Friday, December 5, 2008
Speaking of vampires in yesterday's post, I think it's quite fitting to also comment on the newly released movie from Stephanie Meyer's cult book series Twilight.
I resisted Twilight for a while because it got so many insane followers. Teenage girls ate this book up, reading it and devoruing it by the masses. I didn't know what I was going to get myself into when I read it, but I am glad that I did.
I was also a bit nervous for the movie and how they would portray it, but I saw the movie last night, and it was very close to the book's plot details. I thought that there were no big surprises or differences: if anything, she did a great job syncing up the book and movie, even though parts were difficult to comprehend at times.
My criticism of the movie isn't too long of a list. I think that if someone hadn't read the book, the movie might not be interesting and it would be very difficult to follow. I had questions on the movie at times, but my book knowledge helped me understand certain parts. I know the movie got ripped apart for cheesy action scenes and special effects, but I didn't think they were too bad. Those parts HAD to be in there, and I don't think there's really a way to make it look real in any respect.
The love scenes were a bit dramatic, but that's how they were in the book! You can't criticize the movie's dramatic romance because it was exactly as Meyer wrote it in the book. It was a bit cheesy, but I ate it up, and I'm sure girls and women out there did too.
The casting job, I thought, was well done. I didn't question any roles. I didn't think the actor's were that terrible either, as I have heard some people criticize both acting and the actors selected for Bella and Edward.
Some embellishments were a bit much, but I guess they were necessary to fill in some spots from the book and to add to the future movies they will probably make in the future. Does anyone know if they're going to make the whole series?
I'm interested to see where Meyer is going to take the plot because I have only read Twilight thus far. I did get a sneak peak at the conflict in the next book because the movie gave it away, but that's okay. I'm not too angry about it.
So, what did you think of the Twilight movie?