Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pardon the Pun, but Twilight Just Plain Sucks

(Image from Barnes & Noble)

This week is going to be a fun one at BBB - I'll be drawing a winner for the Taken By Storm giveaway, announcing more giveaways, and I may even have a review or two. But first, I must rant. Hubs and I watched Twilight last night - oh boy, have I got a few things to say about that! If you adored the movie, you may just want to skip this post. If not, read on ...

So, I know I'm the last woman on Earth to see Twilight. I had plans to see it when it came out, but after hearing friends' mixed reviews, I wasn't sure I wanted to watch it at all, let alone pay astronomical amounts of money for theater tickets. Now that it's out on DVD, though, curiosity got the better of me - hubs brought the movie home last night and we watched. And snickered. And rolled our eyes. And giggled. It was soooo, soooo bad. Honestly, the best part of the movie was the scenery. Of course, I'm Washington born and bred, so I could be a bit biased ...

Perhaps I'm being a bit too critical (Me? Never!), but seriously, the movie was awful. The plot was choppy - I don't know if it would make sense to anyone who hadn't read the books. None of the actors seemed comfortable in their roles - Bella was too serious; Edward too awkward; Jacob too - I don't know - wrong. The relationship between Bella and Edward progressed too fast, and I didn't feel any real chemistry between the two. In fact, all of the actors seemed stiff, cold and melodramatic. The only person in the movie who acted naturally was Stephenie Meyer herself! And as for the dialogue - yikes. Cheese, cheese, cheese.

All you have to do is scroll through this blog to see that I am a Meyer fan. Not a screechy, obsessive, prom dress-wearing, psycho fan, but a fan. I adored Twilight, loved New Moon, and liked Eclipse. True, I haven't quite gotten around to Breaking Dawn (even though it's been sitting on my shelf for months), but I will. Like I said, I'm a fan. Of the books. The movie just didn't capture the drama and passion of the story at all. Not that I'm surprised - in my opinion (be it ever so humble), films rarely do justice to the books on which they're based. There are exceptions, of course (Gone With the Wind comes to mind), but Twilight is soooo not one of them. I did stay awake through the movie, which is saying something since I snoozed through The Dark Knight, Quantum Solace, and every other DVD I've viewed lately, but I think that had a lot more to do with the two glasses of Mountain Dew I drank rather than any magic happening on-screen. Or maybe it was my husband laughing uproariously on the couch next to me. At any rate, I think you get the picture - Twilight (the movie) just plain sucks. And yes, the pun was intended.

8 comments:

  1. I agree. I thought it was way too cheesy and dramatic. Who would be attracted to a girl who complains about everything in a melotone voice and a guy who also never smiles? I laughed out loud at some especially pathetic parts.

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  2. I didn't like it either. Edward was all wrong in his body language. Jacob was just plain weird looking. I saw it in the theatre and can't even bring myself to watch the DVD.

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  3. I loved the first three books, but hated the fourth one, so I decided to skip the movie. I'm looking forward to your review of Breaking Dawn.

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  4. Completely agree. The movie was terrible. My friends and I laughed a bit during the whole thing. Love the books, though. :)

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  5. I haven't seen it. Don't plan to unless I can it for free at Redbox and have nothing better to do for two hours.

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  6. I haven't seen it yet but I borrowed my SIL's DVD a couple weeks ago. I even went so far as to put it in my DVD changer.

    I need to watch it soon & think it will be okay because I don't have high hopes. I'll keep several magazines with me too.

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  7. Twilight is like American Idol for me - I refuse to see it just because so many people are crazy about it.

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  8. I went to the theater with my girlfriends. I thought I only good actress in was the girl who played Jessica. Otherwise it did suck(pun intended) and continues to suck, especially since by girlfriends bought to for me for my b-day as a joke. I watched it again hoping it would grow on me, it didn't. New Moon is my favorite book in the series so I will most likely see that one too. The actors that are cast for the Wolf pack look like they can pull it off. Even Taylor Launter, who plays Jacob Black seems to be taking his role more serious. I guess we will see.

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