Apr 24, 2009

Not as bad as I thought

Okay I did read the Twilight series a while back, and it left me angry. Bella was a wimpy little thing. Edward was all way too dominant and controlling. The whole thing just reeked of abstinence porn. The writing was all kinds of god-awful. But the story enthralled me.

So after some hesitation, I checked out the movie version and was pleasantly surprised. For one, on screen Edward came across as less stalker creepy (just a little less) and more insecure. The two characters seemed a bit more on equal footing somehow.

However, the special effects were laughable. The speeding through the forest and sparkling was just pitifully done. Also Edward's whole family (with the exception of the oldest girl - Rosalie?) seemed terribly miscast.

I did enjoy the smoldering teenage vampire romance though so I'll give this one a 6.


  1. I also was not a big fan of the Twilight series, but I'd still like to see the movie.

  2. THANK YOU! I think Edward is a bit pathological in the books. I did not really like them, but they were such easy reads I figured why not. When you read a book with a red pen, well that tells you something about the writing (did she have a copy editor?). The movie was not THAT bad, but add the make-up to the list of "just pitifully done!"