88/365 : I Love Edward Cullen!

We finally found the time to go see Twilight tonight... and I finally got to wear my Twilight hoodie. I have had it for about a month now but I have been saving it to wear to the movie.

Having read all four books in the Twilight series I tried to go into this movie with an open heart. I say this because anybody that has ever read a book and then they make a movie from that book, it is just never as good. Understandably a book can go into much more detail as a movie only usually has at max 2 hours to tell the story but I absolutely hate when things are made up and added into a movie. I know bits and pieces have to be left out for time cutting but I have never understood why the person writing the adapted screenplay makes up things to add in and why the author allows it.

I would have to say that 'Harry Potter' (in my opinion) is one of the best books to the big screen changes I have seen. Yes they must leave out a ton in order to fit it into a movie format but they hardly add anything in that did not happen in the books.

One of the worst that I can think of is 'The Firm'. If you have never read the book and watched the movie it is good on it's own right but for those of you (like me) that have read the book and then watched the movie ... it was a disgrace. They changed everything and made up new story lines when it was not needed as the book was perfect.

With all of this being said, what did I think of Twilight? It was... okay. I do believe again that if I had not read the books that it would have been much better. Unfortunately Stephanie Meyer did allow them to 'make up' things that did not happen in the book and to me the ending was utterly ridiculous. I serious sat there at the end and shook my head in disbelief.

I do not want to go into too much detail as I know a few of you are reading these books and a few of you may not have gone to see the movie yet.

In short.
Do I regret watching the movie? No. Do I hope they do a better job with the next book 'New Moon'? Yes. Did I love Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen? Yes, but this could be because of my love of the fictional character is so great that I would have loved anybody in the part.

My suggestion... read the books!

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Meg said...

I have a confession...

I saw a copy already...about 3 weeks ago, in fact. I know I said I wanted to see it in the theatre first, but we found a decent copy and ended up watching it one night. I felt the same. It was okay...but I was bummed at how they chose to end it compared to how it happened in the book. I'm very anxious now to see New Moon.