Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Charlie's Angels


I wish to declare today as Chief Swan Day. Why? Well, I challenge anyone to deny that Billy Burke stole every scene he was in (yes, even the two that He Who Makes Me Swoon was in). So, here's to you Chief Swan! Go have yourself an ice cold brew and some fish fry because you did what is virtually impossible otherwise: you made me notice that someone else was in the room with Edward Cullen: YOU!



I totally agree, Spank. I was annoyed at how much Charlie was on Edward and Bella's case in the book, like why is he trying to stand in the way of TRUE LOVE and why in the name of everything that is holy would he try to get Bella to ditch Edward and spend more time with Jacob?! But when I saw Billy Burke on screen, I loved him. LOVED him. I loved how awkward he was with Bella, how protective he was of her and especially loved the gun-cleaning part where he snapped his rifle together before agreeing to meet Edward. And yes, my heart broke for him when Bella said those mean things to him before leaving to get away from James. That whole..."But I just got you back." Gah. Kills me every time. Mainly I just want Charlie to be my Dad. Charlie? Can you be my Dad? Is it even legal to adopt a 30 year old married woman with young children? I don't know, but I'm gonna make some phone calls tomorrow and find out. I'll even bring you your beer and will pretend it's not weird that you have beer in almost every scene of the movie or that you nickname it "Vitamin R". Will you love me enough to give me a can of mace too?



I appreciated both Charlies, Book Charlie and Movie Charlie. Book Charlie was able to win us over slowly with his understanding and quiet compassion. Movie Charlie had me at "played by Billy Burke." In fact, my only gripe with Movie Charlie is this: how could you subject Bella to Buttcrack Santa? If only you'd had Bella cook for you at home, like Book Charlie, we never would have had to endure his "kids love the tiny bottles" line.





When I read Twilight (the first time) I wasn't feeling all the love for Charlie. I mean, he kinda seemed like a slave driver to me. But then, hello, Billy Burke rocked it. Big time! That was one of the things that impressed me most about Twilight (not counting every single scene that Edward is in.) But I was a little annoyed at the first conversation outside when the Blacks came to deliver the truck to Bella. Could they use the word "here" once more?? Yikes.... "ole billy here, ole charlie here....." Hopefully they'll be able to weave him in as much if not more in New Moon. He added so much, so much, so much, what's the right word... oh BEER!


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8 comments:

Brenda Jean said...

I LOVED Charlie in the movie. They couldn't have picked a better actor and I wanted him to be my sherrif, my dad, and though he's not sparkly, I think he's hot in a comfy "I'll protect you" way. I notice none of you mentioned that he's on Team Jacob. Just saying:)

ValarieLea said...

I am reading New Moon again, and it will be interesting to see how much he will be in this movie. He really is a big part of the book.

Valerie(momof3crazykids) said...

I too loved Charlie in the movie!

Twilighter Migrah said...

Charlie was one of the characters that was actually RIGHT. Because many of the characters just didn't fit the way they should. Charlie couldn't have been more perfect.

The awkwardness he had with Bella was totally amazing because that is how his character is supposed to be. His look, was the look of Charlie.

Dani said...

I love Charlie. Billy Burke is so perfect for him. I also cannot wait to see him in New Moon!

elentarivarda said...

Yeah, I LOVED Charlie. I was annoyed with him in the book (mostly over the incessant Jacob crap) - but during the first viewing of the movie - I was instantly won over. He might even be my favorite person in the movie. Seriously. :) He reminds me of my father. Quiet and nervous around me...but I know he loves me to death. :)

Shannon said...

I agree... Billy Burke stole every scene he was in! The gun-cleaning scene was one of my faves!

Liz said...

Billy Burke was awesome...I have actually verbalized that out loud several times! thank god for him. gun-cleaning scene= awesome.