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Old November 24 2009, 12:12 AM   #31
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Old November 24 2009, 12:53 AM   #32
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Found this interesting overview of the Twilight series:

http://www.cracked.com/funny-36-twilight/

Much more enjoyable to read than the film was to watch.


Ya know, I have a fondness for the films and books, but that was hilarious!
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Old November 24 2009, 01:11 AM   #33
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Here we go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFSn5rs70Rc

All this hype just makes me depressed. So being vacuous and needy are admirable traits now?

Think I would probably pull my own head off about ten minutes into one of these movies.
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Old November 29 2009, 03:26 AM   #34
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I got around to watching it with some people who wanted to see it. I haven't seen the first one.

Unremarkable and average. Hardly stomach turning, but I see very little merit as well. I do understand that it's basically the 'female equivalent' of dumb action movies, ie dumb romance movies, and from that standpoint it's fine I guess, I dunno. I found the romance scenes to just drag on and onnn and onnnn, with lots of looking down and up, with bad dialogue. The writing wasn't any shittier than your average Transformers-type movie, which is pretty faint praise I know.

The rare snippets of plot were fairly watchable, such as:

-Bella discovering the werewolves. That whole sequence and explanation was watchable.
-Sequence at the end with the Italian Voltaire guys

Yeah those were the best two parts.
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Old November 29 2009, 03:43 AM   #35
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I'm a very avid reader, especially of fiction, and will read just about anything provided it piques my interest even a little bit. I read and enjoyed the novels, although I realize that they certainly aren't for everyone. I saw and enjoyed the first movie, and went to see NM (by myself, something that I enjoy doing when I can, for some reason). I enjoyed it, but it definitely isn't going to appeal to every single person out there.

As for the way that Summit has chosen to title the movie adaptations, I actually think it works, since it makes it clear - for those who haven't read the novels, but might have an interest in seeing it nonetheless - that it's part of a series. It's really no different than the Star Wars films, at least not IMO.

To the person who compared Twilight to Eragon: Stephanie Meyer's writing talents might not be on the level of say, Stephen King, but they're infinitely better than Paolini's (I won't go into why I say that, because it's a topic for another day and another thread).
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Old November 29 2009, 07:56 AM   #36
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I fell asleep about half way through the movie.I had heard the acting was better in this one, but i just didn`t see it. The stilted dialogue was so painful at times that i wonder if maybe i fell asleep to avoid the pain, or i was actually just too tired. I havent decided yet, but i certainly wont go back to find out.
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Old November 29 2009, 11:14 PM   #37
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I'm a very avid reader, especially of fiction, and will read just about anything provided it piques my interest even a little bit. I read and enjoyed the novels, although I realize that they certainly aren't for everyone. I saw and enjoyed the first movie, and went to see NM (by myself, something that I enjoy doing when I can, for some reason). I enjoyed it, but it definitely isn't going to appeal to every single person out there.
These books/movies are romances so it's understandble why they are such a hit with females. But if there weren't any vampires or werewolves I wouldn't have checked them out in the first place. Meyer's writing isn't great but she has created some cool characters like Carlisle and Alice.

As for the way that Summit has chosen to title the movie adaptations, I actually think it works, since it makes it clear - for those who haven't read the novels, but might have an interest in seeing it nonetheless - that it's part of a series. It's really no different than the Star Wars films, at least not IMO.
I don't mind. When the movie starts it's just titled New Moon. The clunky Twilight Saga is left off when the title card appears. I'd imagine they'll leave it out of the next movie too but still keep it in all the advertising. There will always be a few stupid people that need the word Twilight to be in the title to know what's it about.

To the person who compared Twilight to Eragon: Stephanie Meyer's writing talents might not be on the level of say, Stephen King, but they're infinitely better than Paolini's (I won't go into why I say that, because it's a topic for another day and another thread).
I was pretty surprised that the Twilight movie did so much better than Eragon. I guess vamps are more popular than fantasy these days.
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Old November 29 2009, 11:29 PM   #38
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But these aren't any vamps! They're sexy vamps with cold, sparkly, penises that middle-aged moms swoon over!

