactly what it sounds like! Which one would you pick to kill? You can vote at this link.

Finally, they have a video of all of RObert Pattinson’s most intense looks! Not just from Twilight but from all his films. Funny stuff!

Twilight Fan Meme

You’ve probably seen the popular “What the World Thinks of Me” memes going around Facebook. Well Next Movie just did their version of this with a number of movies: Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hobbit, Star Wars, etc. Here’s the Twilight one, but you really want to check out the rest of the images on Next Movie!

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Voted Second Most Anticipated Film of 2012

It’s the end of the year and lists are coming out all over the place for all sorts of different things from what fans liked this year and are looking forward to in 2012.  Next Movie had several polls going that the Twilight Saga was in the running for.  Bella and Edward were given second place after Ron and Hermione for best on screen couple.  Breaking Dawn Part 2 came in second to The Hunger Games for most anticipated movie of 2012.  But the two hottest dudes of 2011 were Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, taking in 95% of the votes between the them!

But take a very close look at the numbers for most of these results.  The difference between first and second place is always marginal.  Then third place is usually a single digit number.   Any way you slice it, fans that vote for on line things love Twilight… and they also love Harry Potter and Hunger Games.  Are we surprised?

See the whole list at Next Movie.  Leave us a comment on your thoughts about how the voting went.

Next Movie’s Most Anticipated Movie of 2012

It’s a neck-in-neck battle between Breaking Dawn and the Hunger Games over on Next Movie for the most anticipated movie of 2012. Go over and vote for your favorite! Poll closes on the 26th.

Next Movie Does Twilight Ice Cream and Breaking Dawn Poll

Next Movie has done a really hilarious job of parodying a bunch of 2011 movies as Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors. Check out the Twilight one here, but hit their site to see the rest including take offs on New Year’s Day, Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, and Midnight in Paris (starring Michael Sheen).

Also while you are over at Next Movie, vote for Breaking Dawn 2 in the most anticipated 2012 movie poll. Currently it’s an intense battle between The Hunger Games and Breaking Dawn.

Bella and Edward Make NextMovie’s List of Top Moments

Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Breaking DawnNextMovie is running a list of what they felt were the biggest movie related stories of 2011.   Bella and Edward’s wedding night antics makes their list coming in at number five.  Says NextMovie: All that pent up lust… is released in a violent explosion of passion that results in shredded pillows, a broken headboard and the conception of a mommy-eating monster vampire baby. All the debates over Team Edward vs. Team Jacob have been resolved, and by all accounts, the ultimate winners in the Bella sweepstakes are the fans themselves. It’s about time.

The Twilight Saga wasn’t the only fandom getting attention on their list.  The Hobbit is listed at number fifteen while Dark Night came in at number nine.  Number two went to the casting frenzy surrounding the Hunger Games and number one went to Harry Potter for reaching the end of their movie franchise.

Let us know in the comments if you think NextMovie got the list right or if you think Bella and Edward deserved an alternate spot on their list.

Read the whole list at NextMovie.

MTV’s Next Movie Has A Collection of If Twilight Were Other Movies Posters

Hilarious 8 renditions over at Next Movie. Our favorite is below.

With the release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” it’s safe to say that the “Twilight” movies are kind of popular. Or at least a gazillion fans seem to think so.

And they think Bella, Edward and Jacob are pretty swoon-worthy, too. In fact, why not just put these three love-torn characters in … every romantic movie ever made?

We enlisted our friend Old Red Jalopy to recast eight love stories with the characters from “Twilight.” Brace yourself, Twi-hards: These romantic movies just got romantic-er.

8 Actors Who Auditioned for Twilight

MTV’s Next Movie has a piece featuring people who auditioned for Twilight and didn’t get the part they auditioned for. Some of them are more urban legend and myth (like Vanessa Hudgens) than reality, but it’s a fun mix.

“The “What If” game is an entertaining way to burn a few hours. What if you went to Vassar instead of Arizona State University? What if you never went to happy hour that night? What if the Portland Trailblazers had drafted Michael Jordan?

Cinema is one of the best, and most maddening, places to play the “What If” game. Only a few truly great roles float around Hollywood each year. A-list actors jockey against one another for these parts, and the up-and-comers battle it out in auditions. What if Denzel Washington had accepted the lead role in “Ray”? What if Francis Ford Coppola had cast Frank Sinatra as Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”? What if Ashton Kutcher had played Bruce Wayne in “Batman Begins”? The questions go on and on.

Auditions for “The Twilight Saga” drew every young actor with a half-decent agent. For this reason, there are plenty of “What If” scenarios with actors who have made names for themselves in other projects.”

Shiloh Fernandez Auditioned for: Edward Cullen
Background: According to “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke, “I brought the four guys that I thought were the best and she [Kristen Stewart] had to make out with them or do four different scenes with them and at the end of those two days she said, ‘It’s gotta be Rob.’” Fernandez was one of those forgotten other three.
What If: Getting the role of Edward instead of Hardwicke’s consolation prize to him (Peter in “Red Riding Hood”) would have been astronomically better for Fernandez’s career. However, he doesn’t hold any grudges. When asked, “‘Twilight’ or “Harry Potter’”? He answered, “I have to support my director and say ‘Twilight.’” Although that was before he saw the box office of “Red Riding Hood.”

Check out the list on MTV

Twilight Meets South Park?

Don’t worry, Kenny isn’t about to invade Forks, though it would be pretty hilarious if Kenny bought it at the hands of a vampire or werewolf.

MTV’s Next Movie in honor of South Park’s return to TV, turned some popular movie characters into South Park style cartoons. Check out the full catalogue here. The Hunger Games and the Harry Potter ones are pretty good. what do you think of the Twilight version?