Friday, December 5, 2008

Twilight - Worth the $7?

I had to take a class all day yesterday and I'm on my way to spend another full day in class so not much time to post, but I want some opinions.

Boyfriend and I may go see Twilight this weekend. We have movie coupons so the price won't exceed $7 and we always bring our own candy, but with Christmas presents left unbought, is Twilight worth my cash?

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I also love Buffy the Vampire Slayer so I'm pretty sure I'll love it, but will he? Also, I try to read the book before seeing movies based on popular books but alas I haven't gotten around to reading Twilight. From what I've heard, it's right up my alley?

So what do you think....brave the cinema on a Friday night or wait til it's on the Redbox DVD machine at the supermarket?


Brandilynn said...

I'm a little biased - I loved the books. However, I've gone and seen Twilight twice (!) and the latest time was with my male cousin. He's older than I am and he's even going to read the books, now!

QL girl said...

What I would do: find the time to read the book (I like to imagine people and places for myself the first time around....although I've already seen the actors, so much for that part). From that I'd judge if I want to see the movie, and if my boyfriend would fall asleep during it.

In the end it depends; is your time more valuable to you right now? Or is the $14?

(Personally, if I'm not crazy about a movie, or if the boyfriend hasn't been looking forward to seeing it we won't go to the theatres. He will usually download it once the DVD comes out, or we rent it.)

From the sounds of it, I should probably try finding a copy from a friend or something....I miss sitting down with an entertaining book!

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the movie, but read all 4 books and loved them. I would definately read the books first though. I find it really annoying when I see a movie first because then all the characters and all look like the movie people in my head. Try the library for the books, you might have to put them on hold though as they are really popular!

Sunflowers said...

I have a friend who loved the books, loved the movie (has seen it twice and wants to see it twice more). She thinks Robert Pattinson is hot, hot, hot.

I think the best part of the movie was the guy's aforementioned hotness (that and the pretty landscape). 20% of the movie was me thinking "oh, I feel tingly watching him... (but he needs to take off his shirt. :p)." (40% of the movie was me thinking, Kristen Stewart needs to stop sputtering so much. And "wow, they're ALREADY in love?! that was... fast.")

Overall, kind of thought it was a waste of my time. And it was frustrating because they had all the elements for a good movie, they just didn't pull it together properly. I didn't actively dislike it. But it really seemed like they hurriedly threw the movie out there just to rake in the dough from all the teenybopper fans, and that annoys me.

My opinion - read the book, wait for the DVD.

Anonymous said...

I read the book but haven't decided if I will go to see the movie or wait for Netflix. Let us know if you go and tell us what you thought.

Shtinkykat said...

I haven't read any of the books but I'm kind'a creeped out by the storyline of an 80-year old guy (who's eternally a teenager) is in love with a teenage girl. Oh wait, I'm sorry. I thought we were talking about Hugh Hefner. Anyhoo, enjoy yourself to a movie. These types of movies are better watched on the big screen.