Sunday, January 4, 2009


Ok so I caved into the hype and watched the movie for Twilight. I have yet to read the books so at the risk of being drawn and quartered...

I actually really liked the movie. It was cute in that kitchie tween movie way. You could feel the connection between the two, however, the actor for Jacob and Emmit are the CUTE ones (My 15 year old daughter agrees). Now if you did not know that this was a set of books and there is more to the story, I feel that it ended pretty great in a nice neat tidy package with a bow at the end... happily ever after...with the ominous sign that it was going to be anything but a boring ever after.

I love the line, " Isn't a long life with me enough?" In that smokey bedroom voice... All that teen angst and first love. However, as the mother of a 15 year old girl, I need not watch a movie to achieve the angst and drama of first love. We are living it... sigh.

So with that being said, a bit about me. I am the type of person who has to know what comes next. That happened to me with the Harry Potter series. I had never even heard of the books until my son, gosh he was 5 or 6 at the time, said he wanted to go see the movie. So we went then I was hooked. To my joy there were three other books... than the rug was pulled out from under me when I found out I had to wait to find out what came next. Yuck! I hate waiting... LOL

So at the risk of sounding stupid... because I haven't looked into this yet... but in my world the movie had a great ending... doesn't keep me wondering, as a duped moviegoer it is nicely implied that They lived happily ever after." End of story. I am weary to start a set in a series if it is not completed yet! Although if it March during spring break I may get the books to read.

1 comment:

  1. I am a new Twilight convert myself. Just finished the book, Twilight, the other day, and am now reading New Moon. I went and saw the movie today and loved it. I would say READ the series. As far as I know the 4th book is the last, with the exception of a non-published 5th. The movie followed the book pretty closely.

    Oh, and aren't 15 yr olds a delight to live with!?