On the Town with the Twerds
For years many members of my gender have been telling me I need to read the Twilight series but I always abstained due to my meager amount of free-time. However, since my recent foot surgery forced me to be off my feet a great deal more than is customary for me, I decided to start reading these books.
Although they definitely don’t compare-as far as thought provoking complexity goes-to literature classics, they were perfect for distracting me in my immobile state. It’s easy to see why many a girl has been sucked into the tapestry of the fictional world weaved by Meyers. I too quickly became hooked.
Since I can now consider myself a Twerd, (stands for Twilight Nerd for those of you who aren’t geeky enough to understand) I was excited to be part of a large group of friends going to see the Twilight movie together, so excited in fact that I decided to buy a very geeky Twilight t-shirt and hoodie to wear to this event. After all, if you are going to be involved in nerdery, you might as well do it with pizzazz.
As far as the movie goes, for those of you who have not yet seen it, it was satisfying enough. The special effects were definitely sub-par; they reminded me of something you would see on a sci-fi channel original series rather than a major motion picture. I also thought James died way too easily and without much of struggle-for someone who was supposed to be incredibly tough it definitely didn’t work. And Jasper, what’s up with the constipated look? He was so rigid the whole movie. He keeps his distance in the book but he has a warm personality. That certainly was not how he was conveyed in the movie. Even though, after reading the book, the movie seems to fly by, only skimming on the surface of what the book dives into, I was pleased with all the principal characters. I thought they came through with the essence of the book. So if you are a fan of the books, I think you will like the movie despite its flaws.
I’m hoping, after how much money this movie makes, they will have a bigger budget on the next one, and we won’t have to witness those horrendous special effects again.