Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Twilight: The Book and the Movie

I think that I am perhaps the only person on the planet that did not like the book, TWILIGHT. Well, that's not true. I know Stephen King didn't like it, and he took it, and it's author Stephanie Meyer, to task about it. I guess that should make me feel a bit better, since I agree with Stephen King, and he's published a kajillion books. Problem is, I don't like his stuff either - not for the same reasons. He writes well, just scares the bejeebers out of me. I didn't like the writing in TWILIGHT, I didn't like the dialogue, I didn't like the story, I didn't like that it was, well, boring. Of course, I compare all vampire lore to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and it just didn't live up.

Now the movie adaptation is out on DVD. I didn't see it in the theaters, not wanting to waste money on a movie when I know I didn't like the book. Now that I can watch it at home, however, I'm considering giving it a chance. Mostly because the guy star was in Harry Potter, but partially because I don't want to feel left out in my pop culture obsession.

I usually find the movie version of books less than par. I always enjoy the books more, possibly because the movie never lives up to my imagination when I'm reading the story. However, in this case, there are no expectations, so maybe the movie will be okay.

Have you seen it? Did you like it? Did you like the book?

1 comment:

  1. Well I'm way behind on things. I haven't read the books and I haven't seen the movies either. I suppose that I should at least attempt to read the first book so that when DD asks about it I can give her my opinion, but I don't know. All my friends have become quite addicted. I may wait a bit longer for all the rush to die down though. I don't mind being the last to know.


Have you bought your copy of "The List" yet? Will you buy one if I beg? Pleeeeeeeze?