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Twilight!!!!!!!!!

Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 11/21/08 02:19 PM

Twilight is here!!!!!!

Who's going to see it this weekend?

My 11 yr old daughter is probably going to go into cardiac arrest if we don't.

I've been reading user reviews on Yahoo, and they haven't been all that great, though. Although all the trailers and specials I've been seing look amazing.

We have both read all the books (well, she is on the 4th one right now). So we'll be able to compare them.

Oh - and a little poll for you guys: Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Posted By: Helen Doll Making Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 11/21/08 02:26 PM

OH YEAH!!!

My daughter and I are going on Sunday, I can't wait!

We found the books by accident this Summer at a book store where a friend of hers works in the young reader section. She raved about it and said we HAD to read them, so we bought the first one and DEVOURED it. Then got the other two and went through them even faster.

I thought there were only three books in the series. What is the fourth one?
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 11/21/08 04:43 PM

"Breaking Dawn"

Ha-Ha! Now you have to go get another book. grin

Just in case, in order they go:

Twilight
New Moon
Eclipse
Breaking Dawn
Posted By: toddzgrrl02

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 11/23/08 05:36 AM

I've read them all and I am a Team Edward fan. I saw the movie today with a friend and we loved it. It was interesting how they did all the thought from the book, although they didn't do nearly enough. Especially when it came to what the other boy was thinking and Edward hearing what he was thinking, or what the guys that circled Bella were thinking etc. Or even what Edward was thinking when she first walked in the classroom. Would have explained a lot for ppl not familiar with the books.
Posted By: Kimmi08

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 12/04/08 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: ChelleLaunch&Spirituality
Twilight is here!!!!!!

Who's going to see it this weekend?

My 11 yr old daughter is probably going to go into cardiac arrest if we don't.

I've been reading user reviews on Yahoo, and they haven't been all that great, though. Although all the trailers and specials I've been seing look amazing.

We have both read all the books (well, she is on the 4th one right now). So we'll be able to compare them.

Oh - and a little poll for you guys: Team Edward or Team Jacob?


I just posted this on another site about this same topic.

Hi, everyone. Just wanted to chime in. My daughter (age 13) is absolutely obsessed with this whole series but get this. She's read it over three times but every time, she's talking with her friends and they all critique it so harshly with statements like "this sucks" or "why do I do this to myself" yet, they had me take them all (10 girls mind you), to see the movie of which I enjoyed.

My daughter was like "mom, you don't get it. you'd have to read the book and then you would say the movie sucked" I just smiled but let them all know that movies never do books justice. I used to be a Stephen King fan and they did movies on his books and just totally made a mess of 'em. (I think).

Anyway, she enjoyed the first book but this recent one, that we had to sit in a Barnes and Noble for several hours until finally at midnight the book boy brought 'em out and the girls literally attacked him like crazy, this particular book she despises yet craves at the same time. For a whole week after reading it, she carried it around with her with this sneaky smile on her face like Linus with his blanket.

Once, my lil' son (age 10) hid it from her and boy, the house was in uproar until he finally came clean and told her and boy did she let him have it. He just walked off giggling. Hubbie and I were looking at each other confused. Then he says to me, "and I thought you were crazy about Y&R but this takes the cake." I guess, we have a family of obsessions.
It's like an addiction you wanna give up but are too drawn in. Go figure.

My oldest daughter (1st year in college), she says Stephanie Meyer should take a break writing because her efforts are becoming too painful to read. This comes from an avid reader. Go figure on that one. Happy holidays everyone.
Posted By: Lynn_B

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 12/04/08 03:28 PM

The first three books were great; but I wasn't at all thrilled with Breaking Dawn. It just felt like she'd really given up on the storyline and was doing ust what she needed to do to fulfill her contractual oblications.
Posted By: Wonder

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 01/08/09 10:46 PM

This movies was great, I loved it.... Better than the book..
Posted By: Cynthia99

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 01/13/09 03:17 PM

Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 03/16/09 06:49 PM

I thought the movie was very sweet for Teenagers, but not at all believable. It was also one of those movies that lie to young girls - making out that teenage boys are sexless - like Edward wouldn't have tried it on with Bella! Not even a kiss. If I was Bella I'd be questioning if Edward was gay LOL. I'm on Edward's team, the other guy is nothing! Completley dull - and in the looks department, there's no comparrison, Edward out shines him completley.

