totally off-topic!!! -- Twilight...

totally off-topic!!! -- Twilight...

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#1 Dec 1, 2008
I told myself I wasn't going to do this, but...

There was a very enjoyable conversation a while back about the Twilight book series, so I thought I'd bring this up for those who are interested.

Has anyone gone to the Twilight movie yet, and if so, what did you think?
just curious

Sherwood, OR

#2 Dec 1, 2008
I'll wait for it to come out on DVD

“Always On Your Side”

Since: Jan 07

Charlotte, NC

#3 Dec 1, 2008
I saw it opening weekend, and though some parts were kind of corny, I loved it overall. I think everyone did a wonderful job in their roles. I'd like to go see it again if I ever get the time. I wish they'd go ahead and film the rest of the movies and release them all next year. Haha I can't wait!
Sara

AOL

#4 Dec 2, 2008
loved it. i've seen it twice
Kasey Fan

New Kensington, PA

#5 Dec 2, 2008
The movies never live up to the book but I loved the movie and i read the whole series in a week.... SOO good!! I can't wait for the next movies and i agree all come out next year!! that would be amazing!
KaseyKahne_oHyEa

United States

#6 Dec 2, 2008
i thought the movie was really great...i know a lot of people thought it was bad, but that was because they expected it to be EXACTLY like the novel, but of course that isn't possible because most of it is based on thought. if you don't go into it thinking that, you will like it a lot. overall i thought it was done really well and all of the actors were awesome in their parts. i loved it and i've seen it twice and am planning to see it a third (& last...until the dvd is released) time this weekend. it was great and edward (rob pattinson) is a SEXY BEAST!! lol, sorry, i couldn't resist. i hope this helps....have you (nicki) seen it yet...what did you think of it?
UNCW Girl

Wilmington, NC

#7 Dec 2, 2008
I know I'm in the minority, but I just don't get the hype. As far as the writing is concerned, in my opinion, the book was just alright. As far as literature is concerned, the book was bad. It just seemed very juvenile to me, like something I would have read in middle school. I've read so many better books. If you want to read a GOOD vampire book, read Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Haven't seen the movie yet, but I don't want to.
just curious

Sherwood, OR

#8 Dec 3, 2008
It actually was written for young adult (teen) readers
Nicki

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Dec 3, 2008
Yes, I've seen it... and seen it... and seen it... LOL!!! I have a few friends who can never get their schedules together, but I promised to go with them, so I ended up going with them on seperate days - I can probably quote half the movie by now! ROTF!!!

I hadn't read the book before seeing the movie, so I didn't have any real expectations. I borrowed the books (all 4 of them) from a friend and read them in 2 days, then saw the movie again with the other girls a few days after that.

The series isn't intended or marketed toward adults, so the approach is different. I will say that the sheer number of middle-high-school age girls that we saw in the theater supports the concept of marketing to teen girls. There is only the one kissing scene, and it wasn't even offensive to my friend's (extremely modest)grandmother, so if they continue the series this way, it will probably do very well, even with the G-rated groups.

It was a totally different setup than other vamp movies - more a high school romance than anything - so once you take that perspective into account, I thought they actually did an excellent job with most of it.

The computer-graphic-sparkles could have been better, but the entire movie had a production budget of $40 million or so, and it opened at nearly $70 million just the first weekend.
UNCW Girl

Wilmington, NC

#10 Dec 3, 2008
Lol, maybe I'm just weird, but I've never cared for lit geared toward younger people, even when I was in elementary school. Ha ha, I read Little Women and Call of the Wild when I was 7. I guess it is because my mom is a teacher, so I was taught to read at a very early age. I guess I started reading adult books before I was supposed to!
Nicki

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Dec 4, 2008
No, darling, you aren't weird! LOL!!! My mother taught me to read early as well, and because I enjoy it so much, I have gotten to the point where I read very quickly. I can literally go through books in an hour or two sometimes, and even longer ones don't last much longer. I tend to read just about everything I come across; even a stray physics textbook received a once-through (not that I've returned to that book, though!!! ROTF!!!)

