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Monday, November 24, 2008

Movie Review: Twilight

I *just* finished Twilight the book. I had to watch the movie after the book...had to, had to, had to. And since I have been talking about the book to my girls, they were excited to see it too. Even Tim was intrigued!

So we took a trip down to Boone and enjoyed a very light crowd at their theater.

I'll start with the negatives: the characters were a bit over-brooding than I related to in the book. There was a lot of embellishments to the movie that were not in the book. I didn't dislike it but I couldn't help critiquing it. I didn't expect it to be exactly like the book, but it sort of took a departure.

And overall -- not a negative or a positive -- it felt like it was on speed. There was a lot to the story in the book...the build up...the way we learned things about everyone...that was just sped through in the movie. But, hey, how do you cram 400+ pages into a movie?

I cringed thinking that this movie may have been too teeny-bopper for Tim. Surprisingly, we came out of the theater with him liking it a lot and thinking it was pretty cool. I had to make sure he wasn't just pulling my leg.

We then decided that we all wanted to be a vampire family. So Tim surmised that we do some googling, to figure out where we could find where vampires "hang out" and invite them to drink our blood, so that we could hang out anywhere and do anything and never age. Now doesn't sound divine?

Overall, the movie is really entertaining. The characters are not totally how I imagined them from the book, but I think they did a decent job with casting and they all did a decent job of putting this fabulous book to the big screen. But please, if you must, read the book instead/before/versus the movie.

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