I also really didn't like the way they changed nearly every vampire myth - why didn't the writer just make up a new monster hybrid if she was going to do that. Plus, the actress playing Bella was miscast IMO - she was just so dull too.

I found the film, very long, slow and unbelievable. There wasn't enough action. No horror at all for a vamp movie. I did think it was cute though, and could imagine watching it on a rainy afternoon.

I think they really need to up the stakes if they expect the sequals to do as well - some action would have been nice. I actually wanted them to kill Bella at the end - it would have made it more interesting. The biggest insult was the changing of all the vamp myths except the drinking of blood. It's boring not to have the crusifix, garlic, holy water and sunlight, stake through the heart etc. There was lots of eye candy in it though LOL.
Posted By: Jeanette - Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 03/23/09 05:47 PM

I think a lot of people are disappointed with the movie version because 1) It is aimed at teenagers and 2) The author is a devout Christian so it didn't surprise me to hear of realy no sexual scenes in the books or movies.
Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 03/23/09 06:11 PM

Yeah, Jeanette, I agree. I realized that it was aimed at teenagers and appreciated that, but what I didn't appreciate was that IMO, it's aimed at teenagers in the 1950's LOL, and even they were probably more risque. I mean, as if a 90 yr old vampire is going to be sexless, to me it adds to the whole Cinderella fairy tale myth that young girls are brought up with.
I wasn't surprised to hear that the author is a devout Christian, I've read much better teen books.

The Secret Circle trilogy by L.J Smith, about a coven of witches are far superior books IMO, and was written years before Twilight, and is also much more realistic to it's readers, I know it was made into a TV show for a while, but it could have been a great movie.
Posted By: alda

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 03/28/09 10:22 PM

Hey there, I always enjoy vampire movies. Twilight was abit young in the sense of character, lifestyle with very predictable story board. I still put Underworld 1 & 2 at my toplist. =) Just me, Alda
Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/03/09 09:12 PM

I'm reading Twilight at the moment, and I must say, so far I'm so impressed with the writing - I think Meyer's great. A fantastic inspiration for a teen writer such as myself, she sets the mood brilliantly from the start.
Posted By: Deanna - New Age

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/03/09 09:41 PM

I finally read Twilight last month,and just got New Moon from the library. It was good. I'm looking forward to seeing it on video.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/07/09 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor
I wasn't surprised to hear that the author is a devout Christian, I've read much better teen books.


Originally Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor
I'm reading Twilight at the moment, and I must say, so far I'm so impressed with the writing - I think Meyer's great. A fantastic inspiration for a teen writer such as myself, she sets the mood brilliantly from the start.


OK Steve, which is it? wink

I really liked the books, the movie (as with all movies that I read the book first) - I was disappointed. There was just so much left out. Although the director did capture a lot more than I thought she would. Because honestly, this book is not as much about vampires as it is about teen love and all that "angst" that goes along with. The vampire stuff just makes it more fun and exciting.

I will write up my real review one day, I promise. But let me say, I hated Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward. He wayyyyyy overplayed the tortured vampire bit. I am hoping for more out of New Moon especially since we will see more of Jacob. I think that kid is a cutie (but he would not have been my first choice for the role either, too young (I thought Steven Straight who played Warren Peace in Sky High would have been perfect). But I got that little glimpse of hard anger in his eyes at the end of the movie, and he may do better than I think. Plus my 11 yr old daughter is totally in love with him. If they find someone else she will probably go picket Hollywood! LOL!

If Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) or Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) were just a little younger I would be pushing like crazy for one of them to be Edward. (Jordan wants Jensen Ackles, I showed her a picture of him, and she is crushing all over the place! - He is a little hottie.)

Another guy I like is Ben Barnes from "stardust" and "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Tristan" - although he is dark haired, so there's not enough contrast - but they could color his hair!

I just really like anyone but Pattinson. He was good in "Harry Potter". What happened to him here?
Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/07/09 01:43 PM

HAHA - I know, I noticed my quotes being complete opposites Michelle. I actually thought Twilight was another teen book I'd read years ago, but then after seeing the movie and discussing it, realised it wasn't (it was Twilight something though I'm sure smile )
I'm reading it now, I saw the movie first, so I did have that in my head, but I'm really impressed with Meyers writing - the first chapter sets the tone brilliantly.

I disagree to a certain extent on Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward, I think he's very hot, he has beautiful features, cheek-bones etc, but I do think he looked rather menacing in certain parts where he should have been looking in love LOL. He actually admitted this in an interview on Myspace though LOL. I also, don't know who agrees with this - loved his hair LOL. My friend thought it looked ridiculous, but I'm thinking of going for it myself HAHA.