Sheesh, can you imagine the outrage there would be over men rushing to see a movie full of half-dressed teenage girls?
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Old December 1 2009, 05:04 PM   #39
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I lady friend of mine wanted to see this, for the second time, and offered to buy my ticket if I went with her. So I did. She did this with Twilight also so I've now seen both movies at a cost of $0 to me.

Twilight plays like a bad hybrid of a Lifetime Original Movie of the Week/Sci-Fi Creature Feature and you want to abort it.

New Moon plays much better and the series is moving cinematically in the right direction.

Twilight: C-
New Moon: B

The development of the werewolves was good. I like that they were fundamentally just large versions of wolves and not overtly unusual.

The Volturi and the development of a vampiric ruling class was nice. Actually they were the best 15min of the whole movie, imo.

I expect a real throw down between Jacob & Edward next movie. We got a glorified middle school shoving match in this one.

One word: Alice

The movie just ends, like LOTR:FotR, except instead of just walking away and ending Edward Cullen utters the lamest romanticised line ever. EVER.

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I thought it was neat how Michael Sheen has now played a werewolf in Underworld and now vamp in Twilight.
Had the same thought. I'm a big fan of the Underworld saga and hope talks of the 4th being in 3-D come about!
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Old December 2 2009, 05:27 AM   #40
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It'll be interesting to see how thery handle the fourth book where...
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Old December 2 2009, 05:50 AM   #41
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^^^^^
Yeah, I read a description somewhere of the fourth book, and it sounded majorly fucked up. Granted, I'm not really familiar with the Twilight universe, so maybe it seems less insane to someone who is but... wow. It really makes me wonder why so many girls are in love with this series.

Box office news, if anyone's interested: this past weekend, New Moon made $42.9 million, falling a rather steep 70% from its opening weekend -- but considering how much money it's already made, I doubt Summit is terribly bothered by that.

Its domestic total currently stands at $233,334,668, making it the 6th highest-grossing film of the year thus far -- it will probably take 5th place away from Star Trek after next weekend. Worldwide, it's closing in on $480 million.
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Old December 2 2009, 06:41 AM   #42
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It'll be interesting to see how thery handle the fourth book where...
You mean, there's actually sex in the latter novels? Wow, I should probably start reading the series.
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Old December 2 2009, 03:01 PM   #43
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But these aren't any vamps! They're sexy vamps with cold, sparkly, penises that middle-aged moms swoon over!

Sheesh, can you imagine the outrage there would be over men rushing to see a movie full of half-dressed teenage girls?
Heh...I went with my wife to see it Sunday night and there were three women, apparently in their mid-late 50s right behind us giggling and swooning like 13 year olds over Jacob...it was disturbing, but not nearly as disturbing as the things my wife overheard in the restroom after the movie...what the ladies were saying they'd like to do to Jacob...

You're right...imagine the reaction if a 50 year old dude had been talking about the things he'd like to do to high school girls...

As for the movie, I dreaded going, but it was not nearly as bad as I had expected. Yeah, it was cheesy and really overdone at points, but it certainly wasn't the worst movie I've seen in theaters this year...it was better than Transformers 2...
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Old December 2 2009, 03:35 PM   #44
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I hope they have a special release of the film in Gitmo and force all the detainees to watch.
Talk about Torture. I'd rather be waterboarded.
Interesting to see American views towards Gitmo and Waterboarding..... I don't share your sense of humor on these things.
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Old December 2 2009, 03:36 PM   #45
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the first film was just ok. Just saw the 2nd film today, & I found it harder to sit through. I liked the wolf scenes and thats about it. The 3 leads just annoy me. I just cant like them. Also the whole sequence were Bella goes to, was it Rome? to save Edward & they attend that vampire council...yeeeech!

I went to a 1:30 pm showing with my cousin & her son, the theater was full of teenage girls(many of them I assume skipped school or got out early, some were still in their school uniforms.) Every time one of the male leads would take their shirt off or kiss Bella- SQUEEEEEEL!!!
Well no wonder why you didn't like it.... lol.... If I had to put up with that in any movie, no matter how good it was, I'd probably come out afterwards hating it too.
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