Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight The Movie

I awoke in the early predawn hour of 6:00 with all the excitement of a 5 year old going to Disney for the first time. Today is the day I see the movie release of my favorite book Twlight!

Inching my plump rump to the edge of the bed, I cautiously tested the temperature of the wood floors with my toes. The chilly floor boards made my toes curl like those of the wicked witch of the west after the house fell on her. "Munchkins, fetch my ruby slippers!"

I searched in the darkness for my sheepskin lined slippers - the ones Doughboy gave to me last Christmas that are two sizes too big. Oh well...big or not, their cozy softness is quite welcome on cold mornings like today. As Doughboy slumbered, I jumped into the steaming hot shower and made myself presentable. We had picked up my very-very-pregnant daughter by 8:45 to arrive at the movie theater to claim first seating rights. I had the forethought to pre-purchase our tickets so waiting in line was unnecessary. Doughboy was the only male in the sea of fellow Twilighters - what a trooper he is! I think he tagged along for the free popcorn.

So, was the movie disappointing? Heck NO! But it really helped to read the book first. The movie stayed quite true to the book and it was exhilarating to see the characters spring to life. If you are one of the millions who read the book, the movie doesn't quite capture everything that Bella was thinking. After all, the book is written in the first person from Bella's perspective. The special effects weren't distracting or over-the-top and the characters were believable. The chemistry between Edward and Bella was amazing while keeping it real from the author's perspective. It is definitely a movie I will buy when the DVD is eventually released. Hopefully there will be a sequel.

Okay, fellow Twilighters... did you see the movie? What did you think? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

9 comments:

Jamie Payne said...

It's official, I can now give birth. Everything I wanted to accomplish before making my way to the hospital is complete now that I've seen Twilight. As mom said, it definitely helps having read the book. There is just too much that you can't cram into a movie. But I'm very impressed that they didn't deviate very much. Thanks to my parentals for the fun morning!

Country Girl said...

Sounds fantastic! I haven't seen it yet but plan to. So far, I've finished books one and two.

Mental P Mama said...

I cannot wait to see it!

Chere said...

Boo!!! Whooo!!!! I was thinking my fellow Diva's at around 11:00. I am glad Doughboy was able to fill in for me. Did he get butter on his popcorn? Thanks for warming my seat Doughboy.

Roxanne Schwandt said...

Thumbs up. And yes, I agree, if one had not read the book, you just don't get all that Bella is thinking/feeling. The other thing I noticed is we really didn't get to know the Cullen's abilities or personalities as much as we did in the book. Remember when Alice dolled Bella up, against her will, for the Prom, and how much Bella despised even going to the prom?

Judyann said...

Thanks for letting me tag along Debra, Jamie and Pete. It was an enjoyable movie and yes, it was good that I was able to finish book 1 before going. In some ways the movie was better at displaying Edward's strength and speed.

Mental P Mama said...

Yay! The book club is officially under way!

phd in yogurtry said...

My teen son is the ultimate skeptic when it comes to books-made-into-movies... and even he thought Twilight was well done on the screen. I haven't seen it yet (I hadn't finished the book come opening night). But I plan to see it with my daughters.

Debbie said...

I will probably wait until Netflix has it. I hate paying movie prices LOL. I haven't even read the 2nd one yet, but plan to. Don't ya just love Mama's Book Club?