I think Jensen Ackles would have been good too (but they have three, maybe four movies to make don't forget and look how fast Harry Potter grew up - and Jensen can't pass for a teen any more. Jared Padalecki would have been good I think, just lighten his hair, but all these actors have links. I'm glad they cast a rather unkown in the part. I wish they'd do more of that.

I thought Taylor Lautner looked a bit of a minger in the movie, but then I saw him with his hair short - and (as we were discussing Michelle) what a difference a hair style makes - he looks a thousand times better looking. I didn't even recognise him LOL.

TBH, the one I thought was miscast was Bella - I'm so sick of seeing the 'good girl next door' look in these teen movies. I know it's so all girls can relate, but I just think she should have been stunning, although she might mature into it. I do think she's attractive, but it's lucky Edward's so attracted to her blood, because I don't think he'd have noticed her otherwise (he says sarcastically) LOL.

With most books though, you have the character in your mind, so when it goes to movie, they never live up to it. I didn't like Sissy Spaceck as Carrie, I thought her performance was outstanding - fantastic, but Carrie was suppossed to be a pretty, overweight girl with pimples in the book. Not a skinny, plain girl - but that's another subject. I just mean, the characters are always set in your head, so they never live up to it when you see the movie smile

Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/07/09 01:50 PM

Exactly!

That is why I try to not read the book first if I know I am going to be reviewing the movie - but oh well.

I purposely didn't read Watchmen until after I saw the movie because I wnated "fresh eyes" for the review - and am very glad I did it that way. The movie was amazing, but the book even more so. I probably would have been disappointed if I had read first, and that movie didn't deserve disappointment.
Posted By: Horror_Movies_Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/07/09 07:17 PM

Actually, I was going to go see Watchmen the other day (on my Birthday) but we went to see 'A Haunting in Conneticut) - which was quite good, but anyway...

My friends all said, you have to read the Watchmen book before seeing the movie (even though they mostly saw the movie first). So what do you think Michelle? Movie first, then novel? I heard there are a few differences with them, as in the book, some of the superheroes aren't as super?

Also, on about Twilight, I just watched the funniest post on youtube, where someone had bleeped out certain words on a Twilight special to make it seem like they were all cussing LOL. Mind you - the actors do swear a lot, I've noticed. And doesn't the girl who plays Bella look a lot sexier/fiestier in real life with her dark red hair? I think she should have had it more like that in the movie.
I was pleased to see the actors knew that the movie was very sexless, and seemed to find it all very amusing. Edward C is really funny in interviews, he doesn't mind making fun of himself.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/07/09 09:33 PM

my opinion - see Watchmen before reading it. Because then you aren't sitting there going "why wasn't this in?" or "they did this out of order" or "he said that, not her", etc.

You can enjoy the movie without picking it apart.

It is a very intelligent movie - it will make you think, it's not just a sit back and enjoy, you have to get involved in this one to truly appreciate it.

Then when you read the book it just fleshes things out so much more.

I loved both!
Posted By: Deanna - New Age

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 04/09/09 05:54 AM

Okay... I just finished New Moon - and I voted Team Edward. I almost voted Team Jacob because he's warm and soft and tall smile What turned my vote... spoiler alert in case you haven't read book 2...

When Edward came back, Jacob basically said he couldn't be her friend anymore. Edward didn't make that demand of her. I wanted Jacob to stay and fight, though really, what were the chances LOL.

I enjoyed both books; they reminded me what it was like to be in love when I was a teenager. All that passion and drama... the good old days LOL.
Posted By: chica13801

Re: Twilight!!!!!!!!! - 09/01/09 11:31 PM

I LOVE TWILIGHT. The movie sucked after reading all of the books. I hate the movie, i love how HOTTTT Taylor Lautner- Jacob. I totally wish Bella and Jacob got together instead of Edward. Sure i loved him too until i watched the movie then i changed sides. But i love the idea of Edward and Bella in the books. Jacobs so more adventurace in the books and Edward is Romantic, trying to do whats right.I love it all. Twilight is my favorite. I have read all of the books more than 10 times. My favorite is Breaking Dawn, or Eclipse. I like the big fights.
I LOVE TWILIGHT!!!!!!

Oh yeah The guy that plays Emmett is HOTTTT too.

Darci
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