I used to get so angry with the librarians at school because they wouldn't let me check out any books from the "hard" section... When I finally found some of them at the public library, I was really disappointed in how easy most of them seemed.
UNCW Girl

Wilmington, NC

#12 Dec 6, 2008
Lol, that sounds like me. At first when I was really young the librarians wouldn't let me check out hard books either, but then we had a reading program called Accelerated Reader that everyone in the school had to participate in. You had to read a book and then take an online quiz that measured your reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and it awarded points for each question you got right. It also tests your reading level by testing you on progressively harder passages, so after they found out I had a 10th grade reading level in 2nd grade they let me read whatever I wanted! Lol I was such a nerd! They put me in a special smart kid program, and once a week I had to get on a bus along with 2 other kids and ride to a different school in Smithfield where we took advanced classes. I used to be so embarrassed when they would make the announcement that "the "AIG" bus is here!" It stood for academically intellectually gifted, but the slower kids used to tell us we were "Accidentally Gifted." It made me cry.:( Lol
Nicki

River Grove, IL

#13 Dec 6, 2008
"Accidentally Gifted"... ROTFLOL!!!!!

Better than "accidentally not"... LOL!

“Always On Your Side”

Since: Jan 07

Charlotte, NC

#14 Dec 7, 2008
Oh my god, I HATED that Accelerated Reading crap. Being forced to read books that pretty much suck is NOT a good way to get kids to like reading. None of the books I liked to read were ever on the lists, so I rebelled. Haha
UNCW Girl

Wilmington, NC

#15 Dec 7, 2008
I know, there were some pretty lame books... There were so many stupid books like Amelia Bedelia and all of those Beverly Cleary books. Eew, and the Hardy Boys!
KaseyKahne_oHyEa

Newnan, GA

#16 Dec 9, 2008
UNCW Girl wrote:
Lol, that sounds like me. At first when I was really young the librarians wouldn't let me check out hard books either, but then we had a reading program called Accelerated Reader that everyone in the school had to participate in. You had to read a book and then take an online quiz that measured your reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and it awarded points for each question you got right. It also tests your reading level by testing you on progressively harder passages, so after they found out I had a 10th grade reading level in 2nd grade they let me read whatever I wanted! Lol I was such a nerd! They put me in a special smart kid program, and once a week I had to get on a bus along with 2 other kids and ride to a different school in Smithfield where we took advanced classes. I used to be so embarrassed when they would make the announcement that "the "AIG" bus is here!" It stood for academically intellectually gifted, but the slower kids used to tell us we were "Accidentally Gifted." It made me cry.:( Lol
were you in the IB program?(it stands for international baccalaureate program)thats what im in and its similar...we have to ride a a bus to a different school that we aren't all zoned for and its the highest gifted program in the world...not to be cocky.(i'm in high school) yea...my siblings tease me and call it the idiot's bureau...actually its kind of funny. lol
UNCW Girl

Wilmington, NC

#17 Dec 10, 2008
Yeah I took IB classes and AP classes in high school, except we had IB classes in my high school. Lol, I didn't want to take the classes... but like I said, my mom is a teacher and she made me! Lol But it's ok though, because I got into all of the colleges I applied to.
KaseyKahne_oHyEa

United States

#18 Dec 10, 2008
UNCW Girl wrote:
Yeah I took IB classes and AP classes in high school, except we had IB classes in my high school. Lol, I didn't want to take the classes... but like I said, my mom is a teacher and she made me! Lol But it's ok though, because I got into all of the colleges I applied to.
haha. i had to convince my parents to allow me to be in ib because the schools it is at is not the best in our county, but i and my middle school french teacher convinced them and while i complain a lot and its a lot of work, i love it none the less. yea, i better get into the colleges i want to get into...ahem...emory...lol. im a junior and my class will be the first to graduate with an ib diploma in my county, so we're the guinea pigs and its really tough being that. oh well, i refuse to drop out regardless.
UNCW Girl

Wilmington, NC

#19 Dec 10, 2008
Emory is a good school, I hope you get in :) I applied to North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, and University of North Carolina Wilmington. I got into all 3, but a lot of my friends wanted me to go to NC State because it's the most prestigious. But I'm so glad I picked UNCW! I love being 5 minutes away from the beach!

“"winning isn't everything"”

Since: Apr 08

Williamsburg, MA

#20 Dec 13, 2008
i saw twilight, and i loved it. it didnt follow the book very well, but i thought there was good acting.

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