twilight movie any good?

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    okay, before i start, a little background:

    i got into the Eragon series and loved it. (already a star wars and lotr fan)

    i was looking for something else to read, and my sister got me to read the harry potter books, and i loved them.

    so then, someone mentioned that i should try out the twilight books. they told me that they were in the same category and everything, so i finally broke down and got the first one. it was too much of a love story for me, but it was still pretty good, and i like vampire movies, so i ended up reading all 4 books.

    now, i saw the eragon movie after reading the books, and it was horrible. i had seen a few of the harry potter's before reading the books, but after i noticed how much they left out, but they were still pretty good movies.

    so i ask, is the twilight movie worth seeing? i'm sure it will leave out some stuff, but for those that have read the books, what did you think?
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    It's one of those movies that if you don't see, you're going to be left out.

    I must admit, I didn't *want* to see it. Me and a friend watched it on Sidereel, which I never, ever normally do.

    We hated it, and found it quite laughable.

    But tonight, I watched it on BluRay and I must say, I enjoyed it. It is very sappy in parts, but I think its laying a lot of ground work for the next 2/3 (?) movies.

    I haven't read the books, FYI.

    I did have an interest as when I was about 14/15 I really liked the Buffy and Angel series'.

    It is about vampires - its about vampires in love.

    Do with that what you will.
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the reply. i'm sure i'll eventually end up watching it at some point or another anyways
     
  4. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    My wife was into it, so I read all the books as well. We watched the movie soon after it came out. It is a typical low-budget movie. It would be fun to see what they do with it if they had a few hundred million bucks to throw around. Maybe by #3 or 4 they'll have a huge budget & do better.

    If you like seeing movies after reading the books, if only to see how your imagination measures up to the filmmaker's, go see it.
     
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    If you're in high school?
    My little sister dragged me along to see it but I gave up and played my DS on mute.
     
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    How can you take it even semi-seriously when the werewolf pedophile was thrown in?

    I know half-humans mature quicker than normal people, but still!
     
  7. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    lol, that bad?

    true. but it's not that bad. of course, i like underworld much better
     
  8. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I seriously doubt you will like it, but if you have some free time then you (and me) may be surprised. That said it didn't do anything for me, but I can be picky.
     
  9. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to go see the movie with my friend a couple of days after the movie came out in theaters.

    I thought it was pretty good! I love the Twilight series. I have to get a move on and start reading the third and fourth book though! I've had so much to do I haven't had time.

    But with the scene with James being killed, Bella being bitten, etc. I could not take it. I hate blood and gory things like that. My head was in the arm of my friend and all she did was laugh.
     
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    I've seen it dismissed as a chick flick for screaming preteen girls, which I found unfairly limiting.

    It's a chick flick for women of all ages.

    My wife (and mother of my children) and her friends are all ga ga over the book series, and the movie as well. I started the first book, and gave up on it. The movie was okay, but what I found funny is how it was promoted primarily as an action movie in order to get the boyfriends to fill some seats too.

    That said, I did read and enjoy The Host by the same author. Alien/apocalyptic humans fighting back theme.
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    haha, you are probably right. but since i read the books, i might rent it one day, just for kicks

    thanks for the reply. maybe there is hope that i might like it

    haha. yeah.
     
  12. kellen macrumors 68020

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    GF just rented it and I half watched it while on my MBP.

    I thought it was cheesy with a lot of holes in the plot. It wasn't a bad movie, but I wouldn't watch it again.

    Seemed like a movie for teenage girls about to enter high school.
     
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    Can somebody post up a Link to the trailer of this Movie, please?
    I can't seem to find it, at all...
     
  14. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    that's what i thought. it's just since i've read the books, it might seem a hair better to me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxjNDE2fMjI

    is it that hard to search?
     
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    Meh... I thought the movie was good, but I hadnt read any books at the time.

    Friends who have read book: movie sucks
    Friends who havnt read book: movie is great.
     
  17. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    I read that too. Pretty good! Got waay slow about 3/4 through, but the rest of it was fun.
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    have no desire to see it

    its sad when southpark starts making references to things i no longer know about...like that high school musical for one lol

    never saw that movie either
     
  19. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yeah, that's what i thought. i might rent it, but not buying it for sure
     
  20. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    Rental is the way to go for sure...IMO
     
  21. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yeah. i bet my wife will like it
     
  22. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Its a well filmed movie but has a terrible story line
     
  23. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    If it's as well written as the first half of the book was I'm sure it will be well worth missing. :rolleyes:
     
  24. MiroMac macrumors member

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    I'm a hardcore vampire lover(film and books) so the romance and teen-esque love really got to me. I'd rather just see vampire wreaking havoc on the town than hear them talk. :p
     
  25. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Rent

    I've decided to rent it. I will let everyone know what i thought when I'm done watching it.
    Is it just me or is this a poor time of the year for movie releases?
     

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