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Movie Review: Twilight

TwilightI’m on holiday, which always means that I have more time to do things I normally wouldn’t – like watch DVD’s. And as it’s the Christmas holidays, it also means that it’s more than likely that I received a couple of DVD’s as presents, which I did. One of those movies was Twilight.

Of course, I had heard of the books and the movie, and I had heard a lot of conflicting reviews on both. However, I had no expectations about the movie and, apart from knowing it was connected to vampires, I had no idea what the story was about. In turn, I didn’t have an advanced feeling that it would be good or bad, I was 100% neutral. This meant that when the movie started, I was able to view the story unfolding before me through my own eyes, instead of being biased by what others thought.

Not having read the books, I have no idea how true the movie was to the books…and I don’t care about that either, as I don’t intend to read them. The movie, for me, was OK. If I were to rate it out of five, I’d give it a three. It wasn’t terrible or unwatchable, but it wasn’t a great movie that will be watched over and over again either. It was a movie that I enjoyed at the time, but it didn’t make a lasting impression on me.

The main male character was strange to look at. I believe this was deliberately done, but I found it a bit distracting. The main female character was ordinary and I mean that in a good way. She wasn’t some Hollywood glamour queen, she was a normal looking human being and that made the movie all the better.

The plot is an old one. It’s been done plenty of times before. But I enjoyed it anyway. The graphics were good, there was enough action to make it exciting and I always like the romantic side of a story so I wasn’t disappointed there. Having said that, I felt that the love between these two people was too quick and not powerful enough.

I don’t really have a lot to say about it. As movies go, it was a good way to pass a few hours after a busy day, but I’m glad I didn’t pay to see it.

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2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Twilight”

  1. Do you plan to read the books? I’m wondering if you’ll like them.

    I’ve seen Twilight, and then read all the books within a couple of weeks. I become totally obsessed like everyone else. But that eventually faded.

    I now much prefer the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. Have you read her stuff at all?

    Your blog looks interesting. I love to read, and used to write fiction. I can probably relate to some of the stuff you have here. I’m going to wander around a bit : )

  2. No, I don’t think I’ll be reading the Twilight books. They just don’t appeal to me in any way.

    I haven’t heard of the Sookie Stackhouse books, but now that you’ve mentioned them I’ll keep an eye out for them. I like trying books by different authors.

    Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll find the blog interesting enough to return some time.

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