Sunday, December 7, 2008

Twilight - the movie

Well, it's taken me awhile to get to this post. I think it's because I've had to think really hard about how I felt about it. I know that books are ALWAYS better than the movie.

The second movie that my husband and I went to was Stephen King's Dreamcatcher. I've been a Stephen King fan since I started reading. Anyways, I'm really surprised my husband saw me again after that movie. The beginning wasn't all that bad, but by the end I was literally yelling (under my breath) at the screen. The ending was HORRIBLE!!! But, he did see me again, and now he's stuck for life.

Back to Twilight. We went on opening night. A group of about ten 30 year olds. The showing was at 10:15 and we got there at 9. The line was already going out to the parking lot, and it was cold.

I did not like the movie. I was the only one in our group that felt that way. I guess my expectations were too high. The movie was really choppy. I don't feel like they got even 1/2 the story in.
I was able to laugh at the cheesy parts, there was nothing else to do but laugh!

But, they left way too much out! There was no character development. We have no idea what anyone else is like. Rosemarie was the least talked about in the book and the most developed in the movie. WTH?!?!?

So, I had expected to like it and promised to take my daughter on Sunday. We made a family event and DH and son went to.

Son liked it the most, DH wasn't sure. Neither of them have read the book. Daughter was like me, she wanted character development. I think this is the first movie she has watched after reading the book. I tried to warn her not to compare the two, but she did.

Since my thoughts were so low, I actually enjoyed it the second time!

I am still excited for the second movie. I just hope the budget is bigger and the movie is longer. I want more character development. They did so good in the book!

Oh, and I was talking to the in-laws foreign exchange student last night. She saw the movie and loved it, but hasn't read the books. So, I immediately bought her all 4 for Christmas. (another reason for the over budget)

1 comment:

kalea_kane said...

Thank you for enterring my blog contest. Now a question. Do you think that I would like Twilight having never read the book with the knowledge that I was also PO'd about the ending of Dreamcatcher? Have a great day!!!!