Hamilton, Madison, and Jay

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight Review

Yes, we went and saw Twilight this weekend. We have both read the entire series by Stephenie Meyer, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We were a little apprehensive to see the movie, given Hollywood's inability to translate a book to the big screen, but we resigned ourselves to the fact that it was well worth seeing it in it's opening weekend.

We will give no spoilers in this review other than to reveal that there are some significant differences between the book and the movie. For those that just groaned, take heart. The movie stays very true to the book. The changes made were to move the movie along, and cut out any sort of redundancy that people may have groaned about in the movie. The redundancy, of course, comes in the discussions that Bella has with Edward, and vice versa.

In short, the movie was very, very good; excellent even. We were pleasantly surprised with how well it actually turned out. For those hopeless romantics out there, the tagline to the movie --"When you can live forever what do you live for?" -- reinforces the love that Bella and Edward have for one another. For those looking for action or suspense, the same scenes from the book are included in the movie pretty much as they occurred.

WE highly recommend this movie to those that have read the book. I cannot stress that point enough. Non-readers will watch this movie, and proclaim it to be too kiddish; too teen oriented. If you have not read Twilight chances are you will not like the movie. If you have not read the series, you have plenty of time to catch up. The buzz on the street is that New Moon will be released in 2010; Eclipse in 2012; Breaking Dawn (it's right recently acquired by Summit Entertainment) in 2014. Additionally we urge people to read the series. It is an easily read series, on par with Harry Potter, and trust me when I assure you that like Pringles, one will simply not be enough. Thomas and I burned through the entire series -- all four books -- in a single week.

So if you have anticipated this movie since it was announced that it was being released, then by all means go see it. You will not be disappointed. Parents will also take heart that the movie, while rated PG-13, lacks many things that they see in current PG-13 offerings, and pushes the rating's boundaries. There is no sex in the movie, no graphic gore, or graphic violence. We saw many families and couples coming out of the theater before our showing, and roughly 90% of them were buzzing about the movie. (Yes, teenage girls will be going ga-ga for both Edward and Jacob.)



Blogger Juanita's Journal said...

I'm going to be blunt. I didn't hate the movie. I thought it was . . . okay. But I found it slightly cheesy and very unoriginal. As as a screen couple, Bella and Edward are boring as hell.

For a good teen vampire love story, I think I'll stick with the first three seasons of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYERS.

November 24, 2008 at 10:49 AM  

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