06-03-2008 09:34 AM
LordRuthven wrote:Same one I saw.
Didn't get the preview from youtube. I watched the one the studio released, and not the teaser either. It was terrible; bad acting, hooky, vague, and cliched.
06-03-2008 06:09 PM
Oh, plenty of teens are going to go see it though. Case in point; the difference between the movie "Jumper" and the books. The movie was a total rip of the first book. BUT SOOO many people still went and saw it, now they opting to make 3 more.
I can easily see this happening with "Twilight" as well.
06-17-2008 02:48 AM - edited 06-17-2008 02:50 AM
Message Edited by soul2quz on 06-17-2008 02:50 AM
06-20-2008 09:45 AM
06-22-2008 05:19 PM
You bring up some great points. I have wondered why this series has sold so phenomenally while other comparable YA has had no real fanfare. My conclusion is that – like Romeo and Juliet – there's something wonderful about that first, perfect love and in a world where evil seems to pervade everything and everyone, it's a beautiful thing to read about such a "pure" relationship...
socalifgirl wrote:I really enjoy the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer and am very curious as to how they are going to do the movie. Looking forward to it!I think the series really hits a nerve with younger people. The Bela character is so believeable and Edward, I can just picture him so well in my mind. So I really can't wait to see the movie and see if my image of him is also what others see.
07-11-2008 06:50 PM
07-13-2008 12:04 AM
07-16-2008 02:24 AM
Current book(s): The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison (The Hollows #12)
Just finished: Black Arts by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #7)
07-16-2008 12:15 PM
07-29-2008 09:56 AM
I know that she isn't the best author in this category. Still, I loved the books. My mother-in-law gave them to me just after Christmas and I read them all twice so far. I do have to admit that after stepping away from the books, I did find them predictable. This is a characteristic I don't normally care for. However, I was so swept up in the books that I don't think I noticed as much while reading them. She is really good at capturing the reader into the romance. I know that it doesn't aways appeal to men; but I think that a lot of women can relate to the emotion of that time in their lives, and many have had a whiney point in their lives too (not all of them will admit it though).
I am also looking forward to the movie. I'm sure I'll be disappointed. I often try to watch movies before I read the books so that I can enjoy them both more, but it doesn't always work out that way. I will try to remember that the movie is just that and not the book. So, we'll have to see.
07-29-2008 11:12 AM
I agree, at first I did not like the choice of Pattinson, I always saw him more ast Kyle Shmid or something of the like, and I hate the choices fro Carlysle (spelling?) and Esme they are way too old
07-29-2008 11:19 AM
LordRuthven wrote:Yeah, I wasn't overly impressed with the trailer either. It looked like something that might have meaning to people who have read the books, but it just looked like a dude leaping through trees to me...no real resonance because I don't know what it is all about.I have a question for the fans, though - what makes this series so good? There have been other teen vampire romance novels before this, what is it about Meyers' books that pops out and makes them superior to the others? Is her writing style better? Are the stories innovative? Just curious. This is the emergent trend in vampire fiction and I like to keep up with this stuff.
I agree, if they dont make the trailer, they are going to loose those who have not read the books, which would not be a huge loss seeing as the Twilight Series has beat the Harry potter books on the charts
07-29-2008 08:08 PM
I didn't know that they had a whole twilight room.
You obviously haven't been to the "Teen Reads" board. The reason it has twice as many threads as all the others here? Twilight.
08-04-2008 12:27 PM
Stephenie Meyers had a list actors who she wanted to play in the movie and they fitted my idea of what each character should look like, but once I saw the trailer I was sadly disappointed. The characters don't look like what I had imagined the people in the book would look like.
Im stoked to see Twilight the movie!!!! I hope it stays true to the book. Lets pray that the movie is better then the previews or trailer LOL.
08-04-2008 11:19 PM
I think they got close to what I had invasion for Edward but Bella was way off I hope they don't mess this movie up for me.
I lost my confidence in Hollywood after the Eragon Disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-05-2008 12:10 PM
i think both was off. wayyyyyy off. haha. who they choosed for Edward disapionted me. lol.
never read the book or seen the movie.
was the book good?
08-05-2008 05:12 PM
yeah the book was great but not only did the movie change the ending and half the book, but they complty made up the half they changed. EX. killing charecters that are still alive 2 books latter later!!
08-06-2008 03:48 PM
That's the danger of Hollywood making a book into a movie. When you read a novel, you perceive characters in certain way and if the movie deviates from your visuals, it's usually disappointing. I can list dozens of movies that haven't lived up to my expectations after reading the novels:
1. Dune by Frank Herbert
2. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
3. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
4. Children of Men by P.D. James
5. Eragon by Paolini
6. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
7. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
8. Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
9. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
10. 2010 by Arthur C. Clarke
11. Enemy Mine by Barry Longyear
12. Clan of the Cabe Bear by Jean Auel
13. The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
And that's just off the top of my head! It's gotten to the point where I almost hope none of my favorite books are ever made into